08 Apr April 8, 2012 – Lawyer Hanna Hasl-Kelchner & Crowd Supplier Lou Doctor
Hanna has been helping small businesses navigate around legal pitfalls and has gained quite a reputation doing so. She has the book-knowledge attained through her MBA at Cornell and her law degree from Rutgers University School of Law; however, she has also earned her ‘hard knocks’ degree through the experiences of starting her own business, Business M.O., the venue through which she helps startups and the like avoid legal troubles.
Recently, Hanna co-authored the Amazon best-seller Champions: Knockout Strategies for Health, Wealth and Success from Today’s Leading Experts, which won the Editor’s Choice Award. In this book, she strives to cut down the costs of legal ignorance that commonly dampers the growth of small businesses by putting technical legal jargon into an easily understandable and workable framework.
And these efforts have not gone unnoticed. In addition to being quoted by countless publications (Fortune Small Business and Business Week to name a couple), she has been featured on major networks like MSNBC and Fox News. Furthermore, Hanna has been placed on America’s Premiere Experts which aired on ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox affiliates throughout the United States.
We look forward to getting all we can out of this interview!
Recently (very recently, within the last week and a half!), Lou Doctor and his company have exploded in publications such as Forbes, Inc., Engadget and about a dozen more! “What is all the buzz about?” you ask.
Lou is the founder and president of Crowd Supply, a company that has put an extremely innovative twist on the typical crowd-funding business model. Their website facilitates an unconventional method of business that serves as an exciting new platform for early adopters and creators of new products alike.
For business start-ups, Crowd Supply offers a platform to raise capital, fulfill orders, manage pre-orders, and supply storage space. These are services that differentiate Crowd Supply from competitors. In exchange for capital raised, investors receive certain premium perks from startups like a free product, preferential placement for pre-orders, or discounted prices.
If Lou’s track record in e-commerce is any indicator of this new venture’s odds, Crowd Supply looks to have a bright future. In his previous online project, BikeTiresDirect, he was able to generate $1 million dollars in sales in his first year, which he bootstrapped himself. If you have that next ground-breaking product that you need to get off the ground, this is a guy you will definitely want to listen in for.
I’m extremely excited about this episode for our entrepreneurs out there! Listen in!