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Over the past 2 years I have been running Alike, I have seen lots of freelancers and businesses come and go as members. The reasons they come on are generally the same, however the reasons they move on vary.
Broke, Tired and Frustrated. Over those next few months I started contemplating drastic changes. The word from a friend in the film business in LA was I would need 10 years experience just to get my foot in the door – my one year on The Hobbit didn’t cut it.
I have found that you need to ask yourself the same set of questions when choosing between DIY or outsourcing – whether its building a website or making a piece of furniture.
Before settling on a career as an entrepreneur I had a dream of being the worlds best sound designer. I was incredibly fortunate to score a trainee job working on The Hobbit – An Unexpected Journey in Wellington. It was hard enough getting a leg in the door ,yet that was nothing compared to what lay ahead.
Riding a Scooter or Motorbike will not only save you time, it will save you money for things that really matter – like growing a business.
If you asked me what I wanted to do with my life 2 years ago I would have said I wanted to be a Sound Designer. I certainly wouldn’t have told you I wanted to start a Shared Space. I didn’t know what a Shared Space was. I had never heard of one.
Over the next few months I’d like to share my story…
I haven’t owned a car for about 3 years now. I have a motorbike which is super efficient on petrol, parking (usually free) and travel time but its not the best in Aucklands winter with the amount of rain we get. I know a lot of people complain about the expensive parking in the CBD or the traffic congestion travelling to and from the city in peak hours. Personally, I think there is always a smarter way to do things.
One of the Members in Alike, Armillary Private Capital, run the New Zealand arm of an equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube – the worlds leading investment crowdfunding platform. The latest startup, Roam has 5 days left on their funding round.
I figure a good place to start the Alike blog is by profiling the current Alike Members and the great things they are doing for the world. Starting with one of the longer running members – The Music Run.