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overdrive23

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #50 on: July 02, 2018, 11:16:26 AM »
Hey Fellow Mustachian Biz Owners!

Who you are: Brian - Former Gym owner that knew nothing about running a business but sold for a profit this year. I love helping people and figured that helping a business allows me to help more people faster. I still (sorta) use my college degree for good.

What you do (commonly known as your elevator pitch):
My Past:I owned a CrossFit gym for 5.5 yrs (just sold 3/18)
My Now;
Job #1: I run a small ecommerce Coffee company Anvil Coffee (www.anvilcoffeecompany.com) that I really just started to get myself good/cheap coffee when we were expecting our first child. Now I have it set up to donate (per bag sold) to different charities. I cut checks at Xmas time each year :)
Job #2: I am a part time Mechanical Engineer (3x a week) working remotely from home.
Job #3: I do Facebook Ad Management for small businesses.

Your biggest entrepreneurial/business challenge: Getting back into the groove after having our first kid. I used to be SO strict and scheduled with what processes were done on certain days & I'd be great at making time for continuing education (reading)...now, not so much. I am tired haha!

Your best piece of advice for others: Find a mentor & delegate

Your favorite Entrepreneurial/business resource: TwoBrainBusiness.com


jasondepew

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #51 on: August 10, 2018, 01:13:06 PM »
Who you are

Hi, my name is Jason and I'm an aspiring Mustachian.

What you do (commonly known as your elevator pitch)

I fly for a major US airline. Yes, it's a job, but I love flying so much that I'd be doing it even if I didn't work. Why pay hundreds of dollars to fly when my company can pay me thousands to enjoy flying, and puts me up in fancypants hotels all over the country a few nights a month for free?

I also do some freelance flight instruction and writing.

Your biggest entrepreneurial/business challenge

Right now I'm trying to figure out how to form/structure my company to minimize liability and maximize tax benefits.

Your best piece of advice for others

The world has so few Mustachians that demand for everything is essentially unlimited. Find something that you enjoy doing or making and then find an optimization that lets you sell that to others at increased quality or decreased price.

Your favorite Entrepreneurial/business resource

The "How I Built This" podcast

stpetesonya

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #52 on: August 15, 2018, 11:33:35 AM »
Who you are
I'm Sonya an engineer from Columbus, OH. 

What you do (commonly known as your elevator pitch)
After attending #Stashmont aka. the Pop-Up Business School in Sept 2018, I started my own business SnackRoots.com
It's a free tool that helps teachers/parents generate shareable safe snack lists for classrooms, teams, parties, for groups of people with multiple food allergies, celiac, or other intolerances.  I created it because I'm a mother of 3, 2 of my children have multiple food allergies. 

Your biggest entrepreneurial/business challenge
Finding skilled full-stack software engineers that can help me code/test site upgrades.  SnackRoots.com is a free tool, and it's new.  Being FI I don't want to dip into our savings to finance future upgrades as my site is not yet generating revenue.  Speaking of revenue, do you have any ideas for building revenue beyond advertising?

Your best piece of advice for others
I'm such a young entrepreneur, I don't feel comfortable giving advice... other than: Don't wait, GO FOR IT!

Your favorite Entrepreneurial/business resource
Pop-up Business School UK & USA

chicagobluu

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #53 on: August 28, 2018, 09:58:10 PM »
Hi all

Who you are
I'm an early 40's guy with plans to go freelance by the end of the year.  I was unemployed during the financial crisis and ended up traveling the world and teaching english . You can read about it on my blog at https://gettingcanned.com

What you do (commonly known as your elevator pitch)
My day job is as a data analyst so I've got some database and excel skills.   Also run some blogs, and manage real estate.

Your biggest entrepreneurial/business challenge
I need marketing ideas that are low cost/cost effective

Your best piece of advice for others
Pay yourself first.  Discard materialism

Your favorite Entrepreneurial/business resource
It's true that finding a mentor is crucial.  MMM is great and there's plenty of other good ones out that that inspire.  I like Afford Anything, FlytoFI and GoCatchLife.
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basilesamel

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #54 on: September 16, 2018, 04:30:15 PM »
Hi mustachian entrepreneurs :)

- Who you are
I am Basile, 24, France. Just graduated from college as a software engineer. Now building my own companies while traveling in South-East Asia.

- What you do (commonly known as your elevator pitch)
I am making tech products, more specifically Software-as-a-Service products. On one hand I make legalbots at my startup Justinien with two cofounders. On the other hand I own a one-man business where I make my own products.

- Your biggest entrepreneurial/business challenge
Talking to people (I'm usually shy and quite an introvert). But I'm getting better at it.

- Your best piece of advice for others
1) Get people involved in your tech ventures by making in public ! Real people don't steal ideas + you will meet awesome people ! :D
2) If you are young and free, go nomad by relocating to cheap countries to improve your runway significantly.

- Your favorite Entrepreneurial/business resource
The Indie Hackers community !

zoochadookdook

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Re: Introduce Yourself!
« Reply #55 on: October 04, 2018, 06:15:47 PM »


Who you are
I am a 26 year old male in his last semester of a MIS degree

What you do (commonly known as your elevator pitch)
I currently buy and sell high end PC's and gym equipment

Your biggest entrepreneurial/business challenge
Getting robbed multiple times (the stories I have). Taxes. Budgeting work life balance. Expanding past a certain point. Dealing with missing great deals due to other obligations/distances. Separating business and personal inflow outflow especially since it's primarily cash based.

Your best piece of advice for others
Have a plan and a backup plan

Your favorite Entrepreneurial/business resource
I like a lot of youtube channel

Goals for Revenue/Income
40k a year/5 hours a week. This year is at 42k with 3 months left (but I did help a friend sell a house by owner for 1.5% which netted me 6800). Last year wasn't this good.