So I started about 6 months ago looking into venture capital. There were a couple reasons for it…but the primary reason was I knew HireAHelper would need more time and money than I have. I’ve been torn on what to do about it for a while…
A lot of organizations decide to skip the rice and beans and studio apartment step. They decide to “go big or stay home.” More often than not, they end up going home.
That’s a bit scary. It’s not that I base everything I do on what Godin says, however I do try to run everything through a Godin filter. What would Godin do? (WWGD?). I’m in a predicament if I keep going on this company part time, while trying to balance a new wife, do 40 hours programming and project managing at LewisTech (my current job)…and then spend what I have left on HireAHelper. I have a feeling that if this keeps going, it will be another year before I finally launch.
So my thoughts and conclusions are this: While I may be skipping the “Rice and Beans” Godin refers too, I can’t afford to keep letting competitors with inferior products pollute the market before I even get mine out.
Sorry Seth. On this one I’m going to have to go with Kiyosaki’s advice. I’m taking the money and going live.