Dr. Chris Lauria is interviewed the Roanoke Regional Entrepreneur Center Opening

Brett Sharp of WSLC 94.9 Star Country is interviewed at the Roanoke Regional Entrepreneur Center

Chris Morrill, Roanoke City Manager, is Interviewed at Entrepreneur Opening

Chris Head of HomeInstead Roanoke and Lynchburg is interviewed at the Grand Opening of the Entrepreneur Center

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2010 Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce Small Business Awards

We conducted interviews with the nominees who are all outstanding business leaders in their category here in the region.

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When you Start With Why everything else will fall into place

Start With Why was recommended to me twice in two days which is usually my cue to buy it and read it right away.  It brought clear some concepts I have been working on for over a year and a half.  If you own a business you probably started with a WHY that was really powerful for you.  Your WHY could have been to help a certain group of people that you thought were being underserved in the marketplace.  Maybe your WHY had everything to do with a passion you had to improve people’s lives through what you offered or were going to teach people.  Whatever your WHY, it was clear to me that we all, in the day to day grind of running a business, forget our WHY’s sometimes and it’s important to not only be clear about them, but to also remind ourselves of them consistently.  Your WHY is the one gift you’ve been given and will share with your customers and employees.  Your WHY is the reason you opened your business in the first place.  Your WHY will make every decision you have to make easier.  It is your filter for what won’t work for your business.

Remember, embrace, and let your WHY steer you towards the level of success you want to achieve.

A couple of cools dudes tell restaurants how to make it work with digital marketing

It was cool getting to know Eric Greenspan and Chris Foley at the Convergence 2010 Conference in California last week. I grabbed them at the very end and ask them to give small business owners some practical advice on how to make their marketing work. Eric and Chris run Make It Work and are launching their internet radio show in the fall by the same name. It’s worth the few of this one. 
Eric Greenspan and Chris Foley of www.makeitwork.com

Internet Marketing Pioneer, Jeffrey Eisenberg, explains what makes small business owners successful

Jeffrey Eisenberg explains, in real, raw, talk, what he thinks makes a small business successful. Jeffrey Eisenbergy is a two-time New York Times best selling author and Internet Marketing pioneer.

Jeffrey Eisenberg:

Teleclass was excellent!

I’m leading a team of three employees who write our content for our  
social media marketing and now I have a concrete outline for directing  
them, editing their work and the best part, the reasons WHY to do it  
this way.

I took five pages of notes during your 25 minutes of speaking.  It  
will be incredibly helpful in the long term for us.  Thank you for  
hosting such a valuable session, Brian!

Kimberly
Wine Gourmet