My name is Joe Baumgartel. I’m the CEO of Symposium, a company I co-founded. Symposium allows people to sell any live video service they have to offer. This includes tutoring, consulting, counseling, coaching, teaching, or any form of entertainment; experts can take their service and turn it into a product that can be packaged and sold over the internet. You set your own rates, choose your own schedule, and decide how you want to sell your service.
Advice for other entrepreneurs who want to get started or are just starting?
Entrepreneurship is not for everybody. There are a lot of ups and downs, not just financially, but emotionally too. At times, it can provide you a lot more time to be with your family and other people who you love, but it can also cause you to be separated from them for long periods of time.
There are moments when the company really needs you, and as an entrepreneur, you have to be there for your company all the time. A lot of it comes down to depending on yourself and picking out good people whom you can trust. The best advice I can give is to make sure whoever you’re working with is someone you could imagine working with for a long time.