Advisor Feature

Quit Killing Your Team

Most people recognize the importance of hiring. Building something from nothing requires a core team of smart creatives with a deep well of curiosity. These are the innovators who are able to connect ideas between multiple disciplines and offer new ways of looking at the world.

But what’s valued in the hiring process–freethinking, curiosity, creativity–is often forgotten in the day-to-day. And it’s your job to preserve this, for both yourself and your team.

How to Validate Your Marketing Ideas Without Breaking the Bank

Be Our Guest is a new feature on the EC blog highlighting thought leadership from our community - advisors, entrepreneurs, members, and more. Today's post is by Jordan Schneider. An entrepreneur and experienced digital marketer, Jordan is the Vice President of Marketing at DePalma Studios.

Want to meet with Jordan? Join the EC's Advisor Program! Learn more about it here.

Advisor Spotlight: Elizabeth Cambridge

Elizabeth is passionate about entrepreneurship and the power of business as a force for good. Born in Kuwait, she migrated to the US in 2002 from India and holds a Masters in Computer Applications. Elizabeth is a business consultant continuously seeking opportunities to grow and share her knowledge with fellow entrepreneurs!

Advisor Spotlight: Don Leyrer

We're lucky enough to have Don Leyrer scooting around the EC as one of our treasured advisors. A jack of all trades, Don has set foot in a number of different industries & truly made an impact. He began his career in social work as a houseparent for abused children & later as a Senior Adult Probation Officer. He then transitioned to the corporate world as an executive for high profile Fortune 100 companies. After impactful work at Comdata Corporation, Don co-founded Mailnet Services Inc., a venture backed database marketing firm that specializes in customer analytics, data management & direct marketing solutions.

His accolades don't stop there. Don also serves on the Health & Workforce Development Implementation Team of the Mayors Poverty Reduction Initiative & volunteers with CASA as a court appointed special advocate for children that have been taken into state custody. 

Meet Your Advisor: Stayko Staykov

It takes a village. Entrepreneurship is hard work. The impact that our advisors are making in the lives of the entrepreneurs in Nashville is intangible. We want you to know who they are and why they are a big deal. Welcome to out "Meet Your Advisor" feature that will run its course until we have introduced you to all the "doing it, done it or invested in it" people who are navigating our city's entrepreneurs.

Meet Your Advisor: Brittany Lorenzi

It takes a village. Entrepreneurship is hard work. The impact that our advisors are making in the lives of the entrepreneurs in Nashville is intangible. We want you to know who they are and why they are a big deal. Welcome to out "Meet Your Advisor" feature that will run its course until we have introduced you to all the "doing it, done it or invested in it" people who are navigating our city's entrepreneurs.

Meet Your Advisor: Julia Polk

It takes a village. Entrepreneurship is hard work. The impact that our advisors are making in the lives of the entrepreneurs in Nashville is intangible. We want you to know who they are and why they are a big deal. Today, on the last day of #nationalmentormonth, we launch a "Meet Your Advisor" feature that will run its course until we have introduced you to all the "doing it, done it or invested in it" people who are navigating our city's entrepreneurs.