Do you know a reporter who has thought about starting a media business? Please share.
Phillip Smith

I have many thoughts on the subject — but for the sake of time & brevity, I think it would be extremely valuable to develop a shared service available to media / news entrepreneurs whereby they could get help setting up the nuts and bolts of a business: A solid website, a CRM, legal help with corporate / nonprofit entity set-up, branding, a simple marketing engine, a pitch deck, market-sizing research, a simple business plan, and maybe a few other things. I spent way too long reinventing each of these wheels, and had I had access to these services I would have saved a lot of time and money. I think these are actually some of of the biggest obstacles to setting out on an entrepreneurial course, and are (in the scheme of things) easy things to do.