Cynthia K. McCahon
Founder and CEO, Enloop.com
Entrepreneur and author Cynthia K. McCahon founded Enloop.com to provide an easy way for anyone to automatically generate a customized business plan and financial forecasts for any business, for free. After years of providing business planning and development services for private clients, including founding SamplePlan.com, Cynthia became acutely aware that many entrepreneurs struggled to develop accurate business plans and saw the need for a free tool like Enloop. Cynthia holds an MBA from St. Mary’s College and is the author of the small business startup book ‘Plan, Finance and Start Your Company Right Now’. View posts by Cynthia McCahon.
Founder and Editor-in-Chief, MarketingZone.com
Derrith has worked directly for, or as a marketing consultant to, world-class brands including Apple, Adobe, Cisco, GlaxoSmithKline, Google, Harcourt Brace, HP, McDonalds, Microsoft and WebMD. She brings all her accumulated expertise and industry-insider knowledge to help small businesses with how to do marketing better, faster and less expensively. View posts by Derrith Lambka.
Tony consults in sales force effectiveness and process design for major corporations. His dynamic presentations and workshops challenge professionals to prioritize business focus, streamline productivity, and increase not only sales and profits, but also work-life balance. View posts by Tony Signorelli.
Chapter Chair & Business Mentor, SCORE Atlanta
Entrepreneur, Steve Bloom, started several business ventures in mortgage banking, real estate development and management, importing, sign manufacturing and business consulting. He graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in business and community analysis. He also completed graduate studies at Cleveland State University in business and economics. Steve has invested in several start-ups that provided opportunities in technology transfer, music video and merchant banking. Mr. Bloom has also been retained by owners to assist in “turning around” a factoring company and distressed real estate properties. He is currently the managing general partner for an apartment complex in Newark, N.J. and is a lecturer at Emory University’s Center for Life Long Learning. Steve is a frequent speaker for Chambers of Commerce, SCORE and the SBA and currently speaks to numerous community groups on: “Crisis or Opportunity, Are You Ready.”
Business Mentor, SCORE New Haven
Julie Brander has been a SCORE volunteer since 1997. She has 20 years of experience in business, starting a manufacturing, wholesale and retail jewelry company. After selling her business in 1996 she became a dedicated advocate for small business with vast experience and knowledge in helping entrepreneurs start and expand their business. As the chapter chair of SCORE New Haven, she facilitates and organizes the small business workshops, seminars and conferences. She has her MBA and teaches business basics to entrepreneurs on a college level. She founded a non-profit organization THIS CLOSE for Cancer Research with expertise in fund raising. She also has her Real Estate License and specializes in Investment and Commercial real estate. Listen to Julie’s podcast, Marketing Your Biz in a Weak Economy. View posts by Julie Brander.
Founder, Wicked Start
Bryan Janeczko has 15 years of financial and entrepreneurship experience. Moving from Wisconsin to New York City, Bryan has engaged in several business start-ups. Bryan co-founded Nu-Kitchen, an online food retailer, which was later, bought by Nutrisytem, a national weight-loss company. Bryan is an active board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization (EO) and StartOut. He is currently the founder and owner of Wicked Start, a subscription based service that helps manage the process of starting a business. Bryan is dedicated to the success of all small businesses and continues to work with business professionals so new businesses can start and succeed long term. View posts by Bryan Janeczko.
CEO, GrowBiz Media
Rieva Lesonsky is CEO of GrowBiz Media, a content and consulting company specializing in covering small businesses and entrepreneurship. Before co-founding GrowBiz Media, Lesonsky was Editorial Director of Entrepreneur Magazine. She has appeared on the Today Show, Good Morning America, CNN, Fox Business News, The Martha Stewart Show and Oprah. She can also regularly be seen on MSNBC’s Your Business. Lesonsky has written several books about small business and entrepreneurship, including the bestseller, Start Your Own Business. She is an editor-at-large at AllBusiness.com and contributes to The Huffington Post and numerous business web sites. She has also served on the Small Business Administration’s National Advisory Council for six years and was honored by the SBA as a Small Business Media Advocate and a Woman in Business Advocate. The Collegiate Entrepreneurs Organization honored her for helping drive “the entrepreneurial revolution in secondary education.” The ASBDC awarded her a “Champion of Small Business” award. In 2003 Lesonsky was inducted into the Business Journalism Hall of Fame. View more posts by Rieva.
Business Mentor, SCORE Richmond
Greg Magnus is a seasoned publisher and online marketing consultant with 20 plus years of consulting and entrepreneurial experience. After his successful launch, growth and sale of two print-media companies (Delaware Valley Computer User and Environment Newsmagazines), he focused his energies online. He currently serves as president of AIM Custom Mediawhere he develops results driven online marketing campaigns. As a counselor with SCORE Richmond, he helps budding entrepreneurs understand online marketing and provides advice on planning, website development, blogging, social networking and Web 2.0 elements to achieve greater business growth. Greg also serves the Mercedes-Benz Club of America Educational Foundation (NPO) as Secretary and the MBCA national board as a regional director. He manages several blogs and you can find him networking online at sites such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Plaxo, and Facebook. View posts by Greg Magnus.
President, RoadMap Marketing
Jeanne Rossomme, founder of RoadMap Marketing, uses her 20 years of marketing know-how to help small business owners reach their goals. She has an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Texas at Austin. She has published articles on marketing strategy and research in academic marketing journals and textbooks. Before becoming an entrepreneur, she held a variety of marketing positions with DuPont and General Electric in both the U.S. and Mexico. Jeanne loves to speak to audiences and regularly hosts workshops in English and Spanish. She also conducts live, online webinars for SCORE. Jeanne loves comments so please add your insights to her blogs posts. You can also contact her directly at Jeanne@RoadMapMarketing.com. View posts by Jeanne Rossomme.
Steven D. Strauss is one of the world’s leading entrepreneurship and small business experts. He is a lawyer, public speaker and author, speaking around the world about entrepreneurship, including at the United Nations. He has been seen on CNN, CNBC, The O’Reilly Factor, and is a regular guest on MSNBC’s Your Business. His latest book is titled, Small Business Bible, and his column, Ask an Expert, appears weekly on USATODAY.com. He is also a regular contributor to AOL Small Business and the American Express OPEN Forum. Steve provides a free newsletter, “Small Business Success Secrets!” and more on his web site, www.MrAllBiz.com. View posts by Steve Strauss.