Hello.

I’m Mark Aardsma. As an entrepreneur I launched and led two companies to the multi-million-dollar level. Now I invest, write, speak, and coach others who launch and lead.

Entrepreneurship

At age 24 I started a software business in my basement. At 26 I started acoustic panel manufacturer ATS Acoustics. At 28 I started nationwide lens, video, and projector rental business ATS Rentals. I’m a serial entrepreneur and I don’t think I’ve shaken that bug yet.

Investment

I am actively seeking business acquisition opportunities, as well as opportunities to invest in select startups. If you know of or are leading a great opportunity, please contact me. I’m a member of the Urbana-Champaign Angel Network, and I also do deals directly through my investment office.

Coaching

My businesses would have stalled and struggled without the coaching I received. I am deeply grateful for the opportunities I get to pay this forward as a business coach to others who are traveling a similar path.

Writing

I write once a week about leadership and business on my blog. I’m also writing a book on the investment principles that guide my time and money decisions.

Speaking

Ocassionally I speak at conferences or to local groups on leadership and entrepreneurship.

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