Four Ideas From a New Startup Business

  I want to take my hat off to a good friend who recently got his web page up and running. He has started a new business that utilizes his years of experience and more importantly his interests and passions. He has found a way to blend the things he is good at with the things he loves and he has designed a business model around them both. The business is called FrontlineProductions.netand is a site designed to promote Jason’s consulting and training business.

Here are Four things that we can learn from Jason’s progress so far:

  1. Build a Business Around something you Love! – Jason is passionate about ministry, and he is passionate about the worship experience and music in general. He is a musician and has served on several worship teams in his life as well as playing in several bands. This is what he does because it is fun! He has done this type of work and ministry on a volunteer basis, but he has also discovered that it could have real potential as a business. Designing a business around work that you love is critical to your success. Take a good look at your own experience, and look at the things that bring you joy. What do you do in your spare time? Is there a way to design an economic model around this passion of yours?
  2. Build a Business that Solves Real ProblemsFrontlineProductions.net is a business dedicated to helping churches improve their sound technology and move their audio/visual experience to the next level. For Jason, his experience with music, and music technology, have given him the tools to help solve problems faced by churches. In fact churches of all sizes need what he has to offer.  He has worked with tiny startup churches, medium sized churches with congregations around 500 and he has assisted churches with over 1000 attendees. I interviewed a church that has been helped by Jason and discovered that his recommendations saved them thousands of dollars. Churches typically have very limited budgets for technology, and having an expert help you decide how to spend your resources in the most responsible and effective way is very valuable. Do you know how to solve problems for people or organizations? This is a great way to discover a business model that can turn into work that you love!
  3. When you have an Idea, tell the right Person and Start Brainstorming! – The “right” person is important. Although most people are supportive in their own way, there are some personality types that are so practical that they have a difficult time seeing beyond “what is”, to “what can be”.  These aren’t necessarily the people you want to talk to right away. Instead, you want to talk to someone who can encourage you and dream a little. You need an “Idea Guy”. This would be someone who is good at encouraging and thinking through a process while envisioning an end product. Jason and I spent some time together dreaming and creating a path. So far it has been an exciting path with a promising future.
  4. Get Started! – This can be difficult at first, because it takes time, effort and focus. You need to be willing to get things in motion, even though they are not perfect. Rarely are things just the way you think they should be when you start. Getting your business on the web is a great example. It is difficult for your website to look perfect from day one, but don’t let that stop you from getting started. Jason’s site looks great for just starting. He realizes that he has a lot of work to do, but it is exciting as a business owner when this piece of the puzzle has been figured out. The momentum is rewarding and encouraging, and Action Builds Confidence.

Have you figured out a business model that is promising? I encourage you to get started today. Perhaps you need to make some phone calls, do some research, write a Basic Business Plan, or send some emails. Maybe you need to call someone to help you talk something through. Whatever it is, get going on it today!

About The Author

Duane Rockensock

Duane (Rocky) Rockensock is a husband, a dad, and the National Reconditioning Manager for AmeriGas Propane. Since he was a teenager, Duane has loved hearing the stories of how people have started creative businesses or found ways to use their talents to accomplish amazing things. For that reason he started this blog to encourage teens and adults to find their purpose and to provide the tools and resources to make that happen!