When you are looking at starting a business, everything starts with a problem that needs to be solved, or a solution that has helped somebody do something.
The Problem of The Massive Text
To explore this, let us look at my life. To elaborate, in 2007, I had a family member that was running nightclubs. It was their job to create the VIP list, fill it up, and get the “who’s who” in Minneapolis to come out and get them in the doors each night.
Their idea was to send text messages to these people to get them to come out, and they said it worked really, really well. That said, they couldn’t figure out how to send a mass text message to everybody at one time.
The first attempt was to try sending text messages by purchasing many mobile phones to connect to a special modem (remember the old modems that people used to use when “dial-up” was used for internet access?
The idea/problem: They needed more people to come out to the nightclubs so they could have more sales.
The attempted solution: Sending text messages which got a reply and got people there.
How to Start A Business
That is how you start a business. Just try to apply the simple ideas. You need to get up and start thinking, “There’s got to be a better way,” “there’s got to be an easier way,” or “there’s got to be a more efficient way” if you don’t ask that question every single day.
Back to the story, in the summer of 2007, when he said, “we’ve got to start sending text messages to increase business”, I asked him if he would like help getting that up and running and if I could take a crack at it. He said sure. After a year, our company uses opt to send messages to people. We still own that business now (part of it).
Take whatever problem you see or that you may have that you want to fix and send that over to us. Send us an email. We can help you dive into your idea. We will give you suggestions and help design a workflow on getting your project online.
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I will give $1,000 to anyone that submits a good idea we want to partner on. Half the money has to be invested in the company. The other half is just a reward to the person.) So take a look around! What problem can you solve?
Check out the related post, “Do you have what it takes to start a business?”