Archive for the ‘Entrepreneurship’ Category

Recently, I had the pleasure of meeting Jeff Davis…one entrepreneur who is truly on fire! Jeff has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Savannah College of Art and Design with a focus on visual presentations. He obtained his Masters Degree in medical illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology with his masters thesis focused specifically on medical illustration […]


One of the coolest events ever here in Jacksonville! About One Spark One Spark, Inc. is a non-profit committed to fostering environments of innovation by being a catalyst to grow creative communities. The One Spark signature event is attracting artists, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world to Jacksonville. The event is an interactive experience that […]


Since 1995, small businesses have generated 64 percent of new jobs, and paid 44 percent of the total United States private payroll, according to the SBA. http://smallbusiness.chron.com/important-small-businesses-local-economies-5251.html So…Why aren’t we spending time teaching entrepreneurship in schools? Here are some thoughts from a former law enforcement investigator and commander, now an independent business owner… The lack of […]


  J.D. Roumeliotis affluenceMARKETING Montreal, QC Canada T: +1.514.715.7785 F: +1.514.695.5659 Email: jdrazure@gmail.com TWITTER: @jdroumeliotis PROFILES: http://about.me/jdroumeliotis  http://ca.linkedin.com/in/jdroumeliotis James and I have been friends  for the past couple of years…He recently wrote & published his new book… “Entrepreneurial Essentials: Unconventional Business Wisdom and Bold Tactics” See details @A book about implementing refreshing business strategies in […]


  Do you have entrepreneurship running in your veins? Check out  what other LinkedIn members are saying after taking  this test to see if you have running your own business in your blood @ http://www.success.com/articles/581-entrepreneurship-quiz   Here’s a preview of the questions…   1. Are you a self-starter? Yes, I like to think up ideas and implement them. […]


Jonathan Ross http://www.linkedin.com/in/blackrockconsulting  Jonathan and I recently connected on LinkedIn…he’s a powerhouse of creative ideas and strategies to help us all… Check out his website @ http://www.blackrockconsult.com/ In this posting, Jonathan responds to a discussion and article I posted on Lesley Bowers @ http://money.cnn.com/2011/08/05/pf/pet_shop_entrepreneur.moneymag/index.htm   Starting a business, in the best of economic times, is […]


  Sales are cyclic & seasonal, too…Just like people! Just because it’s summer- don’t stop beating your drum! Many in your industry have resigned to accept the perceived slump in summer sales and aren’t out there employing innovative strategies to maintain their momentum. Here are 5 simple, yet effective strategies to ride the wave to catch […]


Recently, I asked this question in my LinkedIn Discussion Groups, “In what ways do you treat your customers and prospects that really separates yourself from your competition” Here are some responses that may help with your own competitive strategies  Kirk Harney • I have developed myself into a compulsive proofreader, and I check every job all the […]


Charles Dickens said, …”Electric communication will never be a substitute for the face of someone who with their soul encourages another person to be brave and true.” Thanks to Lisa Gufford and her Crexent Center team for making our LinkedIn Live celebration a networking success! Here are some cool people I met- Charles Armstrong/New England Financial- we swapped […]


Here’s a question I asked in one of my LinkedIn groups…If you were to teach a class called “Speaking Success 101”- what is the most important thing you would like your students to learn from you? Feel free to add your thoughts and read through the comments as I begin to post a total of 91 […]