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Chris started Trainual in 2014. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on Trainual?
Trainual is actually my third business and started as a result of my second. I had a consulting company called Organize Chaos, through which Trainual as a beta platform was born to help my clients with their onboarding and training issues.
My first business, a video production company, I started at 14, and throughout my entrepreneurial journey, I developed a passion for technology, efficiency, and making business easier.
It was just over a decade I spent building that production company, taking it nationwide with 3 offices, netting over $3 million in video sales, and selling it before I turned 25.
Where did the business idea come from?
Looking back, Trainual seems almost inevitable for me, but it really came to be out of a combination of my experience scaling the video company and then consulting for more than a hundred small businesses.
Seeing firsthand how chaotic business processes can be, I wanted to make it easier for small businesses to organize important processes and documents.
Everybody struggles to do things consistently. Whether it’s one person, or a team, often the knowledge about the best way to get things done walks out the door with the person who did it, or is just lost in translation somewhere. Our system encourages people to formalize their process and that has a huge impact.
When we were consulting, we could only work with 10 companies at a time, and the shift to Trainual allowed us to stop charging for our expertise, to give it away though marketing instead, then charge for our product. In this way, we make a more scalable difference on small businesses worldwide.
Contributors to this article:
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