If you think you have a great business idea, you already have an advantage over your competition. The most successful entrepreneurs are those who firmly believe in their idea from the very beginning, relying solely on their knowledge and skills.
Dimitar Čukovski is another young and proactive talent who believed in his business idea from the very beginning. He is one of the winners of the Longest Pitch Marathon who stood out with his positive energy, and we are sure that he can expect great success in the business field.
In the continuation of this blog post, read about Dimitar's idea and his experience with the Longest Pitch Marathon.
"In addition to the many examples that have changed me as a person, I could single out one habit that has also greatly changed my way of thinking. I achieved that through getting to know self-improvement books. It all started as a small distraction from playing and sitting on social networks before going to bed, but over time, I became very interested, and with each new book, I got acquainted with the experiences and knowledge of a certain writer. Such a small habit, which I practiced for only a few years, changed my whole attitude of thinking and approaching every situation."
"With our idea, we want to realize an online platform that will establish contact between lawyers and clients in order to facilitate communication and availability.
The purpose of this online platform is to solve some of the common problems faced by lawyers or those who are looking for a lawyer. Here we will list them:
• The lack of an online platform where lawyers can provide advice to those who need it, as well as get paid for that service digitally.
• The urgency of the cases when someone needs a lawyer's help. The option of having an online platform where the applicant can immediately find a lawyer that suits him, solves this problem.
• The impossibility of direct promotion and advertising/affirmation of lawyers."
"The most intensive and innovative startup competition I have participated in so far."
What is the best advice or lesson you learned during the marathon?
"Believe in the idea!"
What after LPM?
"New challenges and great hope for something much bigger."
After the conversation with Dimitar, we can conclude that there is no ideal time to start a business. You will always have the feeling that you may still be working on a certain business idea, and that it is not ready enough to be presented to the public.
The only thing you have to do is to prepare in the best possible way for its presentation, and after that, it remains to enjoy the beautiful and exciting things that follow during its realization."
How many young people haven't dreamed of being successful and achieving most of their goals at a young age? And how many adults have looked back and wondered why a certain event didn't happen differently, or why they made the wrong decision about this or that?
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