We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.
Here's the best advice we discovered for starting a fire safety business:
#1: Peter Thorpe, founder of FireAvert:
We chatted with with Peter, founder of FireAvert ($304K/month). In our interview, Peter says:
Unattended cooking is the #1 cause of fires, and as a firefighter, I saw this first-hand. I decided that I could solve this problem and started on this adventure of creating something that would stop the needless destruction.
The most important thing a new entrepreneur can do is to not think they have all the answers. You need to prototype quickly and get in front of customers as soon as you can. The customer will tell you what they need. You shouldn’t assume that you have all the answers.
I’ve always said that being a firefighter is the best career for an entrepreneur. I work two days a week at the station, and then the rest of the week I can work on my business. There is also a lot of downtime when I’m working a shift so I can work on business things then as well.
Read the full interview ➜