Craig Phinn/The Phinn Group, LLC – Revenue Growth Consulting Company
Business Growth Strategist
Business growth strategist Craig Phinn left his cushy corporate job to follow his entrepreneurial dreams full-time only to fall flat on his face and have not one but four companies go under. However, that all turned around for Craig when his fifth entrepreneurial endeavor exceeded one million dollars in sales in its first eight months. The company is in its fourth year in business and has surpassed five million dollars in sales.
Troy Gautier/Alliances Progress
Troy Gautier is the Founder and Managing Director of Alliances Progress. He is an expert in ecosystem development and runs a Member Firm organization for strategic alliances. Troy is also the President of the SE Chapter of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals and a Director on several Advisory Boards.
Karen Y Rands/Kugarand Capital Holdings, LLC
Consulting & Education, Investor Relations Services
Karen Rands is a Venture Catalyst, a Compassionate Capitalist- and a dominant force in the entrepreneur and investor markets with her blogs, published articles, frequent speaking engagements and her radio show. Over a decade ago, she left the corporate world to initially serve the entrepreneur and investor community in Atlanta, rapidly expanding to the national stage. Entrepreneurs are helped through expert knowledge and strategic services offered by Launch Funding Network (LAUNCHfn) to develop capitalization strategies and gain access to capital. Hundreds of entrepreneurs have succeeded in obtaining start up and growth capital as a result Karen’s educational programs and her LAUNCHfn Access to Capital System. Karen recognized long ago that to successfully bridge the capital divide for entrepreneurs it was critical to build an educated and motivated investor community. After building one of the most active angel investor groups in the Southeast with the Network of Business Angel Investors (NBAI), she shifted her focus to those high net worth executives that have desire, but little time to be involved angel investment group activities. High net worth men & women learn how to diversify their investment portfolio with equity ownership in private companies by subscribing to the Inside Secrets to Angel Investing and joining the National Network of Angel Investors (NNOAI). We’re excited for Karen to share her insights on this dynamic topic.