Ep.244 ~ 7 Years of Failed Entrepreneurship to a 7-Day Million Dollar Startup ~ Dan Norris

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“Validation is not something that really works for small unfunded businesses.” Dan Norris

Imagine spending seven years as a failed entrepreneur.  Imagine, the strains of selling your product and more money goes out of the bank account each month than comes in. Imagine trying to pay rent, maintaining personal relationships and having a family.  Every time you think about going back to get a job,  you feel sick to your stomach. It is a challenging path and one that many entrepreneurs experience on one level or another.

Today’s guest is Dan Norris, the founder of WP Curve and the 7-Day Startup movement.  Dan went through this exact process as a failed entrepreneur. Then one day, he had an idea for a business that his fellow entrepreneurs thought wasn’t a good idea. He decided to launch the business anyway. Within twenty-three days Dan was profitable. Within two years he hit $1,000,000 in revenue and within three years he sold that business to GoDaddy.  

Dan is now the author of four books and has now opened his own brewery in Australia. Join us for the incredible story of Dan Norris as he goes from failed entrepreneur to building a 7-figure location independent business, selling it, and then starting a location dependent business.

“(I) started WP Curve pretty much out of desperation.” Dan Norris

02:51: Gold Coast, Australia

03:35: Seven Years as a Failed Entrepreneur

06:50: What Kept Dan Going Through Seven Years of Failed Businesses

08:25: Getting the Idea for WP Curve

09:35: Managing a Family During the Low Times of Entrepreneurship

10:23: When the Monetary Shift Started to Happen

16:49: The 7-Day Startup

20:14: Create or Hate

23:06: Black Hops Brewery

24:00: Transitioning From a Location-Independent Business to a Location-Dependent Business

Honorable Mentions:

WPCurve

Dynamite Circle Forum

Xero

InfusionSoft

The 7-Day Startup by Dan Norris

Content Machine by Dan Norris

Operation Brewery Podcast

Operation Brewery by Dan Norris

Create or Hate by Dan Norris

The 7-Day Startup Facebook Group

Contact Info:

http://dannorris.me/bio/

Instagram: thedannorris

Twitter: thedannorris

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dannorrisinformly

http://dannorris.me/

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*Photo of Dan Norris credited to Rialba Studio