Tony Haile, ChartBeat: 27 Million And Counting

12/20/2010 05:47 pm ET | Updated Jul 28, 2011
  • Lauren Drell The Huffington Post/AOL Small Business

Starting your own business is a noble -- not to mention exciting, rewarding and often crazy -- undertaking. The experience is an adventure, to say the least, and no two entrepreneurial paths are exactly the same, whether they result in fame and fortune or just a few hard knocks.

There are an estimated 27 million small businesses in the United States. And 27 Million and Counting is our attempt to capture as many of these unique, only-in-America success stories as we can. The premise is simple -- we give entrepreneurs 60 seconds to share their stories, in their own words. We hope they will inspire, inform and maybe make you laugh. This is Tony's story.

Name: Tony Haile
Company: ChartBeat
Location: New York
Fun Fact: Tony spent more than three years with Katabatic Expeditions, where he brought social media to the world of adventure on expeditions to the North Pole and Siberia.


The original version of this article appeared on AOL Small Business on 12/20/10.