9a. Legal and Ethical issues: Validating and Protecting An Idea
In this focus video, Brien Spina talks about practical things one can do to validate a business idea. He also shares a anecdote that illustrates the value of an entrepreneur validating an idea before becoming so invested that the entrepreneur has to commit to gain even minimal ROI.
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Capt. Brien Spina is a serial entrepreneur and restauranteur who moved to Florida the day after college graduation and started Satisfaction Guaranteed Fishing Charters in 1998 which soon became South Florida's largest fishing fleet. In July of 2001 he founded Captain Brien's Seafood and Roast Beef in Marco Island, Fl after purchasing a local pizzeria location; it was transformed in 30 days into a nautical New England Seafood Shack. The original Captain Brien's Seafood and Roast Beef was eventually converted into Captain Brien's Seafood and Raw Bar in 2005; at the same time he launched Off The Hook Comedy Club inside of Capt Brien's Seafood and Raw Bar new location. Off The Hook Comedy Club continues to host nationally touring comedians such as Drew Carey, Kevin Hart, Mike Epps, Louie Anderson, Pauly Shore, Jim Jefferies and many more. He considers start ups and new concepts as his lifeblood.