How many of you started or will start a great business in your garage? I had so many boxes of inventory stacked in my garage! My co founder Pima said "i dont like seeing boxes"... 3 months later we went viral!
"A few weeks ago, I decided to hang up my badge at Amazon, capping off 2.25 years at the company. I was part of my original team as an intern and brought on full-time. This was my first job after college so leaving felt a bit solemn to me. Contrary to what mainstream media might say about this company, I had a much different experience at Amazon Lab126. They say that after you work at Amazon, you can work anywhere. I really don’t know what that exactly means, but sometimes it did feel like a hyperbolic chamber. This only helped in my growth, not only as an engineer, but to help mature a young, naive engineer in silicon valley into something more. But if this means at earning mental grit, well the thousands of hours logged in DoTA already built that ." ---
Thanks Amazon for the 2.25 years. Many more words in my bio.
Some people know this view. Most people walk by without a second thought. To the entrepreneur working out of their home garage this is an opportunity goldmine.
For past two years I've sat here and listened. I've heard people celebrate milestones, work through presentation jitters, and agonize over funding drying up.
One thing I've noticed is that there is no right time to make an introduction. You just have to walk up and say "Hi", "Hello", or just "What's up?". By listening you will learn.
Now don't be mistaken. By stepping into the situation you have to think on your feet. The key is, if you persist in your efforts you will have success.
You never know what's going to happen so put yourself in a position to make things happen. @atltechvillage#garagestartup
We'd like to welcome Don and Sue from Hallman/Linsay Paints in Wisconsin Dells, WI to the Kick Ash Basket Family. They have a great passion for Big Green Egging and have a wonderful store. Stop and check them out! #KickAshBasket#garagestartup#SmallBusiness#RoadTrip