You know this child. The neighbor’s daughter or son selling lemonade on the corner during a hot summer day. A daughter who charges siblings interest to borrow money or loan them possessions. The budding artist who sells her artwork to friends at school. Meet the next generation of entrepreneurs―who may very well change the world as we know it.
The rate of startup growth has increased quite meaningfully in the last year. Reports indicate entrepreneurship is alive and well across the United States, with regions of start-up innovation emerging across the country at an increasing rate. There are a growing number of success stories that debunk the myths that you have to live in Silicon Valley or have to be…well…“old” to sow your entrepreneurial oats with success.
Where there was once a lack of resources to educate and promote entrepreneurship among young people several years ago, a strong passionate community has quickly arisen to embrace, mentor and fund our next-gen entrepreneurs.
This week in In Process (Trusted Counsel's bi-weekly podcast show), we speak with Monica Lage, executive director at Break into Business, a non-profit organization dedicated to training entrepreneurs age 9-17; and Professor Richard Linowes, management educator at American University in Washington, D.C.
During the course of the podcast “Children Who Mean Business: Developing Next-Gen Entrepreneurs,” parents, investors and business mentors will learn:
Stream the conversation with Monica and Richard in the player below to learn how to best foster entrepreneurship in young people. You can also subscribe to In Process on iTunes to receive this episode as well as future updates from the show on your smartphone.
The real key to growing more venture opportunities is getting more at bats. A little more than 10 years ago, the majority of the most “solid deals” were generally confined to the West Coast. Think Silicon Valley. However, as that investment marketplace continued to grow more and more competitive with each passing day, venture capitalists started to turn their attention to second-tier innovation cities. But that doesn’t mean they’re second-class citizens. These cities are building world-class companies.
Within the last decade, the Southeast as a whole has seen a maturation within its start-up ecosystem. Investments in seed- and traction-stage companies are flowing, and there appears to be a clear focus on building the necessary infrastructure to support funding to grow global enterprises.
For example, in a city like Atlanta, your batting average as an investor is going to be higher, but maybe the magnitude of your wins is not going to be as large. However, if the region’s growth and investment opportunities continue on the same upward trajectory, the home runs will quickly begin to tally.
This week in In Process (Trusted Counsel's bi-weekly podcast show), Mark Buffington, CEO at BIP Capital, one of the premier investment firms in the Southeastern United States, discusses:
Stream the conversation with Mark in the player below to learn about entrepreneurial growth and future investment opportunities not only in Atlanta but also throughout the Southeast. You can also subscribe to In Process on iTunes to receive this episode as well as future updates from the show on your smartphone. Did you enjoy this episode? Please give us a review and share with one or two people. We appreciate it!
Is your new work normal disruptive, and noisy? With the advent of instant messaging platforms, text messages, plus the social media channels that pull us in - it’s no wonder we struggle to stay focused at work. So, if this is your new work normal and you are nodding your head, this is the podcast for you to listen to.
This week on In Process: Conversations about Business in the 21st Century, hosts Evelyn Ashley and John Monahon of Trusted Counsel revisit a previously aired podcast (May,2016). They were joined by Angela Buttimer and Dennis Buttimer, co-founders of the Atlanta Center for Mindfulness and Well-being to discuss adding a mindfulness practice into your daily routine to help your enhance you energy, focus and creativity. The couple works with companies, school programs and even hospitals and treatment centers to implement mindfulness and wellbeing practices through yoga and meditation. Everyone benefits from mindfulness practice – it’s not just for yogis anymore!
During the course of the podcast you will learn about:
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