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Business Inspiration From New York Entrepreneur Week Founder Gary Whitehill

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How can you build a business by bringing people together?

How did Gary get started as an entrepreneur (and his tips for you)?

What is the state of entrepreneurship in the mecca known as New York City?

What businesses are raising money and which ones are struggling?

What businesses are thriving in 2010?

Who are some youngsters we need to pay attention to?

All these questions and more are covered in today’s episode in my chat with Gary Whitehill the founder of New York Entrepreneur Week (currently wrapping up in the big apple).

The goal with every interview on RISE is to educate, inspire and entertain (hopefully a combo of all three). Even if you take away just ONE juicy nugget that can help your business, then I’m happy.

Links Mentioned:

New York Entrepreneur Week

Gary’s pick for an entrepreneur under-35 to watch: Barry Silbert founder of Second Market

This episode of RISE is SUPER proudly sponsored by:

Johnny Londoff Chevrolet: Johnny is our local presenting sponsor for a reason. He wants to connect with forward-thinkers like you for a deal (and who doesn’t like a deal?). Just by mentioning “The Rise To The Top” you will get no-haggling supplier pricing and Johnny Londoff Chevrolet. A few words to save thousands. Sweet. Plus, Johnny is one of the smartest business folks I’ve met (I mean he is sponsoring this so why wouldn’t he be? Just kidding). He has some of the most loyal customers in the business. People that have been with them for decades. Why is this? Johnny and I kicked off the customer service conversation in an interview and soon there will be more tips from Johnny here on RISE.

Gateway Business Development: Your first line of offense when generating leads for your business. Cold calling not for you (and really who is it for?)? Let Gateway handle the first touch in generating leads for your business by outsourcing it and delivering up leads to you on a delicious silver platter. And they will do a free audit for you and take a look at your sales process (sweet deal). Jason Bahnak and I recently sat down to discuss the art and science of generating leads. Check it out here.

Araka Restaurant: Host of St. Louis RISE lunches (tickets are now officially on sale for the May 5th event. There are only 50 TOTAL available and always sell out in a hurry). RISE lunches combine good people like you, fantastic food, and short powerful presentations. May’s topic is: Sales 2.0: Online. Offline. Everywhere. From Lead Generation To Closing The Deal.

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