Counting True Costs
If you're going to take a risk, you need to go all in on investing in yourself. I invested in attorneys that understood the gaming world. They had big gaming companies as their clients. Yes, they were a little bit more than another attorney, but they knew the industry. Tina Zwolinski / skillsgapp
The biggest issue when you talk about costs is the maintenance. It’s not so much for the app, but for maintaining the community, the brand, and the visibility. Those are the areas that I underestimated. Creating an app is one thing, but if you really want it to be successful, that maintenance is really where the rubber meets the road. And that has been hard. Karen Thrower / Kharis Connect
There's a lot of companies out there that make money off of the entrepreneurial process. You know, whether you're paying coaches or somebody's gonna help you develop that playbook or whatever it might be. It's like the sharks have all those little sucker fish that sit on the side of them. That said, a solid mentor network can save you a lot of time and money. Zeb Parsons / Bricolage Dynamics
I think what distinguishes us from similar entrepreneur support groups is we are very deliberate in what happens at our events. There's no selling. You can't attend as a real estate agent trying to build business, for example.
And we have a whole team of people whose job is to introduce themselves, figure out what individuals are working on, and then connect them to others in the room who could potentially help with whatever problems they're solving. Jeremy Berman / GoodUnited & Startup Grind