The advice we got was to make a list of everyone we knew and show them the opportunity. The list was pitiful and on top of that nobody took us seriously.
The next piece of advice was to cold contact complete strangers, you know an introverts worse nightmare. We got uncomfortable but just couldn't get any momentum. After some time, we admitted defeat and chalked it up to the wrong time in our lives.
We made zero dollars in that business. Actually we made zero but spent a lot, so..... 🤔
Now don't get me wrong, it wasn't a complete wash. We gained some new skills, expanded our minds, and most importantly had a newfound love for entrepreneurship.
Life went on.... 3 kids, a morgage, endless bills, and never the amount of money we needed to live the life we wanted. On top of working full time jobs we stated running our own business on the side. 2 storefronts, a blog, and 2 e-commerce sites later we found ourselves in 2017. We learned, grew as people, built on our successes and learned from our mistakes. The biggest thing we walked away with was a very good understanding of the modern business landscape, what we wanted from a business and more importantly, what we didn't want from a business.