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Zori Ivanova is a Brand and Innovation Strategist. She is the founder of Brand Perk and provides Branding and Marketing strategies to product-based entrepreneurs. You can read her Marketing blog at http://zornitsaivanova.com/blog/
Joanna Gaudoin is an image expert specialising in working with professional individuals and corporates. She lives in South West London and works predominantly in London and the South East. Find out more about her company Inside Out and how she can help you and your colleagues have stand out personal impact and greater business success. Call her for a no obligation conversation about how she can help you.
As a former in-house lawyer and member of the senior management team in a multi-national pharmaceutical company, Margaret understands that the role of contracts and contracts advisers is to facilitate business - not hinder it.
With the above in mind, Margaret aims to brings the benefits of an in-house contracts team to SMEs - the ability to create concise, pragmatic documents, written in plain English, within reasonable (and sometimes unreasonable!) timescales. Margaret focuses on the detail that matters. Accordingly, her contracts are designed to prevent costly misunderstandings and scope-creep - and hence increase the profitability of your organisation.
Lynn Oucharek is the Founder of O Vision Consulting. Over the past 18 years her focus has been on opening doors to creativity and innovation for individuals and organizations, inspiring people to do the "great work" they were meant to do. She has had the opportunity to work with a wide range of clients from the BC Lottery Corporation to the Lookout Homeless Society.
Lynn utilizes her degrees in Psychology, Marketing and Vision Coaching to connect the dots between your passions and talents in order to create new outcomes and direction. Her 15 years of experience working with an international creative agency, is at the core of what drives her love of creative thinking.
She speaks, facilitates, coaches and consults in business and education to activate amazing ideas and growth.
Joy Schoffler has spent her career launching high performing startupsâ??helping them raise capital and achieve growth through creative publicity strategies. Leverage PR works with the leaders of the crowdfunding industry, investment firms, and high potential startups. She has helped early-stage companies raise more than $20 million, make the Inc. 500 list, and secure Fortune 500 accounts. Joy developed the first of its kind publicity platform for crowdfunding and growth phase companiesâ??Enhance My Visibility, which will be available in early 2013. EMV will allow companies to leverage the power of publicity to increase investor dollars, close new accounts, and grow their businesses. Joy is the Chair of the Publicity Committee for the CFPA.
As a Certified Branding and Integrated Marketing Coach, Rob Wolfe has 2 basic professional passions:
1) Brand Management & Marketing Planning
2) Helping businesses succeed and achieve their goals by leading, advising, and partnering with entrepreneurs and small business owners to help them move forward with their strategic initiatives.
For several years, Rob has helped emerging entrepreneurs develop brand "footprints," identify target markets & positioning statements, analyze the competitive environment, and develop marketing plans and go-to-market strategies to help them get off the ground and achieve their short-term business objectives. He has provided this type of leadership advice to entrepreneurs in various industries, including aircraft leasing, special event planning, business advisory services, music studio recording/distribution, personal relationship coaching, and fitness center startup. He aims to support business growth by authoring articles on B2B client-focused issues to encourage the exchange of perspectives, stories, and opinions from success-driven people.
As a mentor and advisor to entrepreneurs at CONNECTED Brand Management & Marketing, Rob is stimulated by stirring ideas and solutions related to what you really want, need, and value as you push to move your business forward , and by what he cares about most, professionally - Brand Management and Marketing. He embraces the "aha" moment when discussing brand identity or brand positioning during a conversation with an entrepreneur; by touching on something you hadn't thought of or putting something in a different perspective for you makes him feel like what he's doing is making a difference for you and your business. Through the process of helping other people define, deeply understand, and build their business, Rob feels their motivation and watches the positive impact they are ultimately making in the business world.
Michael Porter helps educate small and medium size businesses on the ins and outs of credit card processing and helps them develop payment processing strategies to save them money and increase revenues. Michael is a graduate of Duke University and has a law degree and an MBA.
After practicing law for 5 years, Michael decided to enter the world of business and he helped develop a retail concept that was later sold to a NYSE listed company. He has owned a toy company, and has consulted with companies to grow their sales function. He is also a published novelist, having written the book "Light and Shadows" about the photography industry.
Genovia is the owner of Genwilva.com an administrative & marketing support consulting practice that helps entrepreneurs ditch the overwhelm and get time to engage more clients, make more money and enjoy the freedom lifestyle they desire with less effort. With a 10+ year background in business operations, Genovia is passionate about helping other entrepreneurs set up the right systems in their business that will support their vision and embrace delegation with ease so that they can enjoy more opportunities to leverage their expertise and enhance their business success.
Jean Hendricks is a Product Marketing Manager for a telecommunications company. During her career the majority of her assignments focused on International and Domestic marketing. Her current position is managing their small business website product. Her love of writing combined with her innate marketing ability provided the perfect match to successfully perform her role. Her desire was to gain knowledge about websites and become an expert in this ever-evolving field.
When her company launched a blog site, Jean immediately became engaged .She found this to be the perfect opportunity to connect with business owners and provide website assistance. Her mission is to share what she learns to help business owners manage their website and grow. She was a speaker for the Institute for Economic Empowerment of Women Peace through Business program presenting Website Best Practices to the audience. In addition to being an author for her company's blog, she has had several blogs published and featured on other partner sites including American Express and Score.
Brian Hack applies a variety of creative, technical, marketing and management skills drawn from more than 30 years experience in print and web production. Brian wrote a book titled Media Managed, Reputations Refined and published it on Amazon in 2011.
Subsequently, Brian started LMS MEDIA-Managed to help small business owners win more customers by attracting Smartphone shoppers using responsive web design and cross channel marketing strategies. Brian's relatively low cost, high value, stress free ways to grow small business helps clients engage in, and prosper from, mobile marketing today.
Karen enables with busy small business owners to prioritize their many opportunities so they can focus and get the right stuff done.
Accomplished both professionally and academically, Karen graduated from Temple University summa cum laude with a Bachelors of Business Administration in accounting. Her professional background includes roles as Assistant Controller for a large not-for-profit organization and as an Adjunct Professor with Villanova University. Karen is a gifted public speaker who has authored several books, including Grow Your People, Grow Your Business.
She launched her consulting business, Jett Excellence, in 2004 where she assists small business owners with brand identification, strategy creation, and mentoring. Karen is married to Thaddeus Jett, who owns and manages a small farm in Telford Pennsylvania - and provided her with the inspiration for both her book and Strategic Plan-tingTM workshops.
Franco De Bonis is a marketing professional with a unique view on the world of marketing and co-owner of The DG Group. Franco has worked in the field of sales and marketing promotion for over 20 years and was most recently the global marketing manager for Creative Labs, a world leader in personal digital entertainment. Franco's 'Sanity Marketing' philosophy peels back the layers on both traditional and online marketing to focus specifically on the ROI of an activity rather than branding and production of materials and also on available resources and budgets to achieve the ROI goals rather than on what 'should' be done.
As global economies have flat-lined, the world of digital marketing has accelerated and within this new era of marketing lie the solutions to many of the problems businesses face in expanding their revenue and customer base. Franco's passion is in exposing these new 21st century opportunities that can make a real difference to businesses of any size.
Rodney makes entrepreneurs money! With a 20+ year background as a photographer, artist, author, trainer and marketing mentor Rodney helps entrepreneurs generate more income with greater freedom and ease. He uses his keen insights to connect the dots and find income opportunities often hidden in plain sight, then constructs an action plan that gets results.
Rodney is his own best success story having turned his original blog content into a successful published book. He later used that book as the foundation to create two successful business training programs including: The Artists Cash Crash Course and Clarity Into Profits: How To Develop A Successful Online Presence. Currently he is publishing a new series of guides for the Amazon Kindle Platform, some titles reached #1 in less than 5 days
Paula Mottshaw is an accomplished communications and design professional with experience in marketing communications, print and web design, public relations, as well as content creation. Writing experience includes writing for printed publications and the web for professional audiences, as well as senior and general audiences. My strengths include an eye for detail, flexibility and a passion and excitement for my work. I love what I do and enjoy working with clients to help improve their business.
Jennifer Spivak is the Director of Marketing at Social Fulcrum, a results-driven word of mouth and social media marketing company. Jennifer spearheads marketing activities for Social Fulcrum, and manages the research, strategy, and implementation of all client campaigns. She loves coffee, wine, cats, and funny things on the Internet. Connect with Jennifer on Twitter and LinkedIn.
Jonathan Anstee runs a small design agency in Surrey, UK - Ansteecreative. His early background was in the national press spending 10 years working for the Independent newspaper, he went on to work for The Economist and other national newstand publications. More recently he has been working in commercial graphic design helping businesses be seen and remembered through clear, clever designs.
Chuck started and built seven successful businesses in 25 years both in the U.S. and internationally, and now uses his leadership experience to help business owners create success. His company, The Crankset Group, provides outcomebased mentoring and peer advisory for business owners worldwide in the U.S., Europe, Africa, and Australasia.
He is a regular convention speaker, magazine contributor, and non-profit board member. His recent book, "Making Money is Killing Your Business", was named #1 Business Book of the Year by the National Federation of Independent
Businesses (NFIB), the largest business owner association in America.
Recent speaking appearances include Kenya, DR Congo, Ireland, New Zealand, and across the US. 100+ times a year. Recent print and online appearances include Harvard Business Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, CNNMoney.com, NYTimes.com. He was recently cited in Dr. Stephen Covey's recent book, The 3rd Alternative.
Mahua Das is a coach and consultant in people management specialising in sustained productivity improvement. She worked in Human Resource Management (HRM) for fifteen years gaining hands-on professional experience in end-to-end employment life cycle in diverse industries such as media & publishing, textile, travel and tourism. This long and diverse journey covered both operational and strategic HRM in public, private and not-for-profit sectors, small, medium and large enterprises, domestic as well as global businesses. In the last three years she worked specifically in large change management projects initiated by mergers and acquisitions, managing their impacts on people.
Mahua is based in Sydney, Australia.
For more than 30 years, Marie Grigorian has worked with individuals, small businesses and corporations growing profitable companies. Her passion is teaching individuals and entrepreneurs to succeed in their lives and business.
Working with Marie, clients are challenged to grow in small and consistent increments, which lead very quickly to quantum growth. Together, she and her clients create sustainable, long-term development. Nothing thrills her more than when her clients succeed!
Marie is also an experienced and sought-after corporate speaker, who designs and facilitates team building sessions to attain highly functional teams and success systems to managers, department heads and high-level executives.
Robbie Rankin is one of the founders of Premium Animations, a company that specialises in producing web animations and web videos for start-ups and small and medium sized businesses.
Prior to starting Premium Animations I worked in numerous start-ups and also worked as a lawyer (don't judge me) and investment banker.
When I was a running my first start-up (the best roller coaster ride of my life) I saw first hand the impact having a video can have on your site as our conversion rate jumped by 55% overnight. So armed with this knowledge I decided to start a company that specialises in creating these type of videos for companies.
Mr. Bellinson has been working in information technology positions for 30 years. His diverse background has allowed him to gain intimate working knowledge in technical, marketing, sales and executive roles.
Most recently, Mr. Bellinson finds himself serving as President of a BPM related software start-up company called UnaPage that provides solutions based on Microsoft SharePoint. From 2008 to 2011 Bellinson worked with at risk businesses in Michigan through a State funded program which was administered by the University of Michigan.
Prior to working for the University of Michigan, Mr. Bellinson served as Vice President of an ERP software company, an independent business and IT consultant, as chief information officer of an automotive engineering services company and as founder and President of a systems integration firm that was a pioneer in Internet services marketplace.
Bellinson holds a degree in Communications with a Minor in Management from Oakland University in Rochester, MI and has a variety of technical certifications including APICS CPIM and CSCP
Rochelle Togo-Figa is a Sales Coach, Trainer, and Motivational Speaker with 20+ years in the corporate world as a top sales producer, and 17 years as a coach, trainer, and speaker. Her areas of coaching and training expertise are in speaking. Rochelle works with business owners, entrepreneurs, coaches, authors and professionals who are eager to attract more clients through learning to speak professionally. She teaches them how to speak with confidence and create speaking strategies that propel their business to the next level.
After surviving breast cancer, Rochelle turned her journey of recovery into a positive life-altering experience that transformed her life forever. Rochelle then left the corporate world to pursue her dreams of helping entrepreneurs follow their dreams and goals. She has coached and trained for a variety of Fortune 500 companies including American Express, Deutsche Bank, Merrill Lynch, Met Life, Philip Morris, Crain's Business Publications, American Media, Magazine Publishers Association, Hachette Filipacchi Magazines, Diversified Investment Advisors, CB Richard Ellis R.E., C.R. Bard, Union State Bank, Estee Lauder and more.
Geoff is the owner and technical director of Surety IT an IT Support and services provider based in Brisbane, Australia.
He has extensive experience in IT support and IT infrastructure having worked in the IT industry since 1995, where he has worked in medium to large organizations in both Australia and Europe.
Geoff has held the several IT management positions including for Nacco Materials Handling Ltd a globally based forklift manufacturing company. He has also had experience in technical support and IT management for the Ulster Bank and National Australia Bank throughout Europe.
Geoff is Microsoft Certified as well as Vmware, EMC and Cisco certified. His strengths are finding best-fit solutions for small and medium businesses particularly in the cloud computing and infrastructure side. His core strengths are his attention to detail and his planning. He is very passionate about providing the best service he can to his customers
Adrian Miller is President of Adrian Miller Sales Training, a leading business growth consultancy that she launched 25 years ago. Adrian is also an author and presenter at business conferences, and she is passionate about helping her clients enhance their business development and sales efforts and ultimately win more new business and revenues.
Tina L. Montez is a business advisor for the northern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) where she is responsible for generating innovative strategies designed to improve the economies of local communities.
A self-described serial entrepreneur, Ms. Montez owned a shipping company for nearly 9 years before selling it in 2010. She and her husband Kevin now own The Waterfront Café and KFS Photography.
Inheriting the spirit of community service she believes it to be inextricably linked to her success and self-fulfillment and is honored to serve on the board of the Suisun City Historic Waterfront Business Improvement District and the Advisory Committee of the Solano County Office of Education Career Technical Education. Past service included participation on the state of California Notary Public Expert Panel. She annually judges the San Francisco Virtual Enterprise Trade Fair and is a Co-Author of the uplifting book series, CONTAGIOUS OPTIMISM!
Prior to becoming an entrepreneur Ms. Montez had a successful career in the media at a number of Fortune 500 companies including Walt Disney and ABC networks.
Ms. Montez holds an MBA from Dominican University of California.
Kerry Grace started her working career in Sydney Australia in media and marketing industries. For many years she was satisfied (well, put up with) eternal deadlines, early starts and late finishes not to mention claustrophobic commutes. After a decade she ended her busy corporate life with a tree change to regional NSW, Australia.
In 2003 Kerry moved to a small coastal town in NSW with her husband and children in search of a more holistic lifestyle for her family. Soon after she established Evolve Network Australia which incorporated her business skills with her passion for change and social justice.
Today Evolve enables Kerry to connect with people across the globe and at the same time be a hands-on mum of three young children.
Please visit Evolve online for more information www.evolvenetwork.com.au
Stephanie Messier is the co-founder of HR à la carte, a bilingual human resources (HR) consulting business specializing in HR policies and practices that maximize performance, maintain compliance and minimize risk for growing small- to mid-size businesses.
Through her HR experience and partnership with clients, she has had exposure to HR best practices and dealt with hot issues that challenged her thinking on employment experience. Being an entrepreneur herself, she clearly understands the challenges businesses are facing every day. Therefore, she is able to use her experience to facilitate simple solutions for small- to mid-size organizations.
Stephanie holds a B.Sc. with University of Montreal in Human Resources and Labour Relations and a Diploma in Executive Coaching from Royal Road University. She trained with one of the best coaches and attended the most powerful leadership training programs at the renowned Jack Welsh GE Leadership center, Rothman School and Hautes Etudes Commerciales. She is also a Certified Human Resources Professional. Stephanie is bilingual (French and English).
Corina Sibley is Managing Director of HR à la carte, a bilingual human resources (HR) consulting business specializing in HR policies and practices that maximize performance, maintain compliance and minimize risk for growing small- to mid-size businesses. Prior to co-founding HR à la carte, Corina held several leadership roles in HR at Capgemini and GE, including leading the HR function in Canada for GE Money and NBC Universal. Corina has a unique blend of HR and Operational Leadership experience across industries ranging from financial, professional services, entertainment and IT to manufacturing, utilities and medical devices. She is recognized for her expertise in analyzing HR issues utilizing Six Sigma methodology, as well as creating and implementing workable, simple solutions.
A graduate of GE's prestigious Human Resources Leadership Program, Corina also holds an MBA degree from the Schulich School of Business, specializing in Organizational Behaviour and Industrial Relations and a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree from McMaster University. Corina is both a Certified Human Resources Professional, and a certified Six Sigma practitioner.
Prior to her career in HR, Corina spent six and a half years in the Canadian Army as a Logistics Officer, leaving the military with the rank of Lieutenant. She is functional in both French and Dutch.
Michael Trow is the owner of Michael Trow Enterprises LLC where he helps small businesses increase sales. He has lived in four continents, done business all over the world and is a coach in training for the hugely popular and successful Book Yourself Solid system. More than anything he likes to help people and self-proclaimed dog lover and wine appreciator. More can be seen on his website at www.michaeltrow.com where you can download a free copy of his e-book "9 Areas You MUST Address To Increase Sales".
My passion is to help small business owners grow their businesses into meaningful and prosperous enterprises and have a great life at the same time. I do this by combining my business and marketing background, my coaching skills, as well as my own personal experience. I'm curious by nature and love to discover new information which makes me a valuable resource to my clients. Connecting people is another passion I bring to my clients and network. My clients tell me that I inspire and motivate them and give them practical advice on how to move forward with their businesses.
Be sure to grab a copy of my Free Special Report, 7 Steps to Attract More Clients in Less Time at my website.
Stephanie Ward is an American citizen (an 'Okie') who has lived in the Netherlands since 1999. Before starting her business in 2002, she worked in the corporate arena in business development, sales, marketing, management and consulting.
Steve is Co-Founder and CEO of Reshift Media Inc., a Toronto-based digital marketing company that works with businesses and their advertising agencies to develop, implement and manage social, search and mobile strategies that complement existing media campaigns.
Steve has over a decade of digital marketing experience and has earned a reputation for being on top of emerging trends in social, search and mobile solutions. Prior to becoming Co-Founder of Reshift Media, he led many strategic initiatives and managed large teams of professionals in some of Canada's leading companies to bring numerous digital products and innovations to market.
His most recent role prior to Reshift Media was Senior Vice President, Digital Media Strategy and Product Development with Postmedia Network Inc., one of Canada's largest publishers. During his time in the news and entertainment industry, Steve worked in digital, broadcast and newspapers in increasingly senior roles. Prior to entering media Steve was a Merchant Banker and a Controller in two of Canada's largest financial institutions.
Anne M. Bachrach is known as The Accountability Coach™ and The Results Accelerator™. Small business owners and entrepreneurs who utilize Anne's programs and services work less, make more money, and have a more balanced and successful life. Anne is the author of the book, Excuses Don't Count; Results Rule!, and Live Life with No Regrets; How the Choices We Make Impact Our Lives, and Work Life Balance Emergency Kit, and she is the co-author in Road Map to Success with Stephen Covey and Ken Blanchard. Get 3 FREE gifts
Maureen McCabe is a Small Business & Start-up Marketing Specialist at her own compact marketing company, McCabe Marketing. Her natural strengths are strategy - understanding your business to develop an action plan, project management, and hands-on tactical execution.
Maureen launched her career at IBM, where she was quickly recognized for a unique creativity and consistent ability to generate results. North American leadership roles included the small and e-business divisions. In 1999, she conceived the concept, negotiated, and executed a payper-click pilot (vs. impressions) with Yahoo. Maureen launched IBM on eBay.
Her clients are important to her - not just because they pay the bills (which she is grateful) - but because they are a great sounding board. Marketing is about understanding your customer and prospects - what they want and need. Maureen regularly asks her clients - "Do you ask your customers for help or input?" You'd be surprised how much you can learn.
Alvaro Peralta worked in the restaurant industry for over 25 years of which he spent seventeen as an owner/operator. He started to study coaching in 2005 and over the years has continued the studies in coaching, mentoring and facilitation. As the District Manager for the CFIB he worked in many of the Vancouver Lower Mainland municipalities face to face with small business owners educating and advocating on issues of legislation and regulation at all levels of government. It has been this personal and professional experience that has led him to concentrate on working with issues that arise around business succession.
As an avid community builder, Alvaro has been working with volunteer organizations for over ten years. These include the Lower Lonsdale Business Association, Canada Youth Business Foundation, Cool North Shore, the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and Sawa World. His community work has been recognized by the Better Business Bureau with the Torch Award for Advancing Market Place Trust and the North Shore Neighbourhood House Heart of Gold Award.
Alvaro lives in North Vancouver, BC with his wife and son. His daughter is living in his country of origin, Chile. He enjoys hiking on a regular basis on the beautiful North Shore trails, practices Shotokan Karate and loves to sing and play guitar.
Susan Rich is the get-you-noticed-now word-craft and marketing coach. She helps clients harness their personal brilliance so they grab attention, drive action, and get results.
Susan has a journalism degree and more than 20 years of experience in print, PR, and marketing.
She is most known for her groundbreaking book in today's tough job market: Write it Rich! How to Write a Kick-Butt Resume Cover Letter. Other books include: Tips for Reluctant Writers, 9 Reasons Why I Hate Your Website (and dozens of ways you can fix it) and her latest book: Your One Sheet Package, Everything You Need to Market Yourself as a Sought After Public Speaker.
Susan is also the host of internet radio's daily talk show: Susan Rich Talks. Her program airs 9 am PT/Noon ET, weekdays on All Women's Radio
Mike Moyer is the author of Slicing Pie, a book about dividing up equity in early-stage companies. He is an entrepreneur who has started a number of companies including Bananagraphics, a product development and merchandising company, Moondog, an outdoor clothing manufacturing company; Vicarious Communication, Inc, a marketing technology company for the medical industry; Cappex.com, a site that helps students find the right college; College Peas, LLC which provides publications and consulting on college admissions; and Trade Show Samurai, LLC a company that teaches trade show exhibitors how to capture lots and lots of leads.
In addition to his experience as an entrepreneur he has held a number of senior-level marketing positions with companies that sell everything from vacuum cleaners to financial data services to motor home chassis to luxury wine. He has taught entrepreneurship at both Northwestern University and the University of Chicago. Mike is the also the author of How to Make Colleges Want You, College Peas and Trade Show Samurai .
He has an MS in integrated marketing from Northwestern University and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He lives in Lake Forest, Illinois with his wife, two kids and the Lizard of Oz.
Rick Itzkowich, "Rick I The LinkedIn Guy" is a genuine people connector. He bridges the two worlds of face-to-face networking and online networking. He understands and practices networking like few others do. As a successful entrepreneur, Rick creates turnkey products that meet today's demand for tools to increase your business.
Rick serves as a subject-matter LinkedIn expert resource for both online and offline marketing communications, such as MO.com and Focus.com. He also serves on ExpertMarketeer.com's advisory board.
In 2010 Rick earned the Best Speaker Award at the "You Learn Twit Face" International social media conference in Dubia. As a sought-after speaker, Rick presents to a diverse group of sales, networking and professional organizations. He recently completed 17 events across Europe and Asia including London, Dubai and India.
Zulfiqar Deo, specialises in the SME sector. He has over 15 years of experience in the SME sector. He works with pre starts to International Medium Sized Companies. His work on Business Strategy and SME's was recently published in the Asia Pacific Journal for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - a Post-Doctoral Business Research Journal. His book MBA for Startups is available in numerous languages.
He also has an MBA in International Business Management and is a qualified Enterprise Mentor. He is a member of EMCC and IOEE. He set up the London Chapter of Entrepreneur Commons and organises the Business Mentoring Meetup Group in London to help New and Small Businesses gain access to much needed skills and expertise for free.
Ayeesha Kanji is an HR Professional with a special emphasis on Organizing, Planning and Adult Learning. Her education ranges from USA, Canada and England; industry background includes Automotive, Non-For-Profit, Consulting, Entertainment, The Big Four and Education.
Ayeesha is a founder of ASK.Solutions, which provides professional and diversified services to meet your lifestyle and human resource needs through the values of positive energy, diversity and organizational effectiveness.
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*HR Consulting, Recruitment, Administrative Consulting, Organizational Effectiveness and Communications*
Besides her social profiles below, Ayeesha can also be found on Pinterest
Herb Lawrence, Center Director Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center
Herb has been working with entrepreneurs and small businesses for over 20 years to help them successfully launch and sustain their dreams. Herb is retired U.S. Army, 20 years leadership and management experience. 10 years' experience in academics and two year college administration.
For last 16 years Herb has served as Center Director for Arkansas State University Small Business and Technology Development Center providing consulting, training and research assistance to a variety of startup and small businesses throughout Northeast and North Central Arkansas.
Market Research, Finance and Budgeting, Financial Analysis, Loan Packaging and work with military veteran owned businesses
Herb can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our various social media networks
With a unique blend of 30+ years of Marketing experience combined with hands-on technology training and development, Linda Gross has exceptional strength in understanding client needs and delivering polished and professional solutions for those needs.
As a Communication Specialist, Linda works passionately with entrepreneurs and professionals to create presentations that connect strongly with their audience. By teaching clear communication coupled with storytelling strategies and visual imagery, she takes her clients step-by-step through the process of translating their ideas into messages that engage, inspire and motivate audiences into action.
Equipped with a deep background of study in Human Psychology, Behaviour Change and Emotional Intelligence, she is recognized and highly regarded for her ability to facilitate workshops, seminars, and develop dynamic learning environments.
Linda can be reached at Impact Communications
Tom Treanor, President of Right Mix Marketing has been published in top blogs such as Copyblogger, Problogger, Basic Blog Tips, Technorati, DeniseWakeman.com and Famous Bloggers. In addition, the Right Mix Marketing blog is featured as one of the leading blogs by AllTop.com. Tom teaches about Social Media at San Francisco State University. Find out more about Tom at Right Mix Marketing
Miriam is the Chief Creative Officer and co-founder of 3H Communications Inc., an advertising, branding, and interactive agency based in Oakville, Ontario and the first advertising agency in North America to earn ISO 9001 Certification.
Prior to launching 3H Communications, Miriam held senior marketing positions entailing strategic marketing planning, product/brand management, retail marketing, communications and advertising. She has consulted for national accounts in the service, technology, pharmaceutical, cosmetic and food industries. With more than 25 years of strategic and creative direction at the corporate, category and brand levels in multi-platform arenas, Miriam's experience has enabled her to bring together strategic business savvy with an all-encompassing creative vision to product and service marketing, which she shares here, in her many posts. Miriam's own brand of marketing experience and expertise is the basis of Marketing Understood, this first in a series of ebooks. For more insightful blog posts from Miriam and the 3H Communications team, visit 3Hhoopla!
Greg Weatherdon is a serial entrepreneur and currently President of MRG Media Inc. Having started and grown several companies, he has encountered many trials and tribulations facing the small business owner. From these learned lessons, Greg offers his audiences and clients practical, actionable ideas to improve their organizations, he teaches entrepreneurs what they must do to not only survive, but to go beyond and thrive.
Greg regularly writes for major industry trade magazines and association newsletters. He is an advisor to various business organizations and has been nominated for the prestigious Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.
Greg blogs regularly on business topics at gregweatherdon.com
Ken Cowman is an accomplished management consultant with 11 years of operations management experience and over 28 years of consulting experience. Ken has helped numerous businesses, large and small, with both one to one consulting and through his educational seminars.
Ken helps companies grow to the next level, by developing and helping implement plans to reduce business cycle time, unnecessary costs and the potential to disappoint your customers. He also assists by helping entrepreneurs develop leadership skills to become more effective business drivers.
His company, Emercomm Business Consultants, helps business implement lean process management throughout all areas of their customer's organization.
Marketing expert with a special emphasis on video and content marketing. 25-year veteran of television news and marketing worlds. Former Good Morning, America producer and Director of Client Service for a national experiential marketing firm - clients included Discovery Channel and Kraft Food. Founder of MJTVGirl's Constant Client Stream Guide (found at MJTVGirl and @MJTVGirl on Twitter).
Website design has been my passion for years as it allows me to apply my love for art and design in a practical fashion and my artistic background is well reflected in my website designs.
I enjoy working with my clients and create their face on the electronic media. I'm passionate about my work and as my clients would testify, I approach each website is if it's my own.
Also available :
Logos and Newsletters design
Website tune up
Domain and hosting registration
Sarit can also be reached at: Lotem Website Design
Behdad Barati is well seasoned business and systems analyst, Behdad has been working in the technology industry for close to 20 years, helping businesses to successfully shift to the online world and make the most out of their online presence. He is specialized in the design and architecture of in-house and integrated web analytics systems, as well as the development of digital analytics process model within organizations.
His company, Cyberlitix Technologies, provides web and digital analytics consulting services to online businesses by identifying their success areas, establishing an analytics measurement system, moving to data-driven business models, and creating a successful digital analytics experience. Behdad is also the founder and organizer of Web Analytics Champs, an active analytics community in Vancouver and Victoria, Canada.
During his spare time, he photographs, authors, tutors, blogs, speaks at different events, helps Canadian newcomers adapt with their new environment and find a job in their field of expertise.
Stephen's background is in developing web applications and software for over 12 years. Recently, he was the technical lead for a marketing agency that is a Google Certified Partner and specializes in Conversion Optimization. During that time, he lead the deployment of over 100 optimization tests for small to enterprise sized companies covering many market segments such as: lead generation, niche products, travel, hotel bookings, online legal forms, education, car bookings, car listings, car parts, online surveys, equity investments, games, fitness, furniture, webinar software, accounting software, outsourcing, and e-commerce stores in general.
Stephen can be reached at http://stellasoft.net
I am an experienced business consultant, with a background in business and technology. I help entrepreneurs grow their companies by using technology as a business tool and by developing practical solutions to improve their profitability.
I gained my experience at venture funded start-ups, established SMEs and Fortune 500 companies across North America, Asia and Europe.
I have earned a Master of Science degree from the University of Nottingham (UK) in Entrepreneurship, Science & Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the California State University, Sacramento (USA).