People who are passionate about starting a business may not always know exactly what steps to take to launch a new business. Ryan, John, and Mariah discuss 10 practical steps learned from real life experience that will help provide a road map to start up.
Small Business owner, husband, father
Having been an entrepreneur his entire life, he’s recently jumped all in after cashing in on his future investments to start a garage door business. He’s been an executive of a software company where he led an extremely successful sales team over a 5 year period. His management style is unique and sometimes controversial, but he and his teams rarely miss a goal. He’s passionate about everything he does, and loves to help people achieve their own goals. Ryan is married with two children and a dog. He’s also the owner of Aaron Overhead Doors Atlanta and Co Founder of Business Sense Media LLC, a podcasting network.
Small Business owner, small business employee, husband
John Strong is a young up and coming business rock star. After coming back from the foreign mission field equipped with a well-rounded worldview, he and Ryan (Cousins) have been working together to build the foundations for their business. John is far smarter than his age implies. It’s a joy to watch how quickly he can pick up a skill and develop his knowledge into tangible results. John is married with two kids (i.e. dogs) and is a new homeowner. John works primarily as a salesman for the garage door startup Aaron Overhead Doors Atlanta. On top of this, he is the co-founder of Business Sense Media and Business Grind Radio.
Small business employee
Mariah has a passion for challenging cultural limitations and man-made stereotypes. With her eyes on world travel, she works to make her own way in life and maybe change a few lives as she goes. Though she started her college career as a dance major at Kennesaw State University, she is now working full time and plans on going in a very different direction. A writer and adventurer, Mariah has many ambitious goals, and with her go-getter attitude and shrewd mind, those goals may well be within her reach. She is currently employed by Ryan Lucia at Aaron Overhead Doors and Business Sense Media.