Four entrepreneurs offered their lessons learned on launching a Milwaukee-area consumer product startup at Central Standard Craft Distillery Wednesday.
Asked about their advice for other entrepreneurs in Milwaukee, they offered a few tips.
“It takes a lot more time and money than you think to start your own business, so just being aware of that before you start,” advised Madalyn Joy Manzeck, founder of Port Washington-based bespoke lingerie startup Madalyn Joy Designs.
Butlein also advised entrepreneurs to “surround yourself with people who don’t agree with you.”
“Don’t dwell on making a perfect plan because there is no perfect plan,” said Evan Hughes, co-owner of Milwaukee-based craft spirit maker Central Standard Craft Distillery.
“Leverage your partnerships and use your networks as much as you possibly can,” said Nikki Collier, founder of Milwaukee-based all-natural dog treat manufacturer Leashless Lab.
TANGIBLE will be held quarterly at various Milwaukee-area locations.