Bizzvenue recently covered TurfToes in our article about 3 Startups You’ve Never Heard of to Watch in 2015. After publishing that post, we once again got in touch with Braxton Norwood Co-Founder & CEO of TurfToes and asked him if he would like to share his entrepreneurial advice with us. Braxton kindly agreed and for that we are grateful.
Braxton is the guy on the left. Standing next to him is Tanner Eley Co-Founder & CBO/CFO
We thought you might also be interested in a bit of background about Braxton, so we got him to write a few lines about himself.
I am a CSU student that lives a pretty hectic life. I enjoy challenging myself and actually get more energy the more I do. In addition to running my company and working 2 jobs I am the CSU Entrepreneurship Club president as well as the founder and president of the CSU Sales club. If I am not constantly making moves and living my life at 10X then I feel incomplete.
So what Entrepreneurial advice does Braxton have to offer us?
When talking about entrepreneurship this is a topic that many want to get involved in because of the glamor that is shown on TV and in movies. The media portrays entrepreneurs as these people who come up with an idea and end up living this luxurious life, but what people don’t understand is that in order to achieve success it takes more than just a simple idea; it takes solving a problem.
How my business partner and I look at the world entrepreneurialism is not so much of people who create companies but more of people who solve problems that can make life easier or more enjoyable. At TurfToes we really wanted to make life enjoyable for every person. While being students in college we always hear people complaining about how stressed they are and that heavily drinking on the weekends is the only way to really relieve any sort of tension. With this kind of college lifestyle consuming the millions of students around the nation we thought that we could really make an impact by giving students and everyone else around the nation enjoyable and simple pleasures with every step of their day; giving people the experience of walk through grass.
Moral of the story is that we listened to complaints and what people would nag about and that helped us come up with a solution to relieve their problems. For those people out there that love the concept of being an entrepreneur and are considering starting their own company,
it is really important to not look at what business could make you a ton of money, but rather look at the problems you can solve.
People should be looking forward to hearing peoples complaints and hear them whine because that right there is the first step in realizing that you can turn that problem into a business opportunity.