You need to be able to finish things on your own. There will always be people saying they're willing to help, but if you can't make things happen on your own. It's going to be hard to get your business rolling.
What did inspire you to start your business?
All of my friends were starting to have children. Since I was the "web designer guy" I kept getting asked to design and build websites for their kids. Instead of doing it one at a time, I decided to build a system where parents everywhere could have a free website for their kids.
With all the change I found in my couch. Which wasn't much.
Being Hispanic?Does it have any influence on your business?
My family is always my inspiration. I want to make a better life for them, so I always push forward.
What is the biggest challenge your business has faced?
Finding resources to grow. It takes a lot of time, money, and code to keep a site like this alive and growing.
I would have looked at venture financing, from the beginning. When you're financed you can focus on the goal.
I was going to either be a major league baseball player or a famous artist in New York City.
Mark Cuban - He's living the dream. He built a site that he knew could work. A major company saw the potential, bought the company. And now he has a wiffle ball field in his living room, as well as be the owner of the Dallas Mavericks. What could be better?
Matt Mullenweg - Founding Developer of Wordpress - Open source guru. He's built one of the largest blogging platforms, that my business uses as it's backbone. Thanks Matt.
Dinner for me. I know meetings with me turn into brainstorming, so they tend to go long. I'm a night owl.
Financing my own company, meant not spending any time with my friends and family. I had to put my head down and just focus on my goal, which was launching www.MyBabyOurBaby.com
What is your favorite quote?
"There's no time like the present"
I've always been unconventional. I've started little companies since I was a little kid. I always knew I'd only be happy if I was working for myself.
Not sure, but there is plenty of time to compile a list of my mistakes. You gotta make mistakes to figure out what needs to be done better.
Do you consider yourself an innovator? Why?
I would. I'm always trying to figure out how to fix the problem. There always has to be a way to fix things. All you have to do is make something to fix it.
Plenty of other sites allow parents to create online scrapbooks and keepsake photo albums, but no other site makes it easier for busy parents to collect and organize memories from invited family members and friends.