RentBillow-Rent Almost Anything TO and FROM other people.
Tell us about your entrepreneurial product or service.
RentBillow (www.rentbillow.com) is an online person-to-person rental marketplace. We seek to create value for individuals by providing a platform through which they can rent their unused assets to other individuals. We also seek to create value for individuals that temporarily need assets and do not want to spend the money to purchase them outright.
What inspired you to launch your business idea?
I saw an opportunity to help stay-at-home parents generate extra income with minimal effort and without having to actively sell products to their friends and family.
I also wanted to provide a way for people to get extra cash out the “things” they already own without having to permanently let them go.
While Rentbillow.com was originally conceived to help stay-at-home parents, it quickly became evident that there are tons of people out there who have assets that can be put to use and generate extra income for their owners.
What problem does your business or organization solve?
RentBillow is just a great way to cash in on belongings that even though you might not frequently use, you love enough to not completely let go. It also is a place that allows people the ability to use other people’s great stuff even if they can’t afford to completely buy it.
What has been your biggest challenge as an entrepreneur and how are you working to overcome it?
I had many. But I would say, money. I believe the most common among entrepreneurs. I didn't look for any funding or loans to start this business. I used my full time job and creativity to find a way to build this company under a very limited budget.
Also, even though I am a US citizen, English is my second language and represented one of the biggest challenges on this journey. I had to learn and understand all the legal aspects required to start a business in this country.
Give us one word that people might use to describe you.
How has Project Eve helped you and/or your business?
Project Eve was one of the first pages I followed. Reading about other startups inspired me to overcome struggles and keep going. I knew I would be posting my startup here someday.
Give us an insider tip that relates to your industry or startup story.
People often tell me how they love the idea of RentBillow, but they are very cautious about entrusting their belongings to strangers. “What if they break it or steal it?”
I believe it is only natural to feel this way. Heck, I am the business owner and worry about putting my stuff for rent too. But just like learning to swim you don’t always just jump into the deepest side of the pool and wish for the best. You can start by renting small stuff that might be big stuff for others.
Company: RentBillow, LLC.
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