Mentoring at Start-Up UConn: Many Great Lessons Learned

Posted on 30. Jan, 2012 by in Blog, community, connecticut, entrepreneurs, innovation, Recent Company News, technology

It was great going back to college, that is being a mentor to new ideas at Start Up UConn, a national program that encourages young and energetic entrepreneurs to create a new business model over a period of 54 hours. I had the pleasure of nurturing and coaching teams of entrepreneurs in creating mostly online […]

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White House calls Ira Yellen to discuss mentoring and internship to spur the economy

Posted on 22. Jan, 2012 by in Blog, business development, community, economic development, entrepreneurs

Your Ideas for Putting Americans Back to Work Back in November, for the latest installment of the White House’s Advise the Advisor series, Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Nancy-Ann DeParle asked Americans for their ideas for executive actions or steps that President Obama could take, without waiting for Congress to act, to help out middle class families and […]

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Elderly Consumer: Top Business Opportunity for 2012

Posted on 26. Dec, 2011 by in Blog, business development, core services, entrepreneurs, Health, Uncategorized

For over 20 year, my agency has been providing services to profit and nonprofit organizations who serve the aging, elderly, senior and/or third age populations. As Baby Boomers are reaching 65 and retirement age, they will demand more nontraditional healthcare services. As pointed out in the American Express article about the aging population and elderly consumers, […]

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Senior Care — Boomers fastest growing market

Posted on 19. Dec, 2011 by in Blog, business development, entrepreneurs, Health

Bridging the needs for aging Baby Boomers and their aging parents will be a challenge for caregivers who need to care for a loved one. Many caregivers will be looking for a home care aide on line. Watch this short video from American Express on the top 5 fastest growing franchises in the US as […]

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First Experience Communications Mentors Connecticut Innovations Startup

Posted on 15. Jul, 2011 by in Blog, economic development, entrepreneurs

Shizzlr, a model company for the Connecticut Startup Economy, is growing quickly and efficiently, thanks to a committed group of mentors, investors and advisors. We’ve been helping them build a marketing communications strategy, while our other colleagues are assisting them with legal, accounting and financing. Check out the update in the premiere issue of the […]

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Failure often leads to success

Posted on 23. Apr, 2011 by in Blog, business development, core competencies, entrepreneurs, innovation, our philosophy

Great article from The Economist “Fail often, fail well”. Do us all good to read. I know I have learned from failure by taking risks not aligned with my core business. Now I take calculated risks that relate to where I want the business to go — health, education and technology.

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The future of mobile investing

Posted on 19. Apr, 2011 by in angel investing, Blog, entrepreneurs, innovation, interactive, Recent Company News, technology

At the annual conference of the Angel Capital Association Annual Summit (April 4-6) in Cambridge, MA, experts in the field of angel and venture capital funding, and entrepreneurs and investors were sharing trends and investment ideas. One of the interesting sessions was in the  business to enterprise mobile,  aka location marketing. The session explored the future […]

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Women in Innovation Awards is a Winner

Posted on 01. Apr, 2011 by in award, Blog, connecticut, economic development, entrepreneurs, innovation, technology

This is one of the best CT events. The women honored at the yearly Connecticut Technology Council’s Women in Innovation are our unsung heros in science, math, computer science and most importantly as leaders and mentors to young women. I get tired of all the negative stuff. It was refreshing to see and hear what […]

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Mentoring our latest start-up — Shizzlr

Posted on 12. Mar, 2011 by in Blog, business development, entrepreneurs, innovation, technology

At our agency we take pride in helping support the marketing and public relations efforts of start-ups and entrepreneurs. Our latest mentoring effort is for a company call Shizzlr created- and headed- by Nicholas Jaensch and Keith Besette. It differs from larger social media sites by creating small, private networks of its users’ closest friends…like people […]

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Connecticut Innovations: A Decade of Investment

Posted on 27. Jan, 2010 by in Blog, connecticut, economic development, entrepreneurs

This post is primarily geared toward our clients, but any person thinking strategically about their business’s future in Connecticut should be aware of the role of Connecticut Innovations (CI). It’s a hybrid investment vehicle that is neither public, nor private. Since its creation in 1989, it has invested “$124.9 million” in “90 Connecticut companies”, including […]

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