Founder of Security Startup Guard Grabber Shares Their Top Insights

Guard Grabber founder.

Any entrepreneur can tell you, launching a startup is a learning process. Therefore, one of the best things you can do prior to launching a startup of your own is to learn from those who have blazed the trail. David Pulver, founder of security startup Guard Grabber, shared valuable insights during our interview that will inspire and motivate aspiring entrepreneurs.

What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?

“Be ready to work long hours because the work truly never stops. But, do not give up. Pursue your dreams until the very end but also be aware that not all ideas are successful. Being an entrepreneur is always a gamble.”

What is the best method you’ve found to avoid burnout as an entrepreneur?

“We have always tried to take time off for ourselves, and many times we use this time to be in the great outdoors. Fresh air always helps with grounding ourselves and refocusing. Being in the sun is also refreshing and helps us feel better when experiencing burnout.”

What is your advice for coming up with a unique startup idea?

“Make sure that your idea does not already exist. Otherwise, you will have competition from day one, and it will make it difficult to capture customers who may already be brand loyal. Also, make sure to secure your intellectual property through trademarks, patents, copyrights, and proper licensing. Get proper insurance as well.”

What is your advice for overcoming challenges and failure?

“When faced with challenges, we always keep going and find another avenue. We call it ‘picking up the pieces and moving on.’ A plan must be figured out, whether it’s over, under, or around. There is always another way.”

What is the biggest lesson you learned and what can aspiring entrepreneurs take from it?

“The biggest lesson we have learned is that most if not all startups, at one point or another, pivot. For whatever reason, over time, the original concept changes. But through these pivots, greater things always emerge.

Also, your idea’s time frame will almost always be extended. If you believe your project will be completed and profitable in 1 year, it may take double, triple, or quadruple the time.”

What is the best advice you’ve ever received?

“When the going gets tough, the tough get going. You can do this! Do not give up.”

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