Stories from Early Days of Business

July 26, 2015
Mike Dolpies

When we begin working with a client for brand new web builds or web redesigns we ask several questions as part of our on-boarding process.

One of the questions…

“Any interesting stories about how the business started or from the early days of the business?”

Knowing some history helps us a great deal that’s why we ask these questions.

We always take special note of these answers.

A couple of my favorites…

  • A business owner who hocked her wedding ring after her divorce to start her business.
  • A Martial Arts school owner who got his start later in life after being parent where his son took classes. The son’s instructor simply handed him a GI and said “Get in class.”
  • A “freshly-minted” septic company owner emptying his first tank and not realizing there are certain spots you can’t stand while performing this task. His words… “Luckily it was our own septic tank I was emptying.” (let your imagination run wild on that one)
  • And so many more fun and authentic stories that come from the heart.

I’d love to hear the stories from the early days of your business sometime soon!

About the author

Mike Dolpies Mike Dolpies (aka Mike D.) owns “Ocean View Publishing, LLC” - a diverse media/Internet Marketing and Consulting Company. He started his first business when he was just 18 years old. By the time he was 23 that business had generated well over a Million Dollars in sales and was consistently in the top 20% of its industry. He's the Author of 6 different books. His first book, “Motion Before Motivation, The Success Secret That Never Fails,” became a bestseller on He's been a guest on the Fox Morning News several times and has been written about in many newspapers. His work has also appeared on and Fox

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