For entrepreneurs and business owners, it all starts with that first buck.  Maybe it was the first buck you made on your paper route as a kid that enticed you to pave your own way.  Maybe it was your business’s first customer – the one who validated your idea and brought to fruition all of the blood, sweat and tears you’d put into your company in one triumphant sale. Which ever first buck you hold the most dear, we want to hear about it!

It’s Time to Celebrate the First Buck

See, we know that as an entrepreneur or small business owner, you’re always looking ahead with your sites on the next horizon. You don’t always take the time to stop and celebrate those small, but significant milestones, like the first buck.  That’s why Hatchbuck has launched First Buck Stories.  First Buck Stories is partially a contest, but more than that, it’s a social movement to encourage entrepreneurs to share stories about what motivated them to become entrepreneurs, how they made their first sale, and what inspires them to keep moving forward.

As an entrepreneur, it’s easy to feel like you’re on an island.  But the more we reach out and share where we started, how we faced challenges and how we thrived, the more we can learn from each other and push each other to succeed.

Share. Vote. Win.

To get the conversation around the first buck started, we’re calling all entrepreneurs and business owners to share a video of their first buck story.  As extra incentive, we’re also giving away a $25,000 Marketing Makeover. The marketing makeover will include a PR campaign, a website redesign, content strategy help, and a lifetime subscription to Hatchbuck sales and marketing software. Here’s how to participate:

  • Share:  Share your first buck story at by November 16, 2014.
  • Vote:  Get the vote out for your video during Global Entrepreneurship Week, November 17, 2014 to November 21, 2014.
  • Win:  Win a $25,000 Marketing Makeover. Finalists will be determined by the 5 videos with the most votes, and the winner will be selected based on creativity, entrepreneurial spirit and the story.

We hope you’ll use First Buck Stories as an opportunity to pause and look back at where you started, marvel at where you are today and share your story to inspire other entrepreneurs to keep going toward their dream!  Learn more at