Gentlemen, Start Your Businesses

New business helps…new business.

Ever dream of starting your very own business? Enter Start Me Up, a company founded in April by 59-year-old Irvington resident Paul Lewis, which helps new businesses get up and running.

“People are afraid to start a new business,” says Lewis, who has a bachelor’s in management from MIT and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.“ We take the worry out by doing the work ourselves.”

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Services Lewis provides include finding office space; setting up bookkeeping; purchasing insurance; opening bank accounts; setting up computer, telephone, and fax networks; designing and marketing websites; and arranging the payroll process. Start Me Up charges anywhere from $2,000 to $10,000.

“Lewis set us up soup to nuts,” says Edward Merhige, who opened Resnick Search Group, a Manhattan-based financial-services recruiting company—thus far Lewis’s only client. “The best part is that it didn’t take as long as I thought it would. After we signed our lease, it took a couple of weeks to get everything together.”

For more information, call Lewis at (914) 674-6129 or visit

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