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Thomas EllsworthVerify icon
Thomas Ellsworth
4.94
2841 consultations
Hello! It’s me - The Biz Doc - I am an expert on startups, leadership, strategy, fundraising, management, and operations. You may have seen me on the PBD Podcast or doing case studies on the Biz Doc Podcast on Valuetainment (YouTube / Spotify). How I Can Help: Ask me about business / startup topics or something else. Your success is my goal! - I can help you get you from where you are today to where you want to be. - As a seasoned operator that has founded, grown and sold multiple companies (and endured challenges and hardships along the way), odds are that I have been exactly where you are today - and have felt every bit of the stress, fatigue, exhilaration, defeat, and anxiety that you might be experiencing now. - I can look you in the eye and say I understand because I DO understand because I have been there… and found a way to succeed. Why schedule a 1:1 Video call with me? 1. You are a founder that is "way too busy" and feels trapped. Maybe your team is not "ready" or "under-powered" and you wish they could do more or have been hoping they would step-up. You want and need a staff plan that fixes this and enables the business to pick up speed while taking some burden off you. 2. You have a sensitive situation with a key member of your team and want to process a plan. You are cautious about talking to anybody internally (perhaps it’s not appropriate or it might leak and cause issues) but want to bounce some ideas and strategize with someone who understands your situation. 3. You have a general business issue that you want to process and test some ideas. Maybe it’s re-organizing your team or considering an acquisition or bringing on a partner. We can have these type of conversations in private, so it will not leak to your team or spook them. 4. You want to optimize your presentation deck and test your story as you engage in fundraising. I understand how venture capitalists, private investors, and private equity firms think. I can give you feedback and help optimize your story so that you’re ready to approach investors with confidence 5. You want to be prepared for an eventual sale that brings you the top price. How do you work with an investment banker to present your company and run the process? How do you structure your team today so you are ready for the sale in the future. What things will the buyers be looking for and how do they prioritize them? How do you put a value on the business in the first place? How do you sell the business and not end up handcuffed to the buyer as a perpetual consultant? I have successfully navigated this jungle, and can help you build a plan to succeed. Something else? Ask me a quick text question and we can see if a 1:1 video call makes sense. Let’s take you and your business higher! I promise to leave you better than I found you! Tom Ellsworth - The Biz Doc
Hello! It’s me - The Biz Doc - I am an expert on startups, leadership, strategy, fundraising, management, and operations. You may have seen me on the PBD Podcast or doing case studies on the Biz Doc Podcast on Valuetainment (YouTube / Spotify). How I Can Help: Ask me about business / startup topics or something else. Your success is my goal! - I can help you get you from where you are today to where you want to be. - As a seasoned operator that has founded, grown and sold multiple companies (and endured challenges and hardships along the way), odds are that I have been exactly where you are today - and have felt every bit of the stress, fatigue, exhilaration, defeat, and anxiety that you might be experiencing now. - I can look you in the eye and say I understand because I DO understand because I have been there… and found a way to succeed. Why schedule a 1:1 Video call with me? 1. You are a founder that is "way too busy" and feels trapped. Maybe your team is not "ready" or "under-powered" and you wish they could do more or have been hoping they would step-up. You want and need a staff plan that fixes this and enables the business to pick up speed while taking some burden off you. 2. You have a sensitive situation with a key member of your team and want to process a plan. You are cautious about talking to anybody internally (perhaps it’s not appropriate or it might leak and cause issues) but want to bounce some ideas and strategize with someone who understands your situation. 3. You have a general business issue that you want to process and test some ideas. Maybe it’s re-organizing your team or considering an acquisition or bringing on a partner. We can have these type of conversations in private, so it will not leak to your team or spook them. 4. You want to optimize your presentation deck and test your story as you engage in fundraising. I understand how venture capitalists, private investors, and private equity firms think. I can give you feedback and help optimize your story so that you’re ready to approach investors with confidence 5. You want to be prepared for an eventual sale that brings you the top price. How do you work with an investment banker to present your company and run the process? How do you structure your team today so you are ready for the sale in the future. What things will the buyers be looking for and how do they prioritize them? How do you put a value on the business in the first place? How do you sell the business and not end up handcuffed to the buyer as a perpetual consultant? I have successfully navigated this jungle, and can help you build a plan to succeed. Something else? Ask me a quick text question and we can see if a 1:1 video call makes sense. Let’s take you and your business higher! I promise to leave you better than I found you! Tom Ellsworth - The Biz Doc
Dustin GutkowskiVerify icon
Dustin Gutkowski
4.99
731 consultations
Dustin Gutkowski, owner and CEO. Focus on building people and they will build the business. Results Roofing $55+ million a year Results PDR $5+ million a year RR productions $2+ million a year RR claims management $2+ million a year Podcast host with UFC Superstar Kevin Holland as well has “The DG Show” Recent acquired ownership in “BareKnuckle” Investor in Liquid Death Water, Goatfuel(Jerry Rice), Free rein coffee (Cole Houser), Snaps clothing, Tiffs Treats, Nomad Grills, and few others Was homeless at age of 14 living on a park bench, grew up in trailer park with troubled childhood. But I knew that wasn’t the life for me. Father to 3 kids Conor, Kobe and Gianna with my lovely wife Albana Great with building teams, growing companies, training, company culture, over coming adversity, sales and all things business related. How I can help you? I will tell you what you need to hear not what you want to hear. If you need advice in your business I will share best practices that helped me throughout my life. If you need help any of these please reach out. I work for my people they don’t work for me. I want to help you achieve your goals and dreams. Let’s grow Also offer advisor roles for companies in exchange for equity if you are interested in long term growth. Our team will help you grow your team, if interested in opportunities please let me know Most asked questions: - How do you grow your business? - What is best way to lead people, what is important in leadership? - If you could go back in time what is 3/4 things you would tell yourself day 1 starting your company’s? - What is most important things to focus on when running a company? - How to establish a company culture that cultivates growth? Advisory available on a long term basis as well. If you are a new company or existing in need of board help, growth, sales, or business planning please reach out we can take small equity stack to partner.
Dustin Gutkowski, owner and CEO. Focus on building people and they will build the business. Results Roofing $55+ million a year Results PDR $5+ million a year RR productions $2+ million a year RR claims management $2+ million a year Podcast host with UFC Superstar Kevin Holland as well has “The DG Show” Recent acquired ownership in “BareKnuckle” Investor in Liquid Death Water, Goatfuel(Jerry Rice), Free rein coffee (Cole Houser), Snaps clothing, Tiffs Treats, Nomad Grills, and few others Was homeless at age of 14 living on a park bench, grew up in trailer park with troubled childhood. But I knew that wasn’t the life for me. Father to 3 kids Conor, Kobe and Gianna with my lovely wife Albana Great with building teams, growing companies, training, company culture, over coming adversity, sales and all things business related. How I can help you? I will tell you what you need to hear not what you want to hear. If you need advice in your business I will share best practices that helped me throughout my life. If you need help any of these please reach out. I work for my people they don’t work for me. I want to help you achieve your goals and dreams. Let’s grow Also offer advisor roles for companies in exchange for equity if you are interested in long term growth. Our team will help you grow your team, if interested in opportunities please let me know Most asked questions: - How do you grow your business? - What is best way to lead people, what is important in leadership? - If you could go back in time what is 3/4 things you would tell yourself day 1 starting your company’s? - What is most important things to focus on when running a company? - How to establish a company culture that cultivates growth? Advisory available on a long term basis as well. If you are a new company or existing in need of board help, growth, sales, or business planning please reach out we can take small equity stack to partner.
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Michael Marra
5
331 consultations
Michael is a 3-time founder and currently the CEO of Entre. He’s been an entrepreneur, investor and speaker for over 7 years. He has grown Entre to $15M valuation, 150k+ app users, hosted 300+ events, raised $2M+ in funding and has a team of 20 from all over the world. Michael has raised money from some of the top venture capitalists, angel investors, and accelerators in the US and has partnered with companies like Microsoft, AWS, Meta, etc.. to host events and content. He started his career as a civil engineer and real estate investor, then got into entrepreneurship by connecting and helping other entrepreneurs. He started hosting events for entrepreneurs and partnered with all the major co-working spaces throughout the country. As the community grew, he then created Entre in 2019 to scale and start building out the technology and app. Over the last several years, Entre has evolved into a broader professional network for the next generation. Happy to answer any questions or talk about business, startups, tech, VC, etc…
Michael is a 3-time founder and currently the CEO of Entre. He’s been an entrepreneur, investor and speaker for over 7 years. He has grown Entre to $15M valuation, 150k+ app users, hosted 300+ events, raised $2M+ in funding and has a team of 20 from all over the world. Michael has raised money from some of the top venture capitalists, angel investors, and accelerators in the US and has partnered with companies like Microsoft, AWS, Meta, etc.. to host events and content. He started his career as a civil engineer and real estate investor, then got into entrepreneurship by connecting and helping other entrepreneurs. He started hosting events for entrepreneurs and partnered with all the major co-working spaces throughout the country. As the community grew, he then created Entre in 2019 to scale and start building out the technology and app. Over the last several years, Entre has evolved into a broader professional network for the next generation. Happy to answer any questions or talk about business, startups, tech, VC, etc…
Aaron MontVerify icon
Aaron Mont
4.83
145 consultations
🔥 Manager & Sr. Business Coach for Patrick Bet-David. Built and sold business, lead a team of 100 people 🚀 How can I help? * Need to develop a Strategy for the business? * Need to replicate yourself in the business? * Need to increase your sales in the company? * Need someone to process issues with? I work with entrepreneurs from just starting all the way to multiple 9-figures. Best way to make the most of your question is: 1. Background 2. Situation 3. Challenges Looking forward to Minnect with you
🔥 Manager & Sr. Business Coach for Patrick Bet-David. Built and sold business, lead a team of 100 people 🚀 How can I help? * Need to develop a Strategy for the business? * Need to replicate yourself in the business? * Need to increase your sales in the company? * Need someone to process issues with? I work with entrepreneurs from just starting all the way to multiple 9-figures. Best way to make the most of your question is: 1. Background 2. Situation 3. Challenges Looking forward to Minnect with you
Parsa Riahi - The AI GuyVerify icon
Parsa Riahi - The AI Guy
5
87 consultations
Parsa Riahi: Cofounder and CTO of DYNE (AI for Restaurants), is a trailblazing tech entrepreneur and a recognized machine learning researcher in Canada. A graduate of The University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering, he has made significant strides in the food service industry by leveraging his expertise in Neural Architecture Search, Transfer Learning, NLP, and Reinforcement Learning to develop DYNE's cutting-edge ML engine. Under his leadership, DYNE has emerged as the industry leader for AI in the food service sector, achieving remarkable growth and establishing strategic partnerships with tech behemoths. Parsa's commitment to community and mentorship is evident in his contributions to combating food insecurity and inspiring the next generation of tech leaders. His journey is marked by a unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit, technical prowess, and a deep-seated desire to make a positive impact on the world.
Parsa Riahi: Cofounder and CTO of DYNE (AI for Restaurants), is a trailblazing tech entrepreneur and a recognized machine learning researcher in Canada. A graduate of The University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Computer Engineering, he has made significant strides in the food service industry by leveraging his expertise in Neural Architecture Search, Transfer Learning, NLP, and Reinforcement Learning to develop DYNE's cutting-edge ML engine. Under his leadership, DYNE has emerged as the industry leader for AI in the food service sector, achieving remarkable growth and establishing strategic partnerships with tech behemoths. Parsa's commitment to community and mentorship is evident in his contributions to combating food insecurity and inspiring the next generation of tech leaders. His journey is marked by a unique blend of entrepreneurial spirit, technical prowess, and a deep-seated desire to make a positive impact on the world.
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Bobir Akilkhanov
5
86 consultations
Bobir Akilkhanov is a serial tech entrepreneur with 24 years of experience founding and scaling multiple 8 figure companies from scratch. Currently operating an IT consultancy agency (Jafton.com, a remote work solutions product (Missed.com), and member of the Forbes Tech Council. Why Connect with Bobir? 1. Help start-ups and small businesses reach the next levels 2. Consult tech businesses on their current problems 3. Development of SaaS products 4. Development of app and software 5. Creating and defining MVP's
Bobir Akilkhanov is a serial tech entrepreneur with 24 years of experience founding and scaling multiple 8 figure companies from scratch. Currently operating an IT consultancy agency (Jafton.com, a remote work solutions product (Missed.com), and member of the Forbes Tech Council. Why Connect with Bobir? 1. Help start-ups and small businesses reach the next levels 2. Consult tech businesses on their current problems 3. Development of SaaS products 4. Development of app and software 5. Creating and defining MVP's
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Wade Wyant
5
84 consultations
I’m a business owner, CEO, author and life long entrepreneur. I have founded several businesses, I’m currently an advisor at Red Wagon Advisors and the CEO of Volta Power Systems an EV startup. I'm also in a member of YPO. As the author of “Wake-Up Call: Insights for entrepreneurs to have more freedom, reduce drama, and scale their businesses” and the forthcoming book “Grow Profit or Die”, I advise business owners on Profit. I successfully exited one of my first businesses in 2017. I took some time off and became a certified Scaling Up coaches. I also have extensive experience with EOS / Traction (I know it nearly as well as a certified implementor). I can help with implementation questions for either Scaling Up or EOS. As a coach of entrepreneurs, I have shifted to Jim Collins “Beyond Entrepreneurialship 2.0” and consider myself an expert in his teaching, including the Jim Collins “The Map” I’m excited to be on Minnect, it is the app I have always wanted, but never thought of
I’m a business owner, CEO, author and life long entrepreneur. I have founded several businesses, I’m currently an advisor at Red Wagon Advisors and the CEO of Volta Power Systems an EV startup. I'm also in a member of YPO. As the author of “Wake-Up Call: Insights for entrepreneurs to have more freedom, reduce drama, and scale their businesses” and the forthcoming book “Grow Profit or Die”, I advise business owners on Profit. I successfully exited one of my first businesses in 2017. I took some time off and became a certified Scaling Up coaches. I also have extensive experience with EOS / Traction (I know it nearly as well as a certified implementor). I can help with implementation questions for either Scaling Up or EOS. As a coach of entrepreneurs, I have shifted to Jim Collins “Beyond Entrepreneurialship 2.0” and consider myself an expert in his teaching, including the Jim Collins “The Map” I’m excited to be on Minnect, it is the app I have always wanted, but never thought of
Sebastian GarciaVerify icon
Sebastian Garcia
5
81 consultations
Sebastian is a Business Attorney & the CEO of Founders Counsel LLC. He has Protected and Advised 200+ Entrepreneurs on Starting & Scaling Companies. In helping entrepreneurs to avoid costly legal issues while scaling, Sebastian focuses on contracts, employment law, partnerships, asset protection, business structuring, legal compliance, intellectual property, tax law, and dispute resolution. As the CEO of a growing company, Sebastian is also passionate about consulting entrepreneurs on how to grow their companies revenue through marketing and refining their products and offerings. Ask your legal questions, tax questions, and general business growth questions. Always happy to assist and support fellow entrepreneurs!
Sebastian is a Business Attorney & the CEO of Founders Counsel LLC. He has Protected and Advised 200+ Entrepreneurs on Starting & Scaling Companies. In helping entrepreneurs to avoid costly legal issues while scaling, Sebastian focuses on contracts, employment law, partnerships, asset protection, business structuring, legal compliance, intellectual property, tax law, and dispute resolution. As the CEO of a growing company, Sebastian is also passionate about consulting entrepreneurs on how to grow their companies revenue through marketing and refining their products and offerings. Ask your legal questions, tax questions, and general business growth questions. Always happy to assist and support fellow entrepreneurs!
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Rashed Hareb
5
74 consultations
Born in Dubai, Formerly of PwC 💶 , with an MBA in Global Investment from CULC 🇬🇧 and currently serving as Chairman of Chipper Ink Consultancy, a boutique consultancy firm. Managing Director of Orderosa, a cloud kitchen enterprise operating across multiple locations in Dubai. I’m also a founding partner of Ice Cream Lab, which embarked on franchising endeavors in 2013, accumulating over 160 units across 10 countries. 🍦 Bringing over 9 years of comprehensive experience to the table, I have engaged with various brands on consultancy initiatives, including notable entities such as Caribou Coffee, while also spearheading CSR endeavors in collaboration with UAE CSR ENTITY and offering advisory services to the government of UAE. With a robust portfolio spanning 10+ startups across diverse sectors such as technology, finance, and venture capital, I have navigated numerous successful businesses alongside a few ventures that encountered setbacks. How I Can Help: 💡 I offer strategic insights and actionable recommendations to businesses seeking to optimize their operations, expand their market presence, and enhance their profitability. Whether it’s navigating complex regulatory landscapes, implementing innovative growth strategies, or fostering sustainable business practices, I bring a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success to every engagement. Why Schedule a Call with Me: ☎️ By scheduling a call with me, you’ll gain access to personalized guidance tailored to your specific business needs. Whether you’re a startup looking to scale, an established enterprise aiming for strategic expansion, or a government entity seeking expert advisory services, I offer practical solutions backed by years of industry experience.
Born in Dubai, Formerly of PwC 💶 , with an MBA in Global Investment from CULC 🇬🇧 and currently serving as Chairman of Chipper Ink Consultancy, a boutique consultancy firm. Managing Director of Orderosa, a cloud kitchen enterprise operating across multiple locations in Dubai. I’m also a founding partner of Ice Cream Lab, which embarked on franchising endeavors in 2013, accumulating over 160 units across 10 countries. 🍦 Bringing over 9 years of comprehensive experience to the table, I have engaged with various brands on consultancy initiatives, including notable entities such as Caribou Coffee, while also spearheading CSR endeavors in collaboration with UAE CSR ENTITY and offering advisory services to the government of UAE. With a robust portfolio spanning 10+ startups across diverse sectors such as technology, finance, and venture capital, I have navigated numerous successful businesses alongside a few ventures that encountered setbacks. How I Can Help: 💡 I offer strategic insights and actionable recommendations to businesses seeking to optimize their operations, expand their market presence, and enhance their profitability. Whether it’s navigating complex regulatory landscapes, implementing innovative growth strategies, or fostering sustainable business practices, I bring a wealth of knowledge and a proven track record of success to every engagement. Why Schedule a Call with Me: ☎️ By scheduling a call with me, you’ll gain access to personalized guidance tailored to your specific business needs. Whether you’re a startup looking to scale, an established enterprise aiming for strategic expansion, or a government entity seeking expert advisory services, I offer practical solutions backed by years of industry experience.
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Paul Gray
5
62 consultations
Paul Gray is owner and CEO of several successful companies and an investor in great people. Starting from a humble background in his family’s construction firm, Paul has gone on to grow several accomplished companies in the construction and real estate sectors and has also ventured out as an investor in non-related industries. At age 26 he spent 8 years of civil service, becoming one of the youngest elected city Councilmen and Vice Mayors of Wichita, the largest city in Kansas. Recent accomplishments - 2023 Construction $25 million - new residential construction $15 million - new multi-family construction $8 million - commercial construction Real Estate and Development $26 million - multi-family developments with 134 doors 89 acres developed for single family 18 acres developed for mulit-family 19 commercial real estate properties(retail, medical, office, warehouse) Other Investments Crypto (BTC) mining and investing firm 4 successful restaurants (sports bars & gourmet pizza) Home Health & Hospice start up Bray Films - executive producer & actor (PPP Loan Gone, Buy Her, Joint Custody, and Unsurety) Most importantly, Paul has a loving wife, Adriana, who along with contributing to marketing and special projects for their family firms, she raises their four children who range from college to elementary school. Paul has mentored and guided many budding entrepreneurs and experienced business owners to greater success, as he has never overlooked the guidance he received from people he deems as ‘far more successful and important’ than himself. If Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Tom Brady have coaches, why don’t you! ‘I am here to help you, reach your fullest potential.’
Paul Gray is owner and CEO of several successful companies and an investor in great people. Starting from a humble background in his family’s construction firm, Paul has gone on to grow several accomplished companies in the construction and real estate sectors and has also ventured out as an investor in non-related industries. At age 26 he spent 8 years of civil service, becoming one of the youngest elected city Councilmen and Vice Mayors of Wichita, the largest city in Kansas. Recent accomplishments - 2023 Construction $25 million - new residential construction $15 million - new multi-family construction $8 million - commercial construction Real Estate and Development $26 million - multi-family developments with 134 doors 89 acres developed for single family 18 acres developed for mulit-family 19 commercial real estate properties(retail, medical, office, warehouse) Other Investments Crypto (BTC) mining and investing firm 4 successful restaurants (sports bars & gourmet pizza) Home Health & Hospice start up Bray Films - executive producer & actor (PPP Loan Gone, Buy Her, Joint Custody, and Unsurety) Most importantly, Paul has a loving wife, Adriana, who along with contributing to marketing and special projects for their family firms, she raises their four children who range from college to elementary school. Paul has mentored and guided many budding entrepreneurs and experienced business owners to greater success, as he has never overlooked the guidance he received from people he deems as ‘far more successful and important’ than himself. If Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods, and Tom Brady have coaches, why don’t you! ‘I am here to help you, reach your fullest potential.’