Watching people talk about their life passions is a passion of mine. Seeing their faces light up, and their body language come alive with excitement is usually even more intriguing than whatever they are talking about. Nick Such is an exception to this rule because Awesome Inc. is just as cool as he is.
Such is the director of Awesome Inc. U, a division of Awesome Inc. that teaches people 9 years old and up how to code software. The business opened its doors six years ago out of the Entrepreneurship club at the University of Kentucky.
Awesome Inc. is an incubator for other start-up companies that need a little bit of help before they are ready to walk on their own. They provide mentors that have the experience and connections that a new business needs to succeed.
Since childhood Such showed interest in being an entrepreneur by moving lawns and doing computer repair work. Since then he has started many businesses. Some of them blossomed, and some of them failed (as Such admitted himself).
The important thing to note is that every business that didn’t work only brought him closer to the successful business, Awesome Inc. U.
They have really defined the dot in their .com by keeping a specific business focus and not straying from that.
“I believe in being able to create the things we consume,” Such said. This is the perfect explanation as to why coding is so important.
A great way to save money when starting a business is to learn the basics of of website creation and social media.
One business I know personally that succeeded after starting in an incubator is Student Maid, a cleaning company in Gainesville, Fl. started by Kristen Hadeed (see her Ted Talk here). Hadeed has expanded the business from a small cleaning business to a motivational speaking career.
Another great success story is HERE on forbes.com on the founder of Instragram and how he had the opportunity to work for Facebook before starting his own business.
Some can even become famous without even trying like Nate Silver in this article. He simple did what he does best, and guessed the election better than anyone else in the world
Some of the best businesses have started with only a simple idea and a goal in mind, even if that was not the end goal. It’s okay to ask for help when you need it, and to soar when your business is ready.