When you first started your own business, were you trying to “get rich quickly” or create something that matters and a company that would last?
Answer by Drew Steig – Quoras Own Start Up & Small Business Guru
Answer originally posted on Quora.Com
There are a lot of questions in this. I am not the owner of the businesses i run, i am in simple terms a startup expert. I CEO 3 separate companies that i took from nothing and sustainably grew from the ground up. Here are a few things i looked for before i agreed to run them.
I had to believe in the idea. When i was in college i sold kirby vacuums for a month, and heres what i learned from that. If i dont believe in something, i cant sell it. It is essential to believe in what you are doing, it will get you through when sometimes things seem hopeless.
Market research. I try to get research into every answer i give. Research is key. You have to make sure there is a market for your product, and something to set you aside.
I did not try to get rich quick. The odds of that happening are negligible. Most get rich quick scams are just that, a scam. Do the work. Do the research. Enjoy the ride, the rush of contiuous growth is exhilerating. Making customers for life is key, and you HAVE to look at the long term growth. There are both financial and emotional rewards to doing it the right way.
Hope that helps. Good luck