My name is Rick Mundon. After graduating with my degree in advertising, I worked in several agencies, and to be honest, hated it. I decided to devote myself to a small creative resume website that I developed while still in college. As the business began to grow, I needed a team of talented designers to help create the unique resumes my company offered. With the help of a couple trusted designers, my small staff of one grew.
Although people loved the resumes, they needed the ability to update them regularly. Most people are not Photoshop savvy, and since this is the main program we use to create the resumes, it posed a problem for some of our clients. We developed the idea of “template resumes” that would allow people to download and edit the resumes easily in Microsoft Word. The template resumes really allowed my company some breathing room. Depending on the client’s needs, custom resumes can take up to three weeks to complete, and when it comes to finding a job, well, people need it now.
As for the future of my business, I would like to expand on the templates idea so that people will be able to create them directly from my website. I also wish to hire more talent and bring on some big names within our advertising department.
I found Wix by typing “Websites that are like ___ (a particular website that I was upset with that is very similar to Wix)” into a search engine. I found about five sites and chose the best one.
I got the inspiration for my The Whole Orange site from my company’s original name Orange Resume that was founded in Orange County, California. For that website, I used the tagline “Your Turn to be Picked”. I carried over the same color scheme I used for Orange Resume onto The Whole Orange.
The best part about using Wix is the apps, by far. I love dropping in an app and using it right away. In regards to my website, people often tell me it is “Fantastic, Easy to Use, & Top-Notch”.
My three tips for aspiring entrepreneurs:
1) Time. You are going to be broke and you are going up against those with a lot of money and resources. Put in the sweat equity.
2) Throw darts. I have had hundreds of ideas that have failed within a week, eventually something sticks.
3) Look at what everyone else is doing in your industry and do the opposite. Google made email playful when everyone else was making it corporate. Facebook made social media exclusive (at least in the beginning) when everyone else was making it “open”.