Hello denizens of SN! Nice to meet you.
My name is Mason Galindo. I`m a freelance web designer and small business owner hailing from Michigan. I found Startup Nation by happenstance via StumbleUpon, an excellent browser add-on that greatly facilitates the discovery of new websites based on your interests. It`s definitely worth checking out. I decided to join SN because I`m at a pivotal point in my life which, unfortunately also appears to be an impasse. I`m a young, college student looking for business ideas and seeking direction in my entrepreneurial pursuit to success. The small business that I run (and I use that term loosely) is a web hosting company. Since I`m new to the forums, I`m not sure if this is a topic that`s already been discussed ad nauseum, but for those of you unaware, it`s a highly saturated industry that`s relatively low risk to enter and easy to operate in. The business is almost entirely self sufficient requiring very little attention from me other than to field the occasional support ticket. I think it may be time to consider selling it.What I`m looking for now is something new, fresh and stimulating. Something that allows me to utilize some of my existing skills as a tech savvy young person while at the same time allowing me to cultivate my business acumen. I`m tired of starving for ideas so I`m resolving myself to meeting new people, growing my personal and professional network and learning new things along the way, with the help, of course, of the members on this board! I think starting my own business and being an autodidact are two things that will eventually lead me to where I want to be. I`m a marginal student, as I have little interest in school and don`t advance very well in a structured learning environment. I observe so much more growth in myself when I`m attached to a project I`m passionate about and invested in. I enjoy working with teams and naturally assume leadership roles. This post certainly grew greater in length than I expected, sorry for that!It`s getting late so I`d better wrap this up. I look forward to posting more and meeting some new people. Feel free to contact me either in the forum or privately, especially if you have business ideas you`d like to bandy about.Regards, Mason stoavio2007-8-6 1:44:40
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