OBIG entrepreneur members are either bookselling alumni or friends of bookselling alumni who are seeking either OBIG consultants, investors or hard-working people for their Startup. OBIG members offer unique benefits like:
Access to Like-Minded Investors
Because OBIG investors and entrepreneurs typically both sold books, they already share a unique appreciation for sales and hard work. And because they already know many of the same people, they can more easily and quickly gain a level of trust which increases the likelihood of a successful relationship.
A Faster and Easier Process for Raising Capital
Entrepreneurs want to spend most of their time growing their companies, not raising capital. Because of OBIG’s unique community, investor members are ready and eager to hear about opportunities, especially when they adhere to the structural suggestions in the E-book, Funding Your Startup. Through the OBIG network, the entrepreneur may pitch one on one or set up group pitches using a conference call line.
Access to Help
OBIG’s Consulting Network offers cash-strapped companies rare access to talented professionals who will offer advice and services sometimes at discounted rates, and/or exchange for equity. These services can range from sales, to accounting – from I.T. to graphic design. There are also many young OBIG members looking for a place to offer their hard work and skills in a more permanent position, hoping to be a part of something from the beginning and reap the benefits from getting in early.
An Exceptional Track Record of Long Term Success
Over the past 15 years, OBIG has many success stories by simply bringing book people together in the business world again. Check out OBIG’s Entrepreneur Testimonies, possibly names you already know.
Interested in learning more? Then sign up by filling out the OBIG Entrepreneur Member Survey and Waiver. The Survey helps other members better understand your companies needs and/or offer. There is no guarantee you will get funding or human resources, but the more you participate, the better your odds. During this process, we invite you to read the E-book, Funding Your Startup, written by OBIG’s founder Todd McWhirter. If you have any questions,email us directly.