I have a few innovative ideas in my head that no company has ever done before. Being a mech engineer and designer I definitely have a drive of being innovative, as far as doing a company coming from a racing background fabricating and welding everything from ground up I will say you better take some heed to Munky's advice. However 14 years or whatever is exaggerating. If you have drive, and some talent, and connections particularly for people you will need on board to help do each of the jobs required to put together a great board it can be done I'd say 2-3 years tops, to get moving. But then again that's based on my experience that is likely having a lot more under my belt so that is what I feel could be done anyhow personally if I were to do such a thing. If you're starting out with zero experience, in anything, the least you can do is get contacts with other people who would be interested and know what their talking about and so forth whether in marketing, design, fabrication, accounting, etc.
If you come up with a idea that hasn't been patented, even better. Basically get the rights to it, and no one can lay a finger on copying the design until years later, but it has to be THAT different to set itself apart from other designs whether it be the board, bindings or whatever. Key areas are, passion for the company, a unique concept that only your company would have, customer support and prototype testing with potential customers to represent the board (no one famous, just local kids) and listening to their feedback and SUPPORTING them. I cannot say enough about the last one, without customers a company will fail to exist, without supporting them it will backfire instantaneously especially when starting out local.
Government - If you think the problems they created are bad, just wait until you see their solutions.
Screw being normal
Last edited by Vlaze; 01-11-2009 at 12:48 AM.