Tuesday 20 January 2015

Lets Fly Entrepreneur & Philanthropist Matthew C. Martino speaks to CHC!

Matthew C. Martino is a British Entrepreneur & Philanthropist. At 22 years of age his current business portfolio includes Lets Fly Academy an aviation consultancy firm, MMD - Tech an app acquisition firm, Land investment holdings and his charitable foundation MMBF Trust. We held an interview with him to find out more about his current and future projects.

Tell us about your main project, Lets Fly Academy it has gone from strength to strength, what
Martin C. Martino
advice would 
you give an entrepreneur about promoting their website? What has been the single biggest impact on your business with marketing? 

Lets Fly Academy has done very well over the past few years, its an aviation consultancy firm and we have managed to build an impact through marketing. My biggest advice regarding marketing is that it doesn’t come cheap, I’ve invested a lot into marketing and not just having a team for it but also using PR companies. Marketing has allowed our business to reach more potential customers and clients worldwide and given us a good google standing.

You have multiple ventures, or multiple products, what has been the biggest challenge for you for you building your business? 

Yes indeed I have a few things I’m working on including MMD - Tech my app design firm and MMBF Trust my charitable trust and the biggest challenge is always trying to find which ones to prioritise. Sometimes I spend all week working on Lets Fly Academy and I realise that MMD - Tech hasn’t moved much, it’s a case of knowing how to manage all of that but I have assembled a great team and they assist me in driving the businesses forward.

Do you think that entrepreneurialism is something that is in your blood? Or is it something that can be learnt?

I think to some degree it’s something in your blood. I never thought I would be running my own business in high school but after high school I put my mind and heart into it and I’ve never looked back since. Being an entrepreneurcan be learnt however being a great entrepreneur will come from within.

If you could have given yourself a piece of knowledge or advice when you started what would that be? Which opportunities should you have followed; what pitfalls would you have avoided? 

Matthew in Lets Fly Academy's Commercial
I think one thing I have learnt over the years is the importance of a team. When I went through my early years ventures most of them didn’t materialise or didn’t work out as I tried to be the director, administrator, accountant, marketer, salesman and every role within the company. So what I found is that I ended up being burnt out and one the other hand I wasn’t making any progress as I couldn’t keep up with it all, no matter how hardworking and energetic you are as a businessperson you will always need a team behind you who support and bring ideas to the 

Can you tell us about any future projects you will be working on?

Currently my future goals are to work on growing MMD - Tech who primarily design and acquire apps as well as growing my international charity MMBF Trust to be able to reach more aspiring filmmakers and pilots. I’m also looking into investing in a few businesses particularly start ups. Angel investing is something I’ve been interested in for a while and I think the time is right.1. Tell us what you consider to be the most useful technique in the design/development process?

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