I’ve had 15 jobs since I was 14 – a janitor at a school, guitar player, and a barista. I kept quitting because I’d get bored. So I started building companies.
I failed over and over. But I kept at it. And this year – six years after my first failure – I sold two companies in just a few short months.
- The first was TaskBullet, a virtual assistant platform. I sold it for $10,000 to a guy who collects profitable hobby companies (“muses”). I sold the company because I was bored with it – but we’ll get to that story later.
- The second was TOFU Marketing, an agency that I started and grew to employ 4 people. I sold the company to a Provo, Utah based agency called Fit Marketing. It was the best way to help my company scale.
The Opposite of a Starry-Eyed Success
When we think about exits, we imagine 9-figure buyouts from companies Facebook and Google. The truth is, 5-to-6 figure exits are happening for small business owners every day.