Launching a startup has always been risky. Those who are adventurous and innovative enough to make the leap into entrepreneurship often have to navigate this challenging prospect alone. If they were lucky and had the right connections, they might have sought advice from other founders who had their own wisdom to share.
In 2021, the Great Quit saw 4.5 million Americans leave their jobs in search of something more fulfilling and flexible. However, the world of entrepreneurship is fickle and full of pitfalls. That’s why one of the top entrepreneurs of the decade, Fred Cary, is on a mission to help hundreds of startup founders capitalize on their niche and eventually dominate their respective markets.
Fred, a California-based entrepreneur, is widely recognized for his three decades of experience in the world of entrepreneurship, and now he’s helping ordinary people become extraordinary entrepreneurs.
After working as a successful attorney, he began his own journey with high-growth companies in many diverse industries, including retail, data, finance, and software, to name just a few. Now, he is one of the most inspiring startup gurus of an entire generation, regardless of business sector. In fact, one of the world’s most famous rock bands recently turned to him for motivation and training on the eve of their world tour.
From law to innovation
Despite his unorthodox leaps across industrial frontiers, Fred’s hugely successful career has seen him confront failures, challenges, and plenty of unpredictability. And it is these experiences, even more than his own successes, that Fred believes are the biggest learning curves.
Early in his career, Fred helped launch a successful restaurant chain before working in management within the music industry. He then launched a digital auction and sales platform, BoxLot, which went under in the wake of eBay. But instead of giving up, the ever tenacious Cary turned his loss into a gain.
Cary was able to reposition the software developed for BoxLot as a technology company that was one step ahead of the original e-commerce boom of the 1990s. Within 18 months, he was offered $125 million for the company, and the spark was lit. which would later become his philosophy to help other startups turn their failures into victories.
From his eventual and unpredictable success thanks to BoxLot, Fred founded more than ten companies. City Loan, Home Bistro and Imagine Communications, which is used by 75% of households worldwide and generates annual revenues of $700 million, were among his business creations. And then came IdeaPros.
IdeaPros is an all-in-one platform for entrepreneurs that, from Cary’s perspective, has been decades in the making. After starting out in restaurants at age 22, Fred was able to apply her many and varied experiences to help others enter the business world.
With IdeaPros, Cary works alongside startup founders as they build their product ideas from concept to market launch, or seek to expand or reinvent their existing brands. But he doesn’t just look at how his business can be better, he also looks at how his whole life can be lived with a greater sense of purpose.
This holistic approach is what sets IdeaPros apart from startup incubators or training programs. Cary understands from personal experience that people want to be able to leave the rat race and work for themselves. And he is dedicated to being the person who helps make that happen.
IdeaPros has helped dozens of entrepreneurs launch their brands since it was founded in 2018. Now, Cary is beginning to expand its offerings, from its flagship partnership program to video courses, books, and packages that will help entrepreneurs everywhere. of your trip. . The company provides entrepreneurs with the skills and services to take their brand from concept to launch, offering them a full team of world-class experts, not just Cary himself, to support them every step of the way.
Through evidence-based statistics and its ‘fail faster’ methodology, Cary is able to support its entrepreneurs as they rethink and redirect their vision and products. But he doesn’t think it’s something one person can do alone.
One thing that never changes, Fred has discovered, is the need for more and better knowledge. The world and landscape of startups are constantly evolving. And while many of Fred’s 30 years of learning are as relevant today as they were early on, he understands the need to continue to grow his team with experts in many different fields.
Fred himself, however, is the main attraction for companies approaching IdeaPros. His 500,000 followers on Instagram enjoy a weekly show geared towards entrepreneurs along with constant business and personal advice that Fred is happy to share with the masses for free.
Collectively, Fred’s team at IdeaPros has generated billions of dollars in sales, financing, and value. Today, they support more than 350 brands, 50 of which were launched in the last few months.
Fred Cary may well be seen as the model entrepreneur of his generation. It’s true that his services, training and mentorship programs have helped open the doors for the next generation of eager entrepreneurs to do the same.