Lorne Zalesin

A self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur,” CEO Lorne Zalesin successfully launched five startup companies from the ground level up.

Under Zalesin’s leadership, MyInsuranceExpert.com was formed in November 2006. To date, the company has grown to more than 30 employees and is currently available in nine states. By the end of 2009, MyInsuranceExpert.com will employ 150 people and will be available in 40 states, possibly more.

Zalesin earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s in Business Administration from The University of Michigan.

He is also a graduate of the William Davidson Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) “Birthing of Giants,” an elite educational program focused on successful leadership practices and unique growth strategies for entrepreneurs.
Most recently, Zalesin served as CEO of Bloomfield Hills, MI-based residential builder Bruce Building Company from 2004-2007.

Zalesin is a licensed residential builder licensed residential real estate broker, and is licensed in life insurance and health insurance. He also is the Chairman of the University of Michigan Hillel Board of Trustees.

Starting your own business can be a tricky process if there is no road map given. When people open their own business there will be mistakes along the way and you will learn what to do and not to do in the process. If you are going to be starting off a business on your own there are a couple of things to keep in mind.

Here are a few pointers that entrepreneurs should consider when starting their own business.

  1. Try to save money on your office equipment for an example, buying used computers that have software already loaded for a reduced amount of money.
  2. Save money on all of your insurance needs by shopping around and use the internet to do research.
  3. When renting, look into shared office space and shared office equipment with others.
  4. Take advantage of VOIP phone systems that can make you accessible to your clients through email, voice mail or call forwarding.