After 10 years of growing a successful consulting company from the ground up, into a profitable, 50 person firm, I've sold the business and I’m launching a startup.
Launching a startup is exhilarating! There's so much to do, and it's definitely an adjustment from working at a 50 person company.
Many things are different. For starters, the way I generate and process ideas is drastically different. I used to rely on collaboration with my co-workers. Now, I've taken inspiration from the movie"Akeelah and the Bee". Akeelah is studying for the big spelling bee, and he coach sets her free to study on her own. She's terrified and confides in her mom, who tells her "I bet if you just look around, you got 50,000 coaches."
Thanks to the outpouring of support from the NYC and Boston tech communities, I truly feel like I've got 50,000 coaches.
With the combined advise of my coaches, here are the first 5 things I did.