What we're about

For the New Year, we are going to refocus this group.

We are going to dedicate it to hearing out business startups, much like 'Shark Tank', minus the drama, which might be good TV, but it's not particularly helpful to business owners.

We will do one meeting a month, where we listen to presentations from 5 or so entrepreneurs. He/she will present to a seasoned group of entrepreneurs, who will evaluate on the spot whether they would recommend this business to investors.

We are NOT going to do investments in any presenters at this meeting.

Presenters should have their pitch deck prepared, and plan on about a five minute presentation.

If we like the presentation, we will take the business plan presented and circulate it around to potential investors, who will provide comments and potential investment advice. We may also recommend to the entrepreneur who potential investors might be, based on our experience.

So, potential entrepreneurs should have their slides or plans ready, before they present.

If you are selected to present to our investment panel, there will be a $500.00 presentation fee.

At present, you would be presenting to John Heinrich (multitime company owner, President of Solutions Forum), Sonia Hodgin (investor and owner of 17 companies) and Dr. Harold Wong (multime company investor)

Upcoming events (5)

Growth Group Monthly Discussion

The Wayne Smith

This group is more about personal growth than my other groups. We'll discuss in a confidential atmosphere whatever you're working on and help you along. We have three people who've expressed interest in being members, so show up and we'll talk over what's on your mind. Wayne Smith doesn't have food, but they do have good coffee. I'll buy.

The Growth Group

The Wayne Smith

I'm taking over this group. We presently operate four Solutions Forum groups around the Valley, which have been highly successful. I am going to model the group after one that formed in 2018 at the Wayne Smith, which is on Scottsdale Road. We'll talk over what ever growth issues you are dealing with on growth, or any hindrances you have. Odds are we'll solve it: power in the group!

The Growth Group

The Wayne Smith

I'm taking over this group. We presently operate four Solutions Forum groups around the Valley, which have been highly successful. I am going to model the group after one that formed in 2018 at the Wayne Smith, which is on Scottsdale Road. We'll talk over what ever growth issues you are dealing with on growth, or any hindrances you have. Odds are we'll solve it: power in the group!

Growth Group Monthly Discussion

The Wayne Smith

This group is more about personal growth than my other groups. We'll discuss in a confidential atmosphere whatever you're working on and help you along. We have three people who've expressed interest in being members, so show up and we'll talk over what's on your mind. Wayne Smith doesn't have food, but they do have good coffee. I'll buy.

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The Growth Group

The Wayne Smith

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