Clarity offers entrepreneurs some serious mentorship
Have you ever wished you could summon an experienced startup genie that could provide personalized advice to help you make better decisions and grow your business? We have yet to uncover any magic lamps, but the next best thing might be Clarity, a website and mobile iOS app where entrepreneurs can schedule pay-per-minute conference calls with top business advisors and industry experts from around the world.
More than 40,000 mentors at your fingertips
Clarity has a database of more than 40,000 entrepreneurs with a variety of expertise, including dozens of coaches and mentors who want to share their knowledge to help your business flourish.
Free to join
It is free to join Clarity and browse its community of experts. You can search by category and peruse experts’ profile to learn more about their areas of expertise and find the person who best fits your needs. Clarity’s experts have a wide range of entrepreneurial experience topublic speaking to marketing and beyond.
Pick your price
The per-minute rate to speak with Clarity’s experts depends on the person’s experience and reputation. Prices range from $1 per minute for someone you have never heard of, to $166.67 per minute to speak with Mark Cuban. At the time of this writing, the most expensive consultant cost $16.67 per minute.
Become an expert
Clarity is also looking to expand its community of experts. If you are interested in earning money by using your own business experience to advise others, you can apply online to be added to Clarity’s community of experts.
Easy scheduling, easy success
The process for requesting a phone meeting is simple, with all scheduling and payments conducted in-app. The expert has 72 hours to accept your request, at which time you receive a conference line and access number to dial at your scheduled time. Up to nine members of your team can call into the meeting.
In the “Success Stories” section of Clarity’s website, Michael Geneles and Alex Gopshtein, co-founders of a marketing and prospecting platform called Pitchbox, said Clarity helped them expand their resources beyond the reach of their own professional networks.
Broaden your horizons
“You end up going back to your existing network, where you may not find what you need. Clarity solved that problem for us. It gets us new insights and expertise. It’s easy to search for the right person, and you can get instant answers. Plus, the consultants are rated by users, so you know you’re talking to a high-caliber expert,” Geneles and Gopshtein said.
Live Q&A subscription
Members can also subscribe to Clarity Live, where experts conduct live Q&A sessions on a variety of startup-related topics. At the time of this writing, the introductory price for Live is $97 per month for access to six live events per month and unlimited access to past recordings.