Shawn Davis

What have been your biggest challenges in starting a business?


3 Answers

Melanie Gray

Marketing. Was a huge learning curve. And I don't enjoy the tasks.

Daniel Brady

1. Growing sales further. Our sales are up 150% year-on-year, but higher would be better.

2. Warehousing. Since recently, we've been using a fulfilment warehouse (Brisbane Logistics). It works pretty well except that their Toll delivery charges aren't cheap compared to FastWay. However, the rent charges only seem economical for our best selling products, not the slower moving products.

So the less-popular products are still stored at home, while the popular products are warehoused. So we're only half-way to being a properly warehoused business.

Jef Lippiatt

Jef Lippiatt Owner at Startup Chucktown


I would say knowing all the licensing and permits needed as well as which paper work is important and when it needs filed. Paper work is my largest enemy.