|2004 Indiana University , BS , Business|
I want to be my own boss, and be in control.
Dropbox, Square, Zinio, Comixology, Flipboard
There is no silver bullet . There is not a single solution that can make your company. The success of a startup is the compilation of luck infused with many little wins along the way.
You can’t do it all yourself – It is not possible to scale the company with just two to three people. In reality, that just results in being overworked and unfocused.
1.) Bring the funk- If you are not passionate enough about what you are doing you won’t have the heart, desire and commitment needed to succeed.
2.) Always be launching. Best way to grow a business is learn by doing. Launch a product, test the product, and quickly engage the feedback. Innovating is a constant experiment so launch and pivot. Don’t force yourself down a path if it is not working. Make a correction.
3.) Listen to core customers. Respond to everyone, but have a strong rule of authority.
Ryan Stoner has spent the past 10 years helping large international companies and small start-ups use entertainment and new technology to better engage with customers. Ryan founded MoPix to empower content creators to easily get their movies or videos in the hands of consumers. Prior to MoPix, He launched the strategic division of a branded entertainment agency in LA and was a brand strategy professional worked w/ Academy Awards, EA, Fox, Microsoft, NBC, and T-Mobile, among others. Ryan is also currently on Advisory Board of 100 Urban Entrepreneurs.