How to get an interview with a big retailer within 1 month of launching a startup?
A few days ago, I just got done pitching my idea to a big box retailer and god it was nerve wrecking... The scariest part to me was that I felt like they did not take me seriously because I launched the service very recently and told me to get back to them after the testing launch.
I am thinking about launching the service early in order to get this startup up and running.
I am also in the process of talking to a few accelerator and incubator programs too, but I am not sure if I want to join those programs to be honest. I am iffy about giving away my equity because I am not sure if they will add that much value to my company.
I will need to brainstorm on that a little bit.
I think the most unmotivated part about having a startup is dealing with the naysayers. Especially if the naysayers are from the investors that have money and experience.
I had a moment this week when I doubted if i am going to succeed on this startup because an investor didn't believe in my mission. I am not going to lie, his comments did get to me but it also reminded me that I have to believe in myself.
As long as I am progressing, there is still a chance.