The Challenge

The Overview

The 30 Day Business is an entrepreneurship project and social experiment to build a sustainable online business from pre-idea to revenue, in exactly 30 days, without startup capital.

This project will be documented via a daily video blog, regardless of success or relative failure, for other entrepreneurs to utilize in their own business ventures.

The Goals

  • > $1,000 in total revenue
  • 50% of total revenue from online or cold customers
  • Work no more than ~ 20 hours each week
  • Secure working office space without financial investment

The Guidelines

  1. We have a 30 day deadline
  2. We have $0 in start up capital
  3. We can never have a negative net income
  4. Our business will be product focused
  5. Must track all time spent actively working on the business
  6. Business must be legal and ethical
  7. Cannot recruit new partners, raise outside capital or utilize crowdfunding
  8. The business idea must be properly validated before executed
  9. The 30 day challenge begins on July 11, 2016 at 12:01 am
  10. The 30 day challenge ends on August 10, 2016 at 11:59 pm

The Transparency

  • Operate and maintain a website and video blog with a running time clock
  • Film daily videos, take progression photos, and use written documentation to recap daily agenda and tasks completed