What does it feel like to build a business from scratch? Conceiving and compiling disparate ingredients -- from naming to financing to hiring to marketing and beyond -- can be as profoundly rewarding as it is painstakingly laborious.
Just ask Andy George, host of the YouTube show “ How to Make Everything,” which aims to reveal manufacturing processes in various industries that are often taken for granted. In a viral video, George details his quest to make a chicken sandwich completely from scratch -- an endeavor that took him six months and $1,500 to realize.
As part of the mission, George grew his own garden, made his own salt from ocean water, concocted homemade cheese from a cow he personally milked, harvested his own wheat for bread and even slaughtered a chicken.
Was it all worth it? “It’s not bad,” George shrugs after finally tasting his creation -- before burying his head in his hands and dissolving into rueful giggles. As any road-tested entrepreneur might tell you, it’s about the journey, not the destination. “It tastes like a corkboard dipped in lemon juice,” deadpans one of his friends.
See the process in all its glory right here: