Matt Fortnow – The Entrepreneur’s Coach

Matt Fortnow – The Entrepreneur’s Coach. Jaime and his co-host Mark Haffner welcome Matt to the show Matt Fortnow - the Entrepreneurtoday.  Matt Fortnow is a former entertainment attorney, producer and author of the 7th Edition of This Business of Music which is the bible of the music industry.

Serial Entrepreneur

In 1995, Matt and his fraternity brothers from Carnegie Mellon started a fantasy sports website after realizing people were paying big money for weekly baseball stats for their fantasy league. Matt’s site pioneered live scoring and on-line drafting.

They eventually partnered with CBS SportsLine, MLB and the NFL. They attribute their success to having the best product and the best customer service. These 5 fraternity brothers still had their day jobs and worked evenings into the early hours of the morning to answer emails and provide stats.

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Planetary Alignment

Matt Fortnow - the EntrepreneurMatt is still practicing law. It’s late Friday afternoon and a new client comes in. He was  producer for a very popular band in 70’s and 80’s. Here it is the 90’s and he hasn’t been paid royalties for 10 years.

This client gives him a deadline of Monday morning. Really, 10 years you waited and now you have a deadline? The client leans in and says “astrology” as he describes with planetary alignments, etc.

Matt worked all weekend, filed it Monday morning and they got everything they asked for and more.

What is Matt Doing Today?

Matt coaches entrepreneurs even if you are just getting started and don’t know what your product is. Matt is a mentor that focuses on getting your business going and growing.

If you would like to learn what Matt Fortnow says next about coaching entrepreneurs, listen to the episode by clicking on the download or the play button at the top of this article.

To connect with Matt Fortnow – The Entrepreneur’s Coach check out his links below and remember he welcomes all questions, comments and inquiries! Don’t forget to mention you heard about Matt on Stop Riding the Pine:-)

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Here are the highlights of my conversation with Matt Fortnow – The Entrepreneur’s Coach if you are in a hurry:

  • Who is Matt Fortnow? (3:16 Mark)
  • What is Matt doing today? (21:26 Mark)
  • What was Matt’s break away moment? (32:02)

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(iTunes Shout Out) Harold Reed.

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