With any bootstrapped startup, you wonder if what you think is a good idea will resonate with others. My guess is the statistics regarding new companies and their success rate is pretty dismal. But for those of us with an entrepreneurial spirit, it’s what many of us do.
For me personally, all my past businesses have primarily been one-man band outfits. Whether it was website design, music, or online broadcasting, I was primarily the sales, marketing, services and production team all rolled into one.
But with the Vegas Video Network, that had to change.
I’ve been fortunate to receive help from a handful of great people. There’s a lot of moving parts to running an live, online broadcast network and many friends (and new friends) have been instrumental in VVN’s ability to broadcast high-quality content. None more the Jacob Cannon.
As we approach our one-year anniversary (we launched the network on October 4th, 2010), Jacob has been running our eight-camera, HD Tricaster from the beginning. And besides being responsible for the Tricaster’s operation on all but one show, Jacob also helps with the technical aspects of the rest of the studio (lights, camera, sound, etc.) for all shows as well. Oh, and while he was doing that, he was also working a full-time job elsewhere.
That comes to an end today.
As the network continues to grow, I’m at a place where I am able to bring Jacob on full-time to the studio. I’m excited to have someone of Jacob’s work ethics and skill set joining me as we grow this business. With Jacob’s full-time participation in the Vegas Video Network (and PodWorx), I will be free to spend more time on the business side of the network. We’ve got some pretty amazing announcements up our sleeve and with Jacob’s help, they’ll be announced sooner rather than later.
Welcome, Jacob, to the team!!!