Entrepreneurs can get 2013 off to a great start, thanks to a new startup that offers free advice to entrepreneurs from the comfort of their (home) offices. Announced today, Meet Advisors caters to entrepreneurs who tremble at the idea of going to networking events to ask for help but need advice to help move their businesses forward.
Meet Advisors was born when an intellectual property attorney began attending networking events for the sole purpose of offering free advice. This attorney, who billed at $400 per hour, would sit at the bar alone - and never get approached by entrepreneurs. Finally, Adam Fridman, founder of Meet Advisors, realized the value that this attorney offered.
Meet Advisors cultivates a wide range of entrepreneur experts who specialize in a variety of subjects related to starting and growing businesses. Each subject matter expert is rated for satisfaction and can be searched via criteria, location, and expertise.
Meet Advisors' value is also in its ability to help entrepreneurs avoid and overcome the awkwardness of networking, which few people do well, and even fewer people enjoy. However, MeetAdvisors will host live networking events for those who want a challenge, or perhaps more importantly, practice.