Nick Grant

Nick Grant


Personal blog: http://www.zippycart.com
http://www.killerinfographics.com
Seattle, Washington, United States
Member since June 20, 2011
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I like to be in control, I have endless ideas I want to pursue, and I like the possibilities of what can happen when you have a startup. Quote_down
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California State University - Bakersfield

I am a(n):

Entrepreneur

If you are an entrepreneur, why?

I want to be my own boss, and be in control.

My favorite startups:

HypeM.com, Indochino, Zaarly, LiveMocha, JackThreads,

What's most frustrating and rewarding about entrepreneurship/innovation?

The most frustrating part is knowing that you need to continue to put in the time and effort to get the proper rewards you want. Some days can be rough, but you have to be persistent and dedicated.

The most rewarding part is watching something you created grow and expand to become a real company that people know about and respect.

What's the No. 1 mistake entrepreneurs make?

Trying to avoid failure. Just jump in and go for it. You cannot be afraid to launch a product or experiment or else you will hinder your startup and inhibit growth.

What are the top three lessons you've learned as an entrepreneur?

1 - Growing pains happen. therefore you need to pay attention to when this is occurring, so you can intervene and try and ease the pain. As revenue and staff increase, the dynamic of the business changes, and therefore you need to adjust accordingly, to ensure that you can continue to grow and take things to the next level.

2 - Be smart about asking for help and leveraging the right people and resources. Most entrepreneurs cannot do 100% of the work by themselves, so you need to know when to ask for help and who to ask. Sometimes it is an online resource, other times it is another local startup / entrepreneur, or a skilled developer you may have worked with in the past. If you do get help from someone, make sure to be humble and thankful. Also, make sure that they know you would be happy to return the favor, should they need help on something which you have expertise in.

3 - Startup life is a full time job. when I say full time, I do not mean 40hrs a week, I mean all the time. Be prepared to work whenever or wherever, as the work never stops. Granted some nights and weekends are mellow, but other times it can be pure chaos and little sleep.

Full bio

Nick is an accomplished online marketer and monetization pro who has generated over $10 million in revenue for companies over the past decade. He has a background in a variety of niches like lead generation, social networking, and ecommerce. He has been featured as a guest blogger on numerous sites and has consulted for a wide range of clients. Most recently he co-founded Killer Infographics, which quickly became profitable, and in less than a year it has produced over 600 infographics for direct clients and agencies all over the world. Moving forward Nick is continuing to consult with Internet companies and further pursue other entrepreneurial ideas and opportunities.