9 Years Hands On Infusionsoft Experience - Custom API development, membership sites, and operational automation to get your life back. Business coach, automation guru, and startup specialist
As a previous Infusionsoft employee and early investor I have built three businesses on the platform and automated every process to make it fool proof. I have coached and implemented Infusionsoft customer apps from the ground up for scalability and ease of use. The program can do wonderful things if you know how to use it and how to build it to your needs. If you want to know what Infusionsoft can do, I can help you out!
This happened to me a few years back. I had a few options.
1. Easy - Get a post office box at a local UPS Store or the like. That way you are separated from your business.
2. Harder - Sign up for a co-working space. You get a desk and wifi and usually conference rooms. It is a great way to work and share in the space but have a separate way to work. They are usually fairly inexpensive and allow you to get out of the house and work with others.
I just read an article that is the BEST ADVICE on this topic I think you will like. "A Dozen Things I’ve Learned from Don Valentine about Venture Capital and Business" http://25iq.com/2015/02/21/a-dozen-things-ive-learned-from-don-valentine-about-venture-capital-and-business/
You should check out knowlium.com. They have a wicked projection tool that ties in all financials into your business plan.
The real answer is... hire no one and go Lean Startup! You need to de-risk the opportunity by formulating your key assumptions and validating them with the least amount of time and effort and expense.
An example... I helped a woman with an app that was going to provide a luggage free experience for travelers by sending them an entire wardrobe for their trip that would be waiting at the hotel.
She didn't need to make an app or hire anyone at first, she needed to validate that people actually wanted the service and validate she could deliver on the promise that 1) the clothes would fit 2) people would like her choices for them 3) She could execute the logistics 4) People would pay for it.
In the end, she used basic free tools and surveys to test each assumption in the assumption tree and went from idea to revenue in 8 weeks with NO development and NO hires.
She has made the risk minimal because now she is automating the experience with a designer and developer.
I have helped 50 founder do this same thing... works like a charm!
Christopher exemplifies all you would look for in a young tech entrepreneur - ingenuity, big-picture thinking and the ability to drive success with tenacity and passion. I would recommend Christopher for any endeavor in the business world. There are only a few entrepreneurs who have the qualities Christopher possesses.
Christopher is not only an inspired inventor but a good businessman and successful entrepreneur. His voice command auto editing will change the way people edit home videos and professionals automate their work in great part. Naturally, his own Late Living business will profit first. It is hard to tell, what he will come up next.
I worked with Chris at Stirling Energy Systems. Chris always had a positive work attitude to go along with a strong work ethic. Chris worked through many complex supply chain / engineering issues by strictly managing supplier and SES engineering tasks, deliverables and costs. His actions were critical to maintain the cost structure of the system, production timing, and supplier relationship. Chris was a team member that once given an assignment you could expect it to be done quickly and without issue. Chris could always look at tasks and decide how it could be done efficiently and minimizing effort for the rest of the team.
I have worked with Chris in many different teams over several years. I find Chris to be an excellent team member, while also having excellent management and leadership ability. Chris is hard working, detailed oriented, but with an eye on the bigger picture that will lead him to great sucess in his career. I would highly recommended his character and professionalism to anyone. I look foward to a future business opportunity to work along side with him again.
Chris is a hard-working, detail-oriented, optimistic worker. He has a ton of potential and will do great things during his career, no doubt. He brings great energy and enthusiasm to his work. He knows how to take initiative and take instruction and he figures out a way to get the job done.
I would hire Chris again in a heartbeat if given the chance.
I would highly recommend Chris for any leadership job position he pursues. I was lucky enough to enjoy his company on several teams and over several business management subjects while studying at ASU. I found Chris to be highly analytical in his thinking, hard working and dedicated to his understanding of business strategy and management.