CED Announces Venture Connect 2020 Presenting Companies

RTP, NC January 17, 2020 – The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) today announced the tech and life science companies that have been selected to present at Venture Connect Summit 2020, to be held March 17-19 in Raleigh, NC.    Click here to view the profiles.  “We had a record year this year with an overwhelming […]

Your Brand is Your Superpower.

2020 has arrived. It’s likely (now more than ever) that whether you’re a lean mean, start-up or you’ve been in business for decades — your market may be getting a little crowded.  In our “limited attention span” world, you have 15 seconds or less, to capture someone’s attention. For reference: 15 seconds is barely enough […]

Fuel Growth Without Breaking What’s Working

One of the biggest challenges I see entrepreneurs face is fueling the growth of their business, without breaking their business.  The closing of iconic retailer Southern Season in my hometown of Chapel Hill is an example of what’s at stake. As of January 1, 2020, their enlarged flagship store and all other physical locations have […]


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Hand off Social Content Creation for your growing company.

Get your time back. Inspire your audience. Increase your reach. Be the hero at work. Your company might be the most incredible, future-focused, mission-minded company out there, but what difference is it really making if no one hears about it? We know you believe in what you are doing, and we want others to as […]

The Sales Process: How to Get Through to Your Prospect

If you’re not trained in sales but you are in charge of sales because you’re the founder of the company, treat the effort like you would any other: execute and measure. Most entrepreneurs have no idea what it takes to sell but what they do have are the guts and the discipline to do it, […]