The interview with the Giglocator team has just been posted on the (mt) Media Temple blog. The striking thing I took away from the interview is a trait common to successful start up ventures. The trait could probably be characterized in several terms, but i think James’ answer here encapsulates the common thread in the attitudes of winning start ups.
What advice would you give to other young entrepreneurs?
If you are working for other people: start building. Even if it’s an hour a day, just work on your project. If you don’t have one, but honestly in your heart can’t see yourself working for someone else for the rest of your life, look at everything through an entrepreneurial eye. If you can spot a problem, think about how to solve it. If someone already is trying to solve it but you think you can do it better — go ahead and do it!
James and Miles are pretty young but show tremendous promise in their moves to partner wisely with infrastructure and innovation partners, (mt) Media Temple and Sun Start Up Essentials, while planning for investment and infrastructure for the next phase. In traditional Boot Strap, 2-man-team style, they haven’t mapped out the “management structure” for future growth. I see this as a typical, but eventually a costly oversight.
Granted getting the rubber to the road in the beginning doesn’t afford time to plan the management structure for anticipated growth, it’s important to lay down a road map for a young company’s internal direction. Additionally, investors may be interested in staffing needs/structure in regards to scaling the company up.
Thanks James and Miles. You guys are going to do great! See the entire interview here!