Hi, I’m Sam Solves, the author and founder of StartAndGrowMyBusiness.com.
I write about small businesses, startups, and growth strategy. Over last 20 years of my career, I’ve had the opportunity of wearing multiple hats.
I’ve hands-on experience in many business functions such as product design, sales, product management, and strategy. I worked in and with startups, small, mid-size and Fortune 500 companies. I’ve also had the privilege of starting and running e-commerce and personal health management business.
I’ve failed more times than I’ve been successful. My experience in the business world is varied and rich. I want to share my experiences, the lessons learned and best practices with you so you don’t have to reinvent the wheel.
Why I created this site?
There is a problem. I found that there are 2 types of resources for business owners and for people who want to start a business.
- Get rich quick sites that portray a picture of success. Next, they share a list of 27 things to do be successful in business. Such resources mislead readers by creating a false hope that is too far stretched. The bigger problem is that such resources do not explain how to think about the business, management, and strategy. They focus more on following a “checklist” instead and less on systematic methodology.
- The other kinds of resources are too complicated. There is no doubt that such resources are highly informative as they are based on years of research and data. They are created by and for large corporations and universities. But the challenge is that the information and approach therein do not translate well for early stage and small to mid-size businesses.
I think there is a need for an unbiased resource that goes beyond the cliches and outlines a systematic approach for starting and growing your business.
I hope to achieve that with StartAndGrowMyBusiness.com.