Chicago,Il (PRWEB) December 31, 2012
A certain intellectual property lawyer would often sit alone at a bar during networking events. The lawyer, who usually charges $400.00 per hour for his services, was there to give free advice to entrepreneurs, and no one approached him. Finally, Adam Fridman encountered the lawyer and realized the value and underuse of his services. From this, an idea was born: Meet Advisors, an online start-up that caters to networking novices who tremble at the slightest thought of asking a stranger for help.
With a setup similar to LinkedIn, Meet Advisors offers a long list of entrepreneur experts who specialize in a variety of subjects related to starting business. Each subject matter expert is rated for satisfaction and can be searched via criteria, location, and expertise. The added value of Meet Advisors is that it’s free to use, unlike its competitor Leap.com, which hosts high-profile advisors for a required charity donation.
Meet Advisor’s 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.