It is no joke to succeed in any startup project. The work involved in it is such that it is not exactly for the faint-hearted and this is not to mention the required funding to push the project into full realization. It is a good thing that there are funding platforms now existing that could address this concern. Kickstarter is one such platform.
The platform does not only provide funding but also follow through options that will ensure better opportunities for commercial success to successfully funded and completed projects. A Kickstarter Store helps expose the final products to the public who can buy Kickstarter products of their choice. This advantage is not lost even among celebrities thus the great interest of some to participate in the crowdfunding platform to finance their own ventures.
Whether through self-funding or external funding, there are many celebrities who have shown that they have what it takes to succeed in business as well. Star power is certainly an advantage. With the many failed celebrity-started businesses however, it is evident that it is not enough. Here are some celebrities who succeeded in their business start-up efforts:
Anyone who comes across Williams Interior Design Inc. would not have Venue Williams as the likely person behind it but she is. It would be easier to associate her with a business related to her sport or even fashionable sports wear. This just shows that there are unknown personality facets in every person which would result to decisions that are totally unexpected.
When Raquel Welch ventured into the wig business, it just seemed natural and expected. For a woman who has capitalized on her natural beauty and hair to gain stardom, going into a business related to beauty is just but fitting.
No other celebrity has come close to establishing a food company giant like Paul Newman. Starting out with a homemade salad dressing, Newman catapulted the brand into the consumers’ consciousness. Co-founded with A.E. Hotchner, the food company and not-for-profit corporation continues to give all profits to charity even after the actor’s death.
This one proves how one simple startup idea can create vast opportunities for employment and greater things like helping other people through charity. In startup projects proposed through Kickstarter , creators are able to develop their products through financial backers. Wouldn’t it be great if some of these projects end up helping humanity as a whole? Help begets help.
Originally posted on November 28, 2013 @ 4:44 am