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Glen Wakeman Has Ideas To Help Your Start-Up

The failure rates of start-ups are exceptionally high. Until recently, there hasn’t been a software platform that makes the hard work of planning in these circumstances measurably easier. Glen Wakeman has risen to the challenge with LaunchPad Holdings. The focus of the company is to give entrepreneurs the tools they need to successfully launch their businesses. They work primarily with people who are at the beginning of their efforts in creating a business to help them properly layout plans which makes the task of raising capital a whole lot easier (Gazetteday). The software enables users to structure their project with realistic goals in mind, and to learn about the legal entity issues that may arise. It just simply made sense for someone who has built teams, raised capital, and participated in start-ups to create this tool.

Glen Wakeman has over two decades of experience in business management and development. He is the president and founder of Nova Four, a company that advises and funds fledgling companies. LaunchPad Holdings is an online planning service that uses digital marketing to attract customers (http://www.glenwakeman.com/about-glen-wakeman/). He gained quite a bit of experience working at GE Capital where he presided over an operation spanning nine countries, generating over $2 billion in revenue, and employing about 17,000 people. Building international networks, signing partnerships, and creating new products kept him engaged in thinking about the inner workings of how to develop and grow businesses.

After obtaining a degree from Scranton University, a BS in Economics and Finance, he went on to get his MBA at the University of Chicago. Glen has lived and worked in six different countries in South America, Europe, and Asia. As a successful mentor, small business owner, public company CEO, and financial service executive, he consistently writes about administration strategies, international finance, and emerging markets.