Hi I’m Ja Shia, and this is Startup City, a videolog which chronicles the story of me starting my small business, and hopefully provides some lessons to other people that are thinking about starting their own business. I came up with the title startup city because in someways I think starting a business is like stepping off a bus from Kansas and arriving in New York City in the 70s, with $20 in your pocket. All you have is a suitcase, and some dreams, and you’re determined to make it in the big city. It’s a scary step to take, and if you don’t know where to go or what to do in a big city, it can be an…experience. How many people have gone through that experience and told themselves, oh if I only knew then what I know now? Think about this blog like it’s a travelog, or a guide book, and if starting your business has always been your dream, then startup city is your dream destination. If you don’t get the analogy, then just let me know in the comments, and I’ll refine the message in future videos.
Next, I’m going to answer the 5 questions everyone should ask themselves before starting a business.