From Side Hustle to Thriving Business

from side hustle to thriving business
James Mccartney is the founding partner and CEO of Truvincio, a data security and privacy consulting firm whose mission is to make data security affordable for small businesses.

Before becoming an entrepreneur, James was a data security consultant at a large consulting firm. In this work, he noticed that most existing data security solutions do not serve small businesses, and that was where he spotted a market opportunity. Still, it was quite a journey to go from working on the project on the side to running it as a serious business. In this episode, James talked about how he assessed the market potential of his business idea, what small businesses can do to improve information security, and how to deal with setbacks and challenges on the entrepreneurship rollercoaster.

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“Don’t be overly enamored by your product/service. It is all about what the customers get out of it.”

– James Mccartney

 


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Lou Aronson, Startup pivot

Lou Aronson is the cofounder and CEO of Discourse Analytics. Lou has an interesting career path. He was originally a lawyer and at one point had his own law firm, before he completely changed career and started a company in the data analysis industry.

Despite having a group of early users joining their platform and great media coverage, the revenue model of his company didn’t work initially. On this interview, he talks about his dramatic career transition, and how he pivoted his company, which started as a political polling application and social media platform, into running predictive analysis for financial service, education, and healthcare industries.

“Your product is never going to be what you originally thought it was. It’s all about having enough runway (financially) so that you can stay alive while figuring out what it’s going to be.”

– Lou Aronson

 


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