So I meet with my mentor Mark V. This guy started a company in college, built it to a thousand employees, retired at 37, got bored, and started a venture capital firm… Smart guy for sure.
Anyways, I asked him what I should do and he said “Tim, if you can create a million-dollar company without investors… do that.”
And so, with no money, clients or employees, I launched PEMA from a coffee shop. And, I signed up 5 clients in the first week. And, hired my first employee within my first couple of months. And within just over a year we hit that “Million-Dollar Company” status.