Monday, June 01, 2009

How long did it take you to launch your business?

I get that question a lot.

And if I had enough time to give my (full) answer to everybody who asked, here's how it would go:

How long did it take you to launch your business?

That depends on what you mean by the word ‘launch.’

If, by “launch” you mean, “Come up with your idea,” it took about three seconds.

If, by “launch” you mean, “Realize that your idea was a good one,” it took about twelve hours.

If, by “launch,” you mean, “Officially start your company,” it took about a week.

If, by “launch,” you mean, “Put up a website,” it took a few months.

If, by “launch,” you mean, “Create a product to sell,” it took about a year.

If, by “launch,” you mean, “Get to a point where people actually know who the heck you are,” it took about a year and a half.

If, by “launch,” you mean, “Make money,” it took about two years.

If, by “launch,” you mean, “Make a PROFIT,” it took about two and a half years.

If, by “launch,” you mean, “Grow to a point where customers actually seek YOU out,” it took about three years.

If, by “launch,” you mean, “Figure out what the hell you’re doing,” well, I’m still working on that one.

What about you?

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How long did it take you to launch your business?

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
Author, Speaker, Coach, Entrepreneur
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