Allegra Muhammad, through her companies, "Nice and Neat Cleaning Service" and “Top Notch Property Management”, performs detailed cleaning, “move-in ready” cleaning, and de-cluttering services.
After attending college later in life and working as an assistant in a local dentist’s office, Dr. Evelyn Nelson followed her passion and ultimately became a clinical professor at New York University. Dr. Nelson is currently practicing dentistry in Plainfield, New Jersey.
Larry is President, Sports for Life! Inc., certified by the PTR, and has a degree of “Master of Tennis” in Junior Development as well as a certification in Adult Development at the Professional Level. He was the primary coach for numerous players who played college tennis. He has a strong background and commitment to working with 10 and under players. He believes there’s great potential in all players and seeks to motivate them to be the best they can be both on and off the court. Larry also serves on the USTA Eastern Board of Directors.
Jo Colontonio is executive business coach with Ignite Business Partners, whose mission is to build extraordinary leaders, teams, and organizations from the inside out. Ignite Business Partners supports leaders at all levels to drive individual and organizational excellence and achieve extraordinary results by partnering with each client using a customized approach, to explore possibilities and expand opportunities in every aspect of their work and their life..
Thomas Clark of Lasso Creative on Entrepreneur State of Mind TV.
Thomas is the founder/director of Lasso Creative which specializes in lead generation, digital marketing, social media marketing, content marketing, video production, and videography.
David Essel, MS, OM of David Essel Enterprises on Entrepreneur State of Mind TV.
David is a therapist who has helped clients from all over the world to learn how to deal with the stress of life: love, self-esteem, addiction, emotional confusion, finances, relationships, personal identity, career choices, attitude, the breaking of family cycles, codependency and more.
Jovan Hairston, Founder and Owner, Simply Kleen, LLC on Entrepreneur State of Mind TV. Jovan is a car enthusiast at heart, so his passion for detailing was a natural extension of his love of vehicles, old or new, looking their best inside and out!
Lori Alhadeff sits on the Broward County, Florida Board of Education and has started "Make Our Schools Safe" as a result of her daughter being a victim of the Parkland school shooting in 2018
Christina Renna is president & CEO at the Chamber of Commerce Southern New Jersey. CCSNJ is the region’s largest, most active, and influential business organization. Started in 1873 as the Camden Board of Trade, the organization and has grown to represent the seven counties of Southern New Jersey, Greater Philadelphia and Northern Delaware.
Jeanna Burgos is CEO, Dream Events by Jeannie, and Executive Assistant Manager to the President & CEO at IDB Bank of New York; author, “Unwavering Faith.”
Founded in 1989, the Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship supports, researches and promotes entrepreneurship with a special focus on family, veteran and urban businesses. Among our many programs are the Family Business Alliance, the national Veterans Launching Ventures (VLV) entrepreneurship course, Entrepreneur Zones and student case competitions.
William Franklin is with Equitunity, a domestic public charity incorporated under the laws of the state of New York. The term “Equitunity” is a composite word blending “equity” and “opportunity” for a definition of “justice together.” The Organization’s overarching activity is organizing for Cooperative Community Entrepreneurship via an action learning model delivered through an educational lab as a final project in a community college class. Equitunity's mission is to create and distribute equitable opportunities that subsequently lead to socio-economic justice for the most disadvantaged people in the most depressed communities in New York. Their vision is to become a hub of growing resources for the sake of elevating standard-of-living for low to moderate-income people. Equitunity's Intervention Model centralizes Cooperative Community Entrepreneurship (CCE) for job creation through local small business ownership.
Before starting the Runway of Dreams Foundation in 2014, Mindy Scheier spent 20 years working in fashion on the design team for the INC collection and as a stylist for Saks Fifth Avenue. Mindy was inspired to start Runway of Dreams after her son Oliver, who has Muscular Dystrophy, dreamed of wearing jeans like everyone else. After using her design skills to adapt a pair that met his needs and increased his confidence, she went on to conduct extensive research to develop modifications that would meet the needs of the largest minority in our world- people with disabilities. Following its launch, Runway of Dreams partnered with Tommy Hilfiger on the first mainstream adaptive clothing line for kids. Due to the overwhelming amount of requests Mindy received at Runway of Dreams from a multitude of brands and industries for connection to PWDs, in 2019, Mindy created Gamut Talent Management to represent people with disabilities and create a marketplace where businesses and industries can connect to this target audience.
Milton Corsey is the Director of Human Capital at AchieveNEXT which empowers individuals, teams, and enterprises to meet or exceed ambitious growth goals through a powerful combination of peer-to-peer learning, access to robust benchmarking data, and leading-edge human capital and strategic solutions. They help mid- and emerging market leaders, their teams and enterprises boost performance and realize their full potential. Their mission is to empower executives, teams, and enterprises to achieve their next level of growth through the combination of diverse peer advisory networks and talent management performance solutions to encourage a culture of inclusion.
Author of the #1 International Best-Selling book, “ESP, Easy Sales Process- 7 Steps to Sales Success”, Connie Whitman has been helping businesses build profitable client relationships, using sales skills that come from love, care, and respect for long-term revenue growth.
Bart Jackson is the quintessential curator of business guidance wrapped in a straightforward but humorous persona. Author, speaker, radio host, CEO of Prometheus Publishing, founder of the Prometheus Social Enterprise Awards, world traveler, environmentalist, literacy advocate, business humorist, winemaker, Princeton TV sponsor, Bart Jackson is founder of the Accomplished Professionals Breakfast, an active member of the New Jersey State and Princeton Regional Chambers of Commerce, the New Jersey Business and Industry Association and serves on the marketing committee of The Association for Corporate Growth.
A prolific author, Bart’s most recent titles include "CEO of Yourself", "The Art of the CEO", "Behind Every Successful Woman Is Herself", "So That’s How They Do It - Tactics of Business Masters", "Business Basics", "101 Best Business Quips – Take a Little Laughter to Work", "102 Best Business Quips" and "In the Words of My Wife’s Husband."
Matt Wells is the Director of NJSBDC Northwest NJ which operates within the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University in Madison, NJ. He assists prospective entrepreneurs, newly formed or established small businesses start, grow and expand their business. Small Business Development Centers (SBDC) are a vital national network that helps small businesses within their region by offering technical assistance and business consulting services at no cost in part through local, state and SBA funding partnerships.
Hugh O’Beirne is the founder of Hawthorne Ave. Strategies, a consulting firm focused on optimizing business outcomes and strategic goals for US and international cannabis operators. Prior to founding Hawthorne Ave. Strategies, Hugh served as the President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey Cannabis Industry Association (NJCIA). The NJCIA’s mission is to enhance the environment for the legal access to cannabis in New Jersey.
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Diane McElroy is CEO and Founder of High High, LLC, a consulting firm focused on the needs of new startups in the field. She is a well-respected cannabis professional who had split her time between the Apothecarium dispensaries and the grow facility in Boonton Township, NJ. Her role within the organization was to be a bridge between the community and the company, as well as liaison with various media outlets. Diana believes that education and open and honest conversations are the only way to remove the stigma and misinformation around cannabis so that qualified patients can find the right medication.
Working across our interconnected practice areas, Human Advantage provides strategic thinking, best and next practices, objective validation, functional expertise, and implementation support. The firm specializes in the fields of human resources evolution, inclusion and diversity and learning and development.
TrenLot, Inc., the creator of CrewBuilder, offers innovative solutions in the construction industry using innovations in data modeling that create advantages and reduce cost by automating accountability and profitability. They wield a team of professionals with years of experience in business, design, big data, development, integration, IoT, data acquisition, analysis, mathematics, and predictive modeling – and building smart platforms that scale.
Hunter Hastings is an economist by education, a marketer in his professional track, a venture capitalist in his current business life, an Individualist in philosophy, and a passionate supporter of entrepreneurship in whatever form he can practice it, support it and advance it.
Marie Espinoza, President/Partner of 4insite which is revolutionizing facilities management by providing real-time data to facilities managers via cloud-based software.
Kelly Brozyna, NJSBDC CEO & State Director. The New Jersey Small Business Development Centers (NJSBDC) network provides comprehensive assistance to small and medium businesses (SMBs) to maximize opportunities for growth and generate economic impact statewide.
R. Scott Livengood is a clinical assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship at the W. P. Carey School of Business’ Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at Arizona State University. He previously taught at the University of Texas at Austin as a lecturer of strategy and entrepreneurship and was the assistant director of the Herb Kelleher Center for Entrepreneurship, Growth, and Renewal. He also taught at Ohio State University’s Department of Management and Human Resources and at the University of Florida as an assistant professor of strategy and entrepreneurship. His areas of expertise include cognition, competition and entrepreneurship.
Chris Atkins, founder and CEO of the CAT Company and Co-Founder of Group of Nations, and Jennifer Latchman Atkins, co-founder of the CAT Company and Executive Vice President of Operations and Production, Group of Nations, were showcased on Entrepreneur State of Mind TV. Chris has helped over 2000 companies be seen as changemakers for the G7, G20, B20, W20 and APEC Summits.
For over two decades, the Group of Nations (aka, CAT Company Inc.) has built an unparalleled reputation for producing and distributing publications and events that bridge the gap between government policy and the global business community. Through their digital and print publications, state-of-the art mobile app for members, as well as events, they provide a platform for the private sector/industry and other stakeholders from the fields of media, non-profit sector, and civil society, to be part of the discussions and the solutions that policy leaders at these important gatherings have put forth in their agenda.
Bellaria Jimenez, President of MassMutual Tri State, is a Certified Financial Planner and Chartered Financial Consultant, and a member of GAMA, WIFS, FPA, and NAIFA. She has received several recognitions throughout her career, including the Hispanic Corporate Achiever of the Year, the Top 50 Businesswomen in New Jersey and the Prominent Woman Award.
Jackie is the president of ALEXENA Consulting, LLC, a certified Minority/Women Business Enterprise whose goal is to ensure the creation of the strongest, most knowledgeable and satisfied workforce possible. She served as the CEO of the Partnership for Community Health, Inc., a not-for-profit organization focused on the health and well-being of the residents and workers of New Jersey. She then joined Bergen Community College as the Project Director of a U.S. Department of Labor - Education and Training Administration grant, where she, in collaboration with Kessler Foundation, founded the MOSAIC Center for Disability Employment and the Employment Pathways Initiative. Most recently, as the Director of Corporate Outreach and Training at Fairleigh Dickinson University, her main focus was workforce engagement and development.
Andrew Frazier, a trusted adviser for organizations and individuals serves as a mentor, connector, facilitator, strategist, and/or problem solver- basically, a personal advisory board all-in-one. Small Business Like a Pro has been providing entrepreneurs, business leaders, and organizational leaders with access to the expertise, tools, and resources they need to compete effectively in this fast-paced, technology-driven, global business environment for more than ten years.
As managing partner of Selective Benefits Group, Andy Bluestone has built a company dedicated to corporate retirement plan consulting and 401(k) and 403(b) plan management services for business owners, professionals, and individual plan participants. As a Certified Financial Planner, he has over 30 years of experience in the insurance, investment and financial services industries.
Marta Sylvester Founder and CEO of NuGen Packaging of Hillside, NJ, on Entrepreneurial State of Mind (ESOP) TV Show, May 2021. The NuGen team came together with one vision, “Bringing Action to your Sustainable Packaging Idea”, and as a result a brand’s success in the marketplace and another step in the effort to save our planet. They create sustainable packaging solutions that make sense for the environment and elevate branding.
Niurca Louis is a senior executive and 20-year veteran in community development and family programs. She is an expert in promoting health equity and championing social determinants of health improvements for the vulnerable. As Assistant Commissioner of Family and Community Partnerships, in The New Jersey Department of Children and Families, Niurca gave vision and direction to statewide prevention services, the expansion of maternal health home visitation and school- based youth services programming. She is currently working with Dr. Dale Caldwell on the Entrepreneur Zones program.
Jim Barrood is the Founder and CEO of Innovation+ and Advisor, Tech Council Ventures. Prior to that, Jim was Advisor to Tech Council Ventures; President and CEO of the New Jersey Tech Council and the Executive Director, Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Robin Wilson is a U.S. lifestyle brand, author, designer and real estate developer - the entrepreneurial founder of a licensed brand focused on Clean Design protocols. Named to the Inc. magazine Female Founders 100 List in 2020, she is a world-class thought leader on hypoallergenic, sustainable and eco-conscious options for the B2B and B2C marketplace.
Dave Tager, President and CEO of Tager & Company on Entrepreneurial State of Mind (ESOP) TV Show. Tager&Co., which helps organizations by developing a more productive positioning strategy and executing higher-impact communications — sales, marketing, corporate and financial — to drive growth and achieve other priority objectives.
Mitch Cahn is president of Unionwear, a manufacturer of custom gear made in Newark, NJ for 25 years. Unionwear is the leading manufacturer of union“made in USA” hats, bags and binders for the promotional, fashion and uniform markets.
Glenn Best, founding member, serves as the Executive Director for the Black Entrepreneur Hall of Fame which is focused on honoring legendary Black Entrepreneurs and educating the public about the contributions of Black business founders. The Black Entrepreneurs Hall of Fame highlights entrepreneurs who have broken through barriers of race and class to achieve extraordinary success and permanently recognize black pioneers who have been overlooked in the history books because of their race.
Aaron Price is President and CEO of Tech United New Jersey, whose team is dedicated to serving the technology and life science companies of the state and region with a host of educational events/programs, networking opportunities and recognition celebrations.
Mike Ferraro is President and Founder of Bridging The Gap for Veterans Inc, a non-profit organization led by military veterans who fully understand how to help the military community. They are military career transition coaches providing transition assistance and opening career doors directly to veteran- friendly hiring employers locally and nationally.
Mark Iorio is the Managing Partner of BCAT Partners, the developer of the Brand & Culture Alignment Toolkit (BCAT). The BCAT consists of instruments that measure and map the shared perception of an organization's Brand and Culture and provides methods to use this information to promote open communication, foster willing collaboration, and enhance team performance.
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Dr. Dale Caldwell is the executive director of the Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship as well as a professor researching and teaching Family Business Management in the FDU Silberman College of Business.
Dr. Caldwell graduated from Princeton University, earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and received his doctorate from Seton Hall University. He is the founder of the global Family Business Week and is the author of six books.
Dr. Caldwell is certified by the International Coach Federation (ICF) as an Associate Certified Coach (ACC). He is also a professional speaker with over 20 years of experience sharing his insights with businesses. Dr. Caldwell is a former Certified Financial Planner (CFP) and Certified Management Consultant (CMC) who has advised large, small and family businesses in areas ranging from strategic planning, operational improvements, leadership development, team building, sales maximization, hiring, business valuation, real estate and conflict resolution.