While Alexis Edelman is a comedian in his spare time, he’s also an entrepreneur. His company, Legacy Biographies, transforms family stories, heritage, and values into professionally-produced family video documentaries. The goal is to combine all the elements of family stories (anecdotes, memories, heirlooms, photos and videos) into a cohesive family video biography. So, you can enjoy and celebrate for generations to come thanks to Legacy Biographies!

Learn more about Alexis and his entrepreneurial journey through Q&A! Also, listen to his interview from The Sound of Ideas on 90.3 WCPN ideastream®.

What inspired you to start (or join) this company?

Family history has always attracted me. It is very important for the future generations to understand their family stories and values. It helps them know where they come from and better understand where they are going.

What inspired you to join the LaunchHouse community?

I joined because LaunchHouse offers significant support to startup companies.

What is your favorite part about LaunchHouse? Any favorite memories?

My favorite part about LaunchHouse is the interaction and help from other members. Hence, many meaningful relationships are formed.

The best advice you ever got:

If you truly believe in a dream, be persistent.

What has been your biggest learning experience from starting your business?

This is my first attempt at starting my own business. I have realized that on top of the services that I normally offer, I need to be flexible and add other services that my client’s want.

What advice would you give to other entrepreneurs?

Circumstances will never be perfect for you to try being an entrepreneur. If you really believe, try it now. Work very hard and hope for the best.

Knowing what you know now, what would you change or do differently when starting a business?

I would have researched more and gained more intelligence in my field before publicly launching.

How do you define success?

I define success as consistently achieving your measurable and realistic goals.


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