Corey Kossack

Corey Kossack is a Managing Partner at Game Change Ventures, focusing on partnering and consulting with startups in the areas of social media, consumer Internet and e-commerce. Corey is also an Operating Partner at Game Change Ventures' first Internet startup, Addoway, a social marketplace that helps you buy and sell with your friends and the people they know. Formerly Corey was one of the world's largest retailers on eBay, built a $1M company from scratch at age 23, has led multiple startups and received numerous awards for his entrepreneurial achievements.

Remember when you first started your business? Why did you do it? What made you think it would be successful? What problem did it solve for people? How was it going to provide a return on your investment (both time and money)?

So often, as entrepreneurs we forget all these things. We get so caught up in our day-to-day stuff, our plans for going forward, the implementation of dozens of "half-baked" ideas, that we lose sight of why we did all this stuff to begin with.

Go back to the beginning. Go back to where it all started and identify your purpose, your plan and your intent to do something great. Don't move on until you have re-identified these things.

And if for some reason after days, weeks or months agonizing over those questions you feel like you can't answer them, either find a way or find something else to pour your time and money into.

Corey Kossack is one of eBay's "Top Sellers" through his eBay store, Koss DVD. He is also author of eBay Millionaire or Bust and creator of, an online software tool designed to reduce eBay fees and maximize profits for eBay sellers.

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