The Ups and Downs of Starting A Business

August 2, 2006 at 1:18 am Leave a comment

The day I sat down at my desk, turned on my computer, and realized that from that moment forward I was in charge of my own destiny was the most exciting day of my working life…and it lasted all of about two seconds. Next came the tingling sensation that maybe a steady paycheck wasn’t so bad.  What a telling moment.

Ask any Startup founder, and I can guarantee that 90% will talk about the ups and downs of the first few years. There is no way to avoid them. Some days moments feel like the business will be the next Google, while the very next day could bring a feeling of complete failure. I say only 90% of founders because a good 10% of all businesses will do so poorly from day one, that there will never be the feeling of up, other than maybe when they close the business down.

So, back to my first day, I turned on my computer, checked my bank account and waved goodbye to a whole bunch of hard earned money…and BAM – was born.

Actually, that’s not really true. Emerging Demographics Inc. was born ( was not born for a few more months), but read on over the next few weeks to hear the whole story of the day to day running’s of starting our company.  


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Exactly one year ago I set off on the most exciting journey of my life; I started Emerging Demographics Inc (the parent company of

Along the way I was selected as one of the top 20 young entrepreneurs by and the 21st coolest young entrepreneur by Inc. magazine. I have also appeared in ABC7, Telemundo, NPR, and been quoted in,, Entrepreneur Magazine, and various other publications.

Over the next few months I will recount some of the stories and lessons learned from building, developing and creating a business from scratch.

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