Hello 48Days.net community! Today is an exciting day for my brother and me as we are literally starting our entrepreneurial journey in front of your eyes! We have admired this group of talented dreamers and entrepreneurs from afar for over a year now but never had the guts to take action! This all changed when I (Chris, the older brother) attended Innovate at the Sanctuary in April. After going through the Innovate content I knew that it was time to ACT!
The first question you are all undoubtedly asking is, "who the heck are these guys!?" The answer? We are two brothers from Winston-Salem, NC. The oldest and one writing this post (Chris) is a classically trained salesman and project manager. I have worked in the corporate world for over eight years yet have always had the goal of starting my own business. I am happiest when I am outside surrounded by good people and great conversation! The younger (Richard) is a talented video editor who is to be married in October and has struggled finding a traditional J.O.B. in his field that he is passionate about. The combination of my yearning to become an entrepreneur, his technical film editing skills and our deep desire for each other to live out our dreams created a perfect solution...start a business together!
Your next question is most likely, "OK so I get that you are brothers, but why the heck are you posting on MY 48Days.net site!?" Having the opportunity to attend Innovate was one of the most inspiring events of my life. The people gathered there were some of the most talented, knowledgeable and encouraging individuals I had ever met. I found myself lost in their stories and always walked away knowing more than when we started the conversation. When Dan mentioned that there were more than 10,000 people on 48Days.net just like the 50 or so gathered at Innovate I knew when my brother and I came up with our idea we HAD to use this platform to bring it to life!
Your final question for today is probably, "That's cool. Now I understand, but what the heck is your idea!?" Think of the last event you attended with a group (baptism, bachelor party, graduation, concert, marathon, etc.) At that event, did anyone take pictures? What about videos? If they did what happened to those media files? At best the raw file was posted to social media and at worst it was banished to a computer hard drive or iCloud account never to be enjoyed again. Enter YourEventHighlight.com! YourEventHighlight.com allows groups to formalize a picture and video capturing process so that these singular media pieces can be professionally edited into a sharable highlight/recap video of the event.
Now the ask. Knowing that everyone in this community has talents and experience that far surpass our own we want to know if you were in our shoes what action items would you accomplish in the next week? What questions do you have for us about our idea and business?
Our plan is to post one of these entries every Monday to do two things. First, by making this public announcement, we will be holding ourselves accountable and recounting our successes and failures. Second we want to lean on the gifts and experience each of you bring to the table to make our dream a reality. We look forward to any advice you are willing to provide and are excited to share this journey with you!
- Chris and Richard Dyer