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An opportunity to ask David Ehrenberg, the founder of Early Growth, questions about being an entrepreneur, setting up your accounting and finance function and fundraising and financial planning for a venture backed start-up.
I work with entrepreneurs and businesses at all stages of development, providing financial insight and mentorship. I founded Early Growth in 2008 to provide a service that I couldn’t find when I was working in early stage companies – outsourced high-quality accounting and strategic financial consulting services on-demand. I personally oversee all of the work we do at Early Growth to ensure top-quality service. As any successful entrepreneur can tell you, success depends on more than simply having a good product/service offering. The business issues are what will make or break you. Early Growth has expertise in providing just-in-time financial support for small businesses — from fundraising to cash management to strategic planning to financial projections to creating and implementing simple financial systems that work.
I’m inspired by the entrepreneurs I work with on a daily basis. It’s my passion to help businesses with great potential to focus their internal resources on what they do best — so they can scale and succeed.
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If you don't have a cohort group in something like Founders Network that you can develop long-term relationships with and discuss the same topics that come up with people that you already know, you're probably missing out on something very important.
The number one advantage is the law of compound interest. The longer you stay in a very high-quality network the strong and more authentic relationships you build.
We know each other's business and we know each other's struggles. Having a personal relationship with other founders that is completely confidential and completely authentic gives you a lot of great advice.
FN manages my network for me by connecting me with other founders in my specific industry sector. I've been able to explore business development opportunities, partnerships, etc.
We just saw the first Mexican unicorn come to life this same week which is a fantastic idea. Being part of the Founders Network makes a lot of sense. We see that the Mexico City chapter is growing substantially.
There's a lot of great stuff going on even now in San Francisco. I've found Founders Network has been a great resource for me and for all of the founders I know during these tough times.
It allowed me to meet people who had done this before that had the experience. I was able to explain an issue very briefly and they were able to give me a very detailed response on how they addressed it.
I've used the platform to discover advice, connections, resources, discounts, on important services, connections to investors, and practice on how to pitch. The kind of conversations you can't get anywhere else on youtube or google searches.
I see Founders Network as one of those necessary resources in the Chicagoland area.
The Black Founders initiative allows me to shape this program where we can inspire, engage, and support Black Founders.