Working on my own start-up and looking for tips on solo entrepreneurship.
Over the last month, have started to work on my own start-up.
I started talks with a potential co-founder here in Chile and it seemed she would be a very valuable partner, but as it turned out, she was too busy
with her own projects to focus on my idea. Some of her projects could have interesting synergies with mine though, so we will be talking again in future.
Now that I am alone again, I need some expertise that I do not have to execute some parts of this project, particularly on the details around the specific product the business will be focusing on, since I am not a specialist. As most entrepreneurs, I do not have a lot of money and need to make something happen before looking for investment. It is a bit daunting.
The above mentioned potential partner was kind enough to introduce me to one of her friends who is looking to do something similar to what I am doing. But when meeting him, he seemed way too capricious and with too big an ego for me to work with. I am looking for someone I can comfortably bounce ideas with as opposed to someone who interrupts me all the time to talk about themselves.
After this experience, I must confess that I am a bit burned out in terms of meeting other people to help me out with my idea. To the point I am even a bit reluctant to go to start-up events even though I know i should do that.
Could the hive mind give me some advice around how you go about doing things by yourself when starting a new business, as well as learning about a particular subject matter from scratch in order to make a living out of it? Experiences around finding like-minded people to talk to about innovative ideas and potentially work with would be much appreciated. Many thanks!