CareerFuel.net Plans to Launch a Million Startup Dreams
SUMMIT, N.J., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ – This month, CareerFuel.net–a for-profit social venture designed to help solve the jobs crisis–took its fundraising to the American people by launching an ambitious $5 million crowd funding campaign.
“Small businesses are the engines that drive job growth in the US,” said AnnMarie Quintaglie McIlwain, Founder and CEO of CareerFuel in Summit, New Jersey. “Nearly every job created in the past decade came from businesses employing five people or less. The creation of small businesses is what America needs right now to solve its economic woes.”
To help convince Americans of her investment in their future, McIlwain began blogging job tips that she hopes will incentivize others to contribute to her campaign in return. It includes tips like “Whistle While You Work” and video of the CEO talking with Occupy Wall Street protestors.
With few major publications blogging about job tips and her credible experience as a former marketing executive, the response thus far is promising. Her blogs have already run in BusinessInsider and Startup America since launching two weeks ago.
Several things get in the way of launching a small business including lack of capital, knowledge and effective networks. Entrepreneurs find themselves challenged daily to find the information they need to do everything from completing a business plan, conducting market research to identifying sources of capital. Getting answers quickly puts entrepreneurs closer to their dreams and our economic success as a country.
Americans need help. CareerFuel is a prototyped site designed for — and dedicated to — giving people the personalized career-related information they need to get jobs and start businesses. When fully launched, CareerFuel.net will offer daily, original web shows and blogs, job listings and professional networks customized to individuals’ career goals.
The CareerFuel team is not afraid to think big in order to deliver a for-profit vision with great social benefit upside.
AnnMarie Quintaglie McIlwain
Founder and CEO, CareerFuel
Summit, NJ 07901