27 Million and Counting: Bartek Ringwelski and Brian Rothenberg, SkillSlate

Meet Bartek Ringwelski and Brian Rothenberg, the co-founders of SkillSlate, a New York-based directory that helps people find individual service providers such as handymen, tutors and dog walkers.

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Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the least, and no two entrepreneurial paths are exactly the same, whether they result in fame and fortune or just a few hard knocks.

There are an estimated 27 million small businesses in the United States. And 27 Million and Counting is our attempt to capture as many of these unique, only-in-America success stories as we can. The premise is simple -- we give entrepreneurs 60 seconds to share their stories, in their own words. We hope they will inspire, inform and maybe make you laugh. This is Bartek and Brian's story.

Name: Bartek Ringwelski and Brian Rothenberg
Company: SkillSlate
Location: New York
Website: www.skillslate.com
Fun Fact: SkillSlate boasts New York's most comprehensive directory of clowns.

Bartek Ringwelski and Brian Rothenberg, SkillSlate

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