Ideamensch sat down to do an interview with the founder of the Nine9 UnAgency talent recruiting firm, Anthony Toma. The entrepreneurial website asked him of his career and how he overcame some of his obstacles in business. Below is a synopsis of his Ideamensch interview.
One of the questions posed to Anthony Toma during his interview was what is one business idea he is willing to give away to the readers of Ideamensch. Mr. Toma responded by saying he believes that someone should create a puffy sticker that could be put on a cellphone. The sticker will have the words do not text and drive to dissuade people from texting and driving. People would put the sticker on the phone before they get behind the wheel. Anthony Toma believes such as an invention could help save lives that result from crashes due to drivers texting and driving and not paying attention to the road. The sticker could puff up or have really colorful red words to bring home the point and more information click here.
Ideamensch then asked Anthony Toma what is one failure he overcame in his business career and how did he do it? His response was that he became a franchisee for a franchisor that was inept. As a franchisee he could not make the decision at the top that would ultimately impact his bottom line and how he would operate his business. The franchisee business went bankrupt and Anthony Toma later started his business so that he could run it himself. He has used the failure of that business and the knowledge he has gained during the process to create Nine9 the UnAgency.
Nine9 The Unagency is a company that serves the 99% of actors, models, dancers and stage performers that do not have agents of their own. It offers aspiring performing artists the chance to find acting, dancing, modeling and stage jobs that would otherwise be restricted them. Listings are offered through the Nine9 UnAgency website and members of the company can also be directly contacted by directors, designers and screenwriters if their profile or talents match their needs.
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True entrepreneurial spirit is something that few people have these days. Sure, there are business owners, but a lot of people just go through life without truly wanting to take on the business world. According to Huffington Post, Christopher Burch, however, is a man that wanted to take the world head on. He is a true entrepreneur, and he has proven himself to be an extremely able and gifted businessman.
Christopher Burch (https://www.engadget.com/2016/08/17/how-technology-gives-fashion-startups-an-edge-over-legacy-brands/) grew up in a small neighborhood in Pennsylvania. His father, a business owner, always told him that a person should have pride when they work for themselves. There is just something wonderful about working hard and reaping the rewards without having to do something for somebody else. This led Christopher to dream about being an entrepreneur. He tried out this dream when he went to school with his brother. They invested a total of $2,000 in an apparel business that sold sweatshirts to students. He proved himself when he and his brother were able to sell the business for $165 million after just ten years of doing business. With money in his pocket and his head full of ideas for great investments, there is nothing to keep Christopher Burch from succeeding.
Taking his windfall from his college business, Christopher created the Burch Creative Capital Group and investment firm that seeks out new, exciting, and disruptive ideas. The purpose behind this approach was the fact that investments in sure things were only able to generate profits for a limited amount of time. However, with brand new markets and technologies that cannibalize older, matured tech, the sky is really the limit on how much you can make. He found this out very quickly, making money hand over fist for several years.
Christopher Burch is now a billionaire, but his investing days are far from over. He continues to seek out those investments that are deemed too risky to other investors. He wants those creative, new ideas that are going to throw the entire industry for a loop and disrupt the market. In his current portfolio, he boasts investments in over 50 different successful companies. He has given money to many name brands as well, such as ED by Ellen DeGeneres, TRADEMARK, Voss Water, and more. He is also giving a lot of his money back to the global community, giving to organizations that are helping with women’s and children’s welfare in China, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and many other globally recognized charities.