Just as we plan on helping the individual professional enter the globalized world, we have even more plans to help the entrepreneur enter it. In this case, our main priority is to pool resources and act as a middle man to helping people get the support they need for their start-up. After living and studying on four different continents, you realize how priceless a vast, global network can be. So that’s our first step. Helping the entrepreneur globally expand their network.
Step two: Giving you/helping you find the support you need. In today’s high-unemployment world, there is an incredible amount of idle talent. Young people with degrees going to work as baristas and bartenders who are clawing at the bit for quality experience in their respective fields. As much as I hate the thought of an ‘un-paid internship’, I’ve realized that they are here to stay. In such a competitive global environment, young professionals need to prove themselves. Here’s what Total Econ plans to do about this. Connecting start-ups with talented interns. What’s so significant about this? Many things. Coming from a semester long internship program in DC, I’ve heard more horror stories about students going to work for major companies just to be turned into glorified servants. I was lucky; my internship was with a small international investment TV show, where I was able to get incredible experience. And that’s what I want to ensure other talented interns have the chance to get; not doing valet and grabbing coffee. (By the way, these students were not only doing unpaid internships, they were paying thousands upon thousands of dollars to do it). Total Econ will personally filter through interns to figure out where their strengths and weaknesses are, and then work with you to ensure you get the intern you really need. Oh, and we’re doing all of this for absolutely free.
Step three: Entering the globalized world as an entrepreneur is an extremely daunting task. How on earth does an individual start up make themselves known to the world? Again, this is where we’ll be pooling our resources together. For start ups that we find promising, we’ll help you face these challenges, from helping you market your company to designing your website, and all the way up to helping you guide your way through international law and regulations so that you can start capturing consumer markets all over the world. Oh, and we’re also doing this for absolutely free.
Step four: Funding. One of the most daunting challenges of a start-up. And this is where we at Total Econ get a little selective. Unfortunately, we can’t help nurture every start up on the planet (we could try, if we were getting paid, but we’re not). So for the start ups that inspire us, this is where we turn into your right hand man. We start with helping you build your plan, if you don’t already have one. If you do, then we’ll consult with you on how to make it better. On top of that, we’ll do all sorts of other things to really sharpen your image, from helping you design a website all the way up to helping you pick out a suit for presentation meetings. Then we’ll start by helping you expose this plan of yours to the right investors, from certain websites to utilizing our own global network.
So you’re probably asking, why are we doing all this for free? We at Total Econ know first hand how difficult it really is to take your own idea and make it into something real. It’s a long road full of challenges and constant set-backs, and sometimes doing it alone is just too much for one person. Good start ups need support in the corner, just like a boxer needs supporting words from his coach throughout a fight. So in the end, why are we willing to put so much time and effort into helping entrepreneurs for free? It sounds cliche, but we do it because we love it.