November 25, 2013
Dave Simnick might be the CEO and co-founder of a Soap company, but he has a wealth of knowledge for entrepreneurs of all disciplines to heed. His startup, SoapBox Soaps, sells bars of soap with a catch: for every bar sold, one is donated to a child in need anywhere in the world.
The reason they started with soap is because about 24,000 children under the age of 5 die each day from preventable illness. Of that 24,000 about 3,000 die because they have no access to clean water or soap. The clean water side of the equation is being handled, so they turned to the side that wasn’t.
Simnick loves being an entrepreneur because he yearns for challenges in life. One of the biggest challenges is getting people to believe in him and his cause. To any entrepreneur that is just getting started, he recommends starting with a budget of zero.
Friends and family will support your cause because they care about you, but after that, you need people to care about what you’re doing and what your venture is. Build the foundation for free, and then add fuel to the fire with marketing and paid efforts.
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