I just wanted to post quickly because I’m at a minor standstill for launching the company and it’s frustrating. But I’m not sure if I may be over exaggerating.
This issue is that I don’t have a website up. It’s in the process of being completed, taking a little longer than I had hoped. Now, some may say that this shouldn’t stop me, but here’s how I feel about it. I want to enter with a bang. I want to enter with legitimacy and with something to show. I would be lying if I didn’t get a little turned off by people I meet at networking events who don’t have web presence “yet” but that it’s “coming soon.” Or they have very makeshift business cards. I feel horrible, especially since I’m from the start-up world and I know how that sort of thing goes.
I put the majority of my resources into my (soon-to-come) website and professionally designed business cards (granted the designer for both of these is a good friend of mine, so I didn’t exactly pay top dollar). One of my mentors made a good point about start-ups in general is that your website doesn’t generate sales. In most cases, this is true, however if I’m going to try and push the new media skills that I have, I feel pretty adamant about having a great looking website, since that’s what I’m going to be doing for other people!
So, should I wait for two weeks? I’m not exactly twiddling my thumbs, but there are things that I would love to get moving. I could just relax and realize it doesn’t happen over night. Or should I be approaching potential clients? What does anyone think about that?