July 25, 2017 Ep.244 ~ 7 Years of Failed Entrepreneurship to a 7-Day Million Dollar Startup ~ Dan Norris

“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 23 days Dan was profitable. Within 2 years he hit $1,000,000 in revenue and within 3 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 of a Failed Entrepreneur 06:50: What Kept Dan Going Through 7 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 https://wpcurve.com/ Dynamite Circle Forum http://dynamitecircle.com/ Xero https://www.xero.com/ InfusionSoft https://www.infusionsoft.com/ The 7-Day Startup by Dan Norris http://7daystartup.com/ Content Machine by Dan Norris http://contentmachine.com/ Operation Brewery Podcast http://blackhops.com.au/operation-brewery-podcast/ Operation Brewery by Dan Norris http://dannorris.me/books/ Create or Hate by Dan Norris http://dannorris.me/books/ The 7-Day Startup Facebook Group https://www.facebook.com/groups/592264044218722/ Contact Info: http://dannorris.me/bio/ Instagram: thedannorris Twitter: thedannorris Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dannorrisinformly http://dannorris.me/ Subscribe to our podcast on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/entrepreneur-house-live-in/id1069958541?mt=2