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March 18, 2011, 04:41:41 AM
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I am acting on my first real business venture. I have an idea for an amazing product and I am about to start doing some pre-marketing to check the sustainability of the idea. You know, giving people the ability to pre-order and like and share the product (erm, idea Tongue) through social networks. However, I am starting to question if business should really be this easy and this fun. I mean, sure, I am about to work at a loss to hire a graphic designer and web designer to get my pre-marketing site ready, but I feel kind of odd that I am delegating a good portion of this stuff. I am also skeptical about how I will have to delegate in the future. How far is too much delegation? How much of the product do I need to be responsible for? Is vision really enough?

Is this how entrepreneurs really go about making their ideas? Just delegating what they don't specialize in and maintaining the purpose and vision? Please tell me it's about to get more difficult because from where I am right now it seems pretty simple, assuming it takes off from this first phase.

I've done management before for my school robotics team. Sure, it's a challenge but very tangible. I am wondering when this will get to that level.

Anyways, thanks for hearing me out.
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March 18, 2011, 06:51:07 AM
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Now I'm really curious.

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March 18, 2011, 12:19:08 PM
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If your first enterprise is too easy for your liking, do something more ambitious next, and keep upping the stakes. Chances are, it'll get difficult at some point and then you'll see if that's what you really want.

Selling out to advertisers shows you respect neither yourself nor the rest of us.
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March 18, 2011, 03:02:20 PM
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I think you'll find the organizing part to be the easiest/most interesting. Getting people to move from "Yeah I'd buy that" to actually doing it is the real difficulty.

It's easy to find things to sell. Finding people to buy them is a whole different ballgame.

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March 18, 2011, 03:06:48 PM
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I am about to work at a loss to hire a graphic designer and web designer to get my pre-marketing site ready...
Why not try to make them partners. If your idea sucks, they won't join you. Then you'll know.

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March 18, 2011, 03:32:29 PM
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Why not try to make them partners. If your idea sucks, they won't join you. Then you'll know.

Alternatively, you could offer them a fixed price for their services, and if they accept, it's no business of anyone else.

How far is too much delegation? How much of the product do I need to be responsible for? Is vision really enough?

If you can delegate everything but the vision and still make money, I see nothing wrong with this. However, it's likely that in the beginning you will have to pick up significant slack. This is the price you pay for being an entrepreneur.
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March 18, 2011, 08:12:09 PM
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I am about to work at a loss to hire a graphic designer and web designer to get my pre-marketing site ready...
Why not try to make them partners. If your idea sucks, they won't join you. Then you'll know.

If they have the same desire for this product as I do, sure.

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March 18, 2011, 09:16:37 PM
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One of the nice things about exploiting people, FatherMcGruder, is that you retain creative control and where the company goes.
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March 19, 2011, 09:06:20 PM
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One of the nice things about exploiting people, FatherMcGruder, is that you retain creative control and where the company goes.
Yes, being a dictator has its benefits.

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