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  1. thechosen1

    Multiple businesses - handing over the reins and running without you!

    Hey all, something has been on my mind a lot and that is the idea of multiple businesses. You always hear about these investors and companies with portfolios of profitable companies just throwing off all this cash and making their owners rich. My question is, how much of that is fact and how...
  2. oogway888

    Challenge: Getting an initial audience before official launch; How to overcome it?

    EXECUTION 
    Say you made Instagram. Your first competitor is Facebook. How do you get the initial audience? If I were a new user and saw Instagram - I would not engage on the site unless it has a large of audience already (eg; private networking where you have a beta test and somehow gathered thousands of...
  3. C

    Making ~400k/year freelancing as a ios developer. How to take myself out of the programmer seat and into the business owner seat?

    SIDE HUSTLE 
    Hey guys, I've made a few posts already here about what I'm doing to earn this much as a mobile iOS developer. I essentially work multiple remote contracts and work around the clock. While this level of income is good, I wanted to get some advice on how to grow more and go from developer to...
  4. Young Money

    I violated CENTS and my business failed..

    MINDSET FAILURE 
    My first product failed and I lost a lot of money on it. Now I’m looking back at what went wrong to make sure I don’t make the same mistakes for the new business I’m starting. Well, all I really had to do was a CENTS analysis and it became clear very fast! First Business (Amazon FBA Product)...
  5. Mritunjay

    I HAVE CURE FOR CANCER BUT I CAN'T SCALE IT!

    MINDSET 
    Sir, as you have mentioned in your book UNSCRIPTED about cancer analogy, i give a week thinking about my cancerous problem and i found one that is hurting me, not only me but everyone in my nation( i have studied marketmind!!) so i work on that Problem by putting my heart and soul but soon i...
  6. Walter Hay

    Starting a business with the intention of selling franchises.

    The outright sale of a business doesn’t often take place until it has been trading for a long period of time. This thread is intended to produce some ideas for those who see an opportunity to develop a business that could be saleable after a year or two of profitable operation. My point is...
  7. Walter Hay

    Walter Hay's Business Books

    MARKETPLACE 
    Well, I have become a serial business book writer. Three down, with at least one more residing in my brain. The 3 books so far are based on: A lifetime of success in sales and marketing, while designing, copywriting, and structuring all of my own advertising in both major businesses I...
  8. MJ DeMarco

    Is CENTS Destructive to Action?

    GOLD! MINDSET 
    Over the years I've read thousands of introductions here. A common thread I'm seeing follows the following format: A) I have 3 ideas, X,Y, and Z. B) None of them meet CENTS. C) X is missing entry, Y is missing scale, and Z is missing a mix of both. D) I don't know what to do. The end result...
  9. Royce2

    Scaling a Cleaning Service Business

    Hello forum! My wife has her own business of cleaning post construction houses. In our area this is a massive niche because of the housing market. Currently she does this by herself and spends typically 10 hours per house, depending. Charges .30 per square foot. I’m trying to find ways to...
  10. Varun

    Retail industry B&M stores(consumer electronics). Is omnichanneling the way?

    So now B&M stores in my country(India) have started feeling the heat from online players like Amazon and Flipkart. Most of them are unwilling to change and are content to grumble. How do I add value to the customer's lives? As it stands, customers go online to shop(especially for cameras and...
  11. Varun

    Couple of questions from a beginner

    Hi, I've started a website for affiliate marketing in the fitness industry. I know my goals, there's no control. In it for industry experience, to raise some capital and ultimately create my own product based on need/pain points etc. My question is - how do I know when I've become good enough...
  12. Rabby

    [Progress] Helping professionals execute and grow.

    EXECUTION 
    Edit January 5, 2018: I changed the thread title from "building industry specific community" to "helping professionals execute and grow.'" After chatting with a lot of you here, this sounds much better to me. As of this edit, my current state of mind related to this project is represented by...
  13. P

    An artist's guide to creating a productocracy

    MINDSET 
    I came across this old but gold post (from 2008) from Kevin Keller - 1000 true fans It has been completely rewritten recently (2016/ 2017), but the original is still up there on the same page. The more and more I read it, the more and more I thought: This is basically what @MJ DeMarco would...
  14. AgainstAllOdds

    Stop what you're doing. Get a line of credit.

    HOT! 
    At most banks, for $150 a year you can open up a business line of credit up to $100,000 without providing financials. All you need is a personal guarantee and good personal credit. Then, you have $100k sitting for you for whenever you need it. When you need it, you only pay interest on the...
  15. Joel Parkes

    I executed! Am I growing too fast now?

    Hey all, Forgive me if I haven't followed the right etiquette, I'm relatively new to the forum. However, I'll get to the point. I started my business 2 years ago whilst working a full time job and read as much as I could about building a scalable business (including MFL and Unscripted). I...
  16. MJ DeMarco

    The CENTS Business Commandments for Entrepreneurs

    GOLD! HOT! 
    Thought I'd start a thread based upon the CENTS Business Commandments found in The Millionaire Fastlane and UNSCRIPTED, just in case someone searches for it by search engine. Since this concept is covered in both books, I don't think I ever posted an "official" thread on the topic. It would be...
  17. E

    Uber of cooking, scale issue

    I'm thinking about starting a company similar to Uber but I have a scaling issue. My idea is to build a platform where people cook and earn some cash and others buy the food from the producers. I need some overall feedback on the idea and I'm wondering how I will get enough cookers to...
  18. focusedlife

    Lesson In Trojan Mass Marketing Via Perverse Fascination

    MARKETING RANT 
    Did you know that America has been fascinated with the perceived hilariousness of African Americans and Jews since the mid 1920’s? You can verify it, yourself. On January 12, 1926, a bizarre two man comedy show entitled “Sam ‘n’ Henry” debuted on Chicago’s WGN radio station. Two years later...
  19. E

    Real estate commissions

    REAL ESTATE 
    Most traditional real estate agents seem to be charging relatively the same range of rates for listing and selling property. With a professionally taken set of pictures posted on the MLS and a fairly priced home it practically sells it's self given how the listing gets automatically syndicated...
  20. PersistentlyHungry

    Small Country, Fastlane Business

    Hello fellow hustlers! At the moment, I live in a small country, which naturally limits market sizes in most niches. I have a few business ideas and I'm in the process of choosing which one to execute. My options: 1. 1st idea: Build a small online business in my small country, where I know the...

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