I am the Morninghead guy. In the last year after Shark Tank, I helped my buddy start a company that's now processing over $350 million/yr. Tell us your idea and we'll tell you how to grow it with zero cash (like my last AMA, we'll answer every sin...
We are long time redditors and received a lot of advice from /r/entrepreneur over the years. We want to give back to the community. Everyone thinks the ideas are what makes people successful. Morninghead had been done before and FareHarbor (our current company) had been done before. Now, Morninghead brings in $25k/year automatically, and FareHarbor is worth over $100MM. It's not the idea, it's how you execute it.
Post your idea below, and we'll tell you exactly how your can turn that into a reality (and quit your day job if you want).
Lawrence Hester - CEO FareHarbor
Max Valverde - CCO FareHarbor, (aka Morninghead Guy)
Our company is FareHarbor and we do online reservations for the tour and activity industry (ex. shark diving, walking tours, Segway tours, downhill mountain biking, snow tubing, sailing charters, etc. We've grown the business of every client we've worked with and we're crushing all of our competitors. We're bootstrapped and they've raised a combined $100 million plus. They can't seem to figure out how we're doing it with no money.
EDIT: u/jacksonium PM'd me and recommended that I post this link to Lawrence's Blog post about the early days of FareHarbor. Before you get your pitch forks /r/hailcorporate, set them down for a second and realize that we could give two fucks about blog post traffic - we get all of our clients via traditional sales. It's just a cool story about how we did it and how backwards silicon valley is.
EDIT 2: Lots of people are asking about how to interact with manufacturers to get products made. Here's a permalink to a post I did last year.
EDIT 3: 3:20 EST - 17 coffees later and we're still here baby! Keep them coming, we'll keep answering (You guys have effectively ruined our day... we've been relegated to reddit commenting for the rest of the fucking day. You guys have some legit ideas - we're creating the future in a reddit thread.).
EDIT 4: 4:05 EST - Still beasting responses! Here are some of our favorite ideas so far. Pumped to see them grow their ideas!:
EDIT 5: 5:40 EST Going on 7 hours of pure carpaltunnel.
EDIT 6: 7:22 EST Still answering! A little slower now... We're eating for the first time in 9 hours. Lawrence almost fainted. We're going all night! Keep posting - we're the opposite of Woody Harrelson or Morgan Freeman (if you've been redditing long enough to remember those)
EDIT 7: 8:45 PM EST This guy has the distribution figured out but he's 63 years old and needs help. If there's someone who wants to run with him, PM him. He's down to do like a 35% - 65% split for profits. You can rock out the website on squarespace and do the online marketing. PM him!
EDIT 8: 9:29 PM EST Still here! Because FareHarbor's revenue funded we can be on Reddit doing shit like this for 10 hours and there's no investor board to ask us why we're on "that reddit thing all day."
EDIT 9: 10:22 PM EST We are going on 12 hours here. What the fuck is wrong with us? http://i.imgur.com/7bZegmY.jpg We're going through the night until the UK wakes up. Our 75 employees are going to ask why we're dragging ass tomorrow... Keep the ideas coming. We'll keep answering.
EDIT 10: 11:46 PM EST Fucking beat but still going strong! http://imgur.com/1F9IEBX
EDIT 11: 12:22 AM EST #cantstopwontstop http://i.imgur.com/AcdwXZV.jpg
EDIT 12: 2:06AM EST RIPPPPPPINNNNNGGGGG
EDIT 13: 3:21AM EST On our last leg. You guys are the sickest. http://imgur.com/Fus8ghm
EDIT 14: The following morning... We fell asleep on the couch last night. We'll try to get to as many more that were posted today as we can. This was awesome guys! Let's do it again in a month or two and maybe we'll bring some other entrepreneurial firepower with us.