71 Matt Fortnow – the Entrepreneur’s Coach

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 commissioner.com 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:-)

Matt Fortnow website
Matt on Facebook
Matt on LinkedIn
Peers app
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)

Special Mentions:
(iTunes Shout Out) Harold Reed.

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Jaime Jay

About Jaime Jay

Meet Jaime Jay – a man who wears many hats, and wears them all admirably. He's a master connector, an entrepreneur extraordinaire, and a published author who knows how to get things done.

Before he found his way to the business world, Jaime served his country as a brave paratrooper in the U.S. Army. But that's just the beginning of his many accomplishments.

He's the founder of the renowned Bottleneck Distant Assistant Services firm, and his book "Quit Repeating Yourself" has become a must-read for entrepreneurs everywhere.

When he's not busy building his empire, you can find him on his beloved Harley Davidson, cruising through the countryside and taking in the invigorating effects of Uitwaaien – a Dutch practice that involves facing the wind to boost health and relieve stress.

He enjoys spending his free time outside building stuff with his wife, Nikita the dog and their two kittens (for now at least) Tommy and Tater.

He is ‘over-the-moon’ happily married to his wonderful wife Sara, his amazing daughter, Jessica, who is serving our country as a United States Army soldier. Jaime and Sara are the proud grand parents of two beautiful little girls.

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