We started the company almost 2 years ago. I’m the technical founder, he’s the business guy. The best analogy of our business is a job marketplace. We are doing pretty good for user growth for the “job seeker” user base but we haven’t signed up a single company to pay to post their job in a full year since launch.
My co-founder is supposed to be the salesperson but he has mostly just come up with excuses. I brought up the issue of sales a few times but recently (once I realized it had been A WHOLE YEAR) I said listen, I can’t do this for another year if something doesn’t change and we have a single sale.
He’s put in a real effort now for 2 months which is great, but it’s honestly more frustrating that this didn’t happen a year ago. I just can’t get past the fact it took a year to essentially get started.
We’ve talked about potentially pivoting, or running as a lifestyle business but honestly, I think I just want to cut ties. The biggest problem is we live together and have a very interconnected friend group. I’m thinking of giving him the opp to keep me for 3 months and help with the transition.