May 2012

Take Our Survey! Started a Business? Or Thinking of Starting One? We Want to Hear from You!

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 by Nick Ortner and Carlos Sanchez-Fuentes

Moving forward, one area of focus for the Entrepreneurial Actuaries Section and The Independent Consultant newsletter is to assist current and would-be entrepreneurial actuaries in starting a business. To that end via the survey accompanying the newsletter, we are (anonymously) seeking input from business creators on the business-starting process to help guide your fellow entrepreneurs.

Please click here to take the electronic survey.

A future 2012 issue of our newsletter will synthesize, summarize and highlight the important ideas that come from the responses and feedback provided in the survey. We look forward to hearing from you and appreciate you taking the time to complete this short survey and lending your insight into starting a business.

Should the survey questions not quite capture what you may also be interested in sharing regarding the business creation process, questions, responses and feedback may also be directed to either of us for incorporation into the future aforementioned analysis of survey results. We look forward to hearing from you!

Nick Ortner, FSA, MAAA, is product development manager – Group Markets for National Guardian Life Insurance Company in Madison, Wis. He may be reached at or 608.443.5280.

Carlos Sanchez-Fuentes, FSA, MBA, MS, is vice president and chief actuary at Delta Dental of Rhode Island. He may be reached at