I have a background in m&a, venture capital, private equity and commercial contracts for athletes (current job at a sports agency). Really want to open my own shop that caters to small business, angel investors, influencers and athletes. No idea where to start on planning a business model, what my rate would be, if this is even practical, etc. Any advice for how to get started and what I need to be thinking about?

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I would start doing market research, see what your competitors are doing etc it’ll answer a lot of your questions. I don’t know about others in here but we just went for it when we opened up shop and so far, 4 years in, still holding strong!

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I found a lot of great resources online when it came to putting together my business model. Even though your idea is different (and exciting), I'm sure there's some stuff out there that would be helpful. Angel investing is particularly huge right now - lots of info out there.

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Thanks so much. It’s almost like I have analysis paralysis where I don’t even know where to start, how to start, what to analyze, what the upfront costs would be, etc. I’m mainly focused on ironing out the practice area and trying to figure out whether it can be a self sustaining practice or what I need to layer in for more steady revenue (if that makes sense). Just trying to get the wheels on the cart so I can start rolling

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