Business Startup Secrets
Guess what I have been doing for the past few weeks? Seeking seed or Startup capital?
You may as well go out back and shoot yourself, if you think this process works reasonably. Reasonably is you ask and they help.
I have just come off about a two or three week journey promoting a new business venture idea and developing a BP (Business Plan).My idea was revealed to me and it finally occurred to me it is time to take action. So I did by visiting the office of a local politician in Atlanta and being pumped full of what I thought was very valuable information.
I came home and started to work on it and for the last week or so, I have been giving my all to my BP. Afterwards, I made several phone calls to organizations like Minority Business Development Association, Urban League of Atlanta, Small Business Development Center, Women’s Business Center, Counselors America’s Small Business and now, I was so overwhelmed with the longest list of Bull Shit, things I cannot do, instructions I cannot follow and more referrals to get more of the same erroneous bull.
I could see the next eighteen months of my life tied down to paper work and research to get me nowhere. How am I supposed to make a living?
About you and your idea, no matter how important it might be you or the world, these corporate giants are more concerned about investors getting their money back. They could give a shit less whether you survive or not.
What about balance?
What about predatory corporate practices? Why should the investor receive well more leverage than the entrepreneur? Why shouldn't the investor have to prove his ability to master the plan? Whose side are they on? Whose side should they be on? Whose paying their salaries? Do investors pay them?
At no time did they request to see my business plan. Being a 23 year military veteran, 54 years good American Citizen, own my own house and paid for over 20 years, No Criminal history, college educated, 20 years in business,,, none of that came into helped or came into play. All I got was more shit to do.
No matter how much I have given to my country, prepared myself and have no debts, I have earned nothing in return.
All they care about is profit and most of them do not out right on anything, but a phony resume. If they were doing a half-ass decent job would our economy be in such a depressing state? They are business as usual and script oriented. It ain't what you know?
I knew I wasn't getting any where and wondered if East Indians have to go through all of this before they are offered business opportunities. Then maybe I should go to them for help?
Why do not they just post a sign saying if you are a good American citizen without money, we cannot help you.
What minority to minority? Black male to Black male? Black male to black female? You know we talk about how non-productive Black males are and boast about all the resources they refuse to take advantage of? Is there any need to help them do anything positive?
It is what it is.
It is enough stress to come up with an idea, put it down on paper, determine in which direction to go, call for help and receive an overwhelming bunch of information, no single human being could ever do.
I do not know how others accomplish this, but in my experience, I hardly understood the language, much less knew what to do and they knew that, because I told them, this was my first time.
New to the game, these governmental organizations boast about all the resource they have to help serious people, they do everything to show you how knowledgeable they are, but instead of helping, all they are going to do is give you a longer row to hoe.
Instead of requesting your BP, logging and reviewing it for possibilities, they never ask to see it. They are scripted with a whole bunch of gibberish, no normal business person can understand. They are more focused on you understanding their long drawn out process, than helping to make your business into reality.
It seems they are eager and armed with a long line of technical jargon to lead you off into space, while justifying their jobs.
After they finish letting the air out of your ass, what's left?You'll have to go somewhere to get pumped back up!
Here’s my first lesson: You are hard pressed to find help on any startup venture and after visiting this website, it better explained to me why and what I was really up against. Here are just a few notes I gleamed from his website.
Those two more than accurately describes my Seeking seed or Startup capital experience? Do you think I will ever do that again?
I wished I had read this website first: Notes taken from Startup Capital for the rest of us?
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