Kyle Logue became an entrepreneur three years ago after a string of different jobs left him uninspired and unchallenged. After getting fired from his “safe and secure job” at a large insurance company he decided to take the leap and try working for himself. “I had no idea what I was going to do or how I was going to do it. I started by selling items I bought at yard sales and sites like Craigslist, Amazon, and EBay. I then used that money to start a landscaping company with a good friend of mine; before transitioning my efforts to a consulting company out of my basement. There have been many trials and obstacles throughout my journey as an entrepreneur, and almost everyone I knew thought I was crazy and doubted my ability. There were so many times I thought of quitting and finding a “real job,” especially while working from the basement. It took many months of hard work and late nights before Granite Consulting became profitable. After six months we were able to rent an office and move out of the basement.
The hardest part of being an entrepreneur is in the beginning. Dealing with the naysayers can be very difficult, even though they often have your best intentions at heart and certainly do not want to see you fail. I do not believe there is a balance when chasing your dreams – you have to give it your all and never surrender. It is better to try and fail than to fail by never trying. This is only the beginning of my journey and the best is yet to come. I love connecting with like-minded and positive people. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @therealkylogue