Entrepreneurs are tenacious people, they don't take no for an answer, they keep coming back for more over and over. When you look up tenacity, you should see a picture of me in the dictionary. I keep coming back for more.
When I was just out of high school I started my first limousine company. The banker told me I couldn't get a loan, the insurance man told me I couldn't get insurance, both said I was too young.
I got a loan and I got insurance, at just 19 years old I was probably the youngest owner of a limousine service in the country, let alone the world. Still, I didn't have the experience necessary and I failed with that business. In fact, I failed multiple times starting a limousine service in my home town.
Still, I loved the cars and I wanted to be in the business. The Internet was in its infancy, and I picked up a computer on a Friday night connecting up through America Online. I started building my very first website immediately, a site all about limousine services. I began by building an online database of limousine companies, selling advertising to services wanting to get rid of their limousines.
I even connected with one of the industry trade journals and build a website for the magazine as well as for the largest parts manufacturer as I learned all about the technical part of the online world. In 1995, I had built the first online commerce site for the limousine industry.
That sight turned into a multimillion dollar network, one of the largest in the world. The company employes hundreds and is an important part of the community.
Even though I had tried and failed at building a limousine service, I launched the platform for what is now one of the most successful limousine networks int he world.
All because I was a tenacious Entrepreneur that wouldn't take no for an answer. Are you tenacious enough to be an Entrepreneur?