After we were done, however, we had the striking and saddening realization that we had to go back to the work-for-hire business.
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We thought it would be great if we could just keep creating digital media. We realized the four of us had the requisite skills to form a company and, after researching different categories, settled on the bridal space. We raised our seed financing and were off to the races. We all had a desire to create content and tell stories. The process of producing a film, especially an independent one, is by its nature very entrepreneurial.
You have to create the script, which is like the business plan, you have to hire the directors and producers, who are like your staff, you have to actually produce the film, which is like execution and all the operations, you have to raise the money and make a budget, and then you have to market it. You have to get it out there in festivals and get people to see it. Literally everything we learned in film school we could apply to launching a business.
When something goes wrong, which something always will, you try to save it in post-production, redo the shoot, or rewrite the script or do something else. Hire entrepreneurs. We had the benefit of having the entire executive team — my head of sales, head of technology, and my creative director — all come in from running their own business.
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Purely by chance were they at points in their careers where the opportunity to roll their business into our company was the perfect opportunity. Literally, my CTO was running a technology consulting practice and we were consuming so much of their time and workload that we finally suggested he move into our office and that he become head of technology. The problem was the whole concept depended on both parties knowing about the website and entering their details, which hardly ever happened and so that site was something of a waste of time and money. At weddings, it would be good if there was a way of collecting all the photos everyone takes during the day in one place.
Everyone has their own cellphones and cameras, and then days later you have to ask everyone to send photos by email, probably missing out on many along the way.
He completed his quest a couple of years ago and the book is really inspiring. Now What? Where did the idea for Script Reader Pro come from?
What does your typical day look like and how do you make it productive? How do you bring ideas to life?
- Getting Started.
- Emory University 2012?
- Jonathan W. Stokes!
- LIE DOWN TONE UP.
What is one habit of yours that makes you more productive as an entrepreneur? What was the worst job you ever had and what did you learn from it? If you were to start again, what would you do differently?
As an entrepreneur, what is the one thing you do over and over and recommend everyone else do? What is one strategy that has helped you grow your business? What is one failure you had as an entrepreneur, and how did you overcome it?
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What and why? What software and web services do you use? What do you love about them? What is the one book that you recommend our community should read and why? What people have influenced your thinking and might be of interest to others?
- Sky Hawk.
- 1. Jiro Dreams Of Sushi;
- The EU and the Domestic Politics of Welfare State Reforms: Europa, Europae (Work and Welfare in Europe).
- Three Adventist Titans: The Significance of Heeding or Rejecting the Counsel of Ellen White.