I`m not a startup - been doing the entreprenueral thing for about 16 years. But you never know - I might be a "startup" again on a new product or idea at any given moment. Startup people are usually just cool people - they usually have BIG ones (insert your own version - you know what I mean). StartUp Nation is a good name for a group of people like this. Startup folk are much like the people who started the good old U S of A - they had BIG ones. It took BIG ones just to get on a wooden ship and head over here. I would say in those early days, there were a lot of entreprenuers running around.
People need wagons. Start a wagon building business. Guns. Need a gunsmith. Shoe the horses. Need a blacksmith. You get the picture. Small business has been driving this country from the beginning. Why stop now?
Startup people have energy, spunk, and creativity. Hanging around them is cool - that`s why I left corporate America as a worker. It was cooler to be independent - like the first Americans. Think about some of those early explorers riding off into the west ... headed out to ... who knows ... whatever was over the next hill or across the next river. And you`re afraid?
I hang out here because I`m not too old to learn something. Never know, my next genius spark might come from someone here younger than the neckties I own (but don`t wear). I hang out here to also give back ... to pay back for helping hands extended to me over the years - for people who shared advice and listened during the good times and bad.
So sign up and have some fun. Everything happens for a reason. You stopped here on your journey. Stay awhile.