SpotLight on Success – Serial Entrepreneur Andy Kurtzig

Posted on November 06, 2010 by CJ Article Team

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spotlightA key factor that leads one to become a successful entrepreneur would be actually growing up in the Silicon Valley. Andy grew up in Silicon Valley, with 2 entrepreneurial parents. So, dinner time conversation was almost always about business and technology during a very exciting time! Business and Technology have always been Andy’s passion and he spent his teenage years reading business books like Michael Lewis’ “Liar’s Poker” and “Barbarians at the Gate.”

Andy is also a coder, which lends to business success since coders do not have to rely on third parties to build their websites, business portals, databases, etc. This self reliance is key to building a successful business and is akin to a contractor building his own house. Andy founded, and was CEO, of eBenefits, a web based human resources service. At eBenefits, Kurtzig built a talented team, signed significant partnerships with Fortune 500 companies like Automatic Data Processing (ADP) and Marsh & McLennan, and raised $8 million of venture capital financing. He went on to sell eBenefits to an Inc 500 Company. Prior to starting eBenefits, Kurtzig founded ANSER to service and develop software for the newspaper industry. He holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley. He is an angel investor in several companies including StubHub (acquired by eBay in 2007) and iLike.

Necessity being the mother of invention, Andy originally launched his most recent venture as a way to help his wife get answers about questions regarding pregnancy. His goal was to get legitimate answers to good questions. When you combine that with his strong business background, his location in the Silicon Valley and the ability to code his own software, you get JustAnswer.com.

JustAnswer® is a website where people go when they want an answer from a Doctor, Lawyer, Mechanic or one of thousands of third-party verified Experts one-on-one. Millions with questions come to the site for affordable and fast answers in more than 100 categories, ranging from Medical to Legal. Experts typically provide answers within minutes. Andy explained that there are experts in JustAnswer generating six figure incomes. Many earn less, but this has actual serious work from home, or your office, potential.

Rob Thrasher researches and writes about many topics. Articles include topics of safer drinking water and indoor air quality for his newest site, Safer Homes. [ http://safer-homes.cybervillage.com/safer-homes-newsletter ]

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