You may have heard of a new social network for cars, Boompa. Semi-yawn. Anyways, the really interesting thing about these two entrepreneurs is their story about making the site. More and more I am realizing business people are less useful and great thinkers are quite useful. If you want to start a business, kill sometime in the bathroom or just like reading good stories read how they left Cnet to develop this business:
- Going to a bookstore to see which magazines have a lot of publications but a weak online presence. Realizing they can get ad dollars from those companies.
- Calling competitors to see how much they are charging for ad space and availability.
- Outsourcing legal and business creation work to lawyers to save time.
- Not taking any VC money until the business has grown.
- Locating near a college area for possibly cheap labor.
The company got bashed in the comments for many things but I respect these guys for analyzing, preparing and creating. I think most of the haters are jealous. One of my only suggestions that I have learned from my free time is choosing or creating something you are really passionate about which I didn’t get from this business.