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Business Idea: GotvMail

Hauser and Taghaddos, already on the fourth startup venture between them, got the idea for GotVMail because they were frustrated with the phone-system options for small businesses.

GotVMail gives mom-and-pops a way to sound just like big corporations. They can get the usual voice-mail boxes and also set up preferences like routing calls to a cell phone or getting messages by e-mail in the form of MP3 files — all for as little as $10 a month.

The company obtained seed money from friends and began turning a profit in its second month of operation. Now it generates about $5 million in revenue per year.

Lesson learned:

Taghaddos: “For a young entrepreneur, having good personal credit is one of the most important things. We wouldn’t have gotten all the help from American Express or Bank of America without it.”

Hauser: “To be involved in the entrepreneurial community and give back, talking to students is very important.”

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July 8, 2008 - Posted by | Business, Entertainment, Entrepreneur, invention, Life, Million dollars Idea, Millionaire, Television, Uncategorized, Youtube | , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Gotvmail’s pretty high on the hog these days too. They just picked up Gary Busey to create hilarious viral videos to spread the brand, and it’s working out swimmingly as far as I can tell.

    And that’s just one, there’re something in the realm of 40 more.

    Comment by digitalsolid | July 17, 2008 | Reply


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