• Startup Story Time!

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  • Share YOUR Value!

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    Share YOUR Value It is time to turn the table and shine the light on the amazing people in the group. This month we will each take the floor and have a few moments to explain our own value - How can you help the other's that attend this group? More details will be coming soon... * We always start with 30 minutes of networking. I want to make sure you get a chance to connect with all of the amazing people that show up that day. RSVP now, we only have a certain number of seats in the room. When: Thursday, July 6th - 8:30 am - 10:00 Where: HeadRoom 230 Sugartown Rd. #20 Wayne, PA 19087 Looking forward to seeing you there!

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  • Ramp up your Networking Techniques!

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    It's time to up your networking game! Networking has changed. If you are practicing old school networking skills, you may be missing opportunities. This month I have Charley Timmins, a premier branding strategist, who will take us through an exercise based on the book the Go-Giver. * We always start with 30 minutes of networking. I want to make sure you get a chance to connect with all of the amazing people that show up that day. RSVP now, we only have a certain number of seats in the room. When: Friday, March 18th - 8:30 am - 10:00 Where: HeadRoom 230 Sugartown Rd. #20 Wayne, PA 19087 Looking forward to seeing you there! Speaker Biography- Charley Timmins Founding Principal/ Chief Movement Officer PMA, LLC King of Prussia, PA Charley helps executives and professionals build competitive advantage, tell their story and shape/influence how they pursue opportunities to secure work that matters, so success emerges. As the region’s only Certified Personal Branding Strategist and Social Branding Analyst, his clients say his expertise lies in helping professionals uncover what truly makes them unique, distinctive and worthy of the success they seek. Colleagues cite his tangible attributes as being authentic, collaborative, entrepreneurial, creative, motivational and transparent. As one client posted, “Charley’s the guy you seek out when your ‘Plan A’ isn’t working as expected. He’ll connect the dots and suggest alternatives by the time the meeting ends.”

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  • Waffles, Coffee and Startup Stories!

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    Start up Stories, Waffles, and Coffee! This month I have a special treat for you. I'm bringing together two amazing companies to share their stories and their business - Waffles and Coffee! Not that I need to tempt you to come to this meetup, but can you imagine indulgent caramelized all natural, made from scratch waffles alongside smooth tasting unique coffee to start your day? Your taste buds will thank you!! And of course, you will hear a short story from each business owner about how they started their company, learning about their challenges, struggles as well as what action steps worked and how they have brought it to success! Since I am a big believer in mindset I will also be asking how they themselves had to grow to achieve what they have as well as what fears they had to overcome that led them to where they are today. Horn & Hardart Coffee Horn & Hardart Coffee is back on the market. As a much loved Philadelphia and New York institution - which, at one time, had over 150 stores otherwise known as “Automats” - this legendary company was known for its comfortable ambiance, wholesome food and distinctive smooth tasting coffee. Most people over 40 living in the New York-Philly corridor either went there regularly or were taken there by their parents. On the 23rd of March Horn & Hardart coffee was reintroduced to the market as an online retail store. Staying as close as possible to the original blend, the company aim to take this brand back into people’s everyday lives across the nation. The coffee comes in the original Liberty Roast Blend (Ground and Whole Bean), A Decaf and an Espresso. Visit www.hornandhardartcoffee.com (http://www.hornandhardartcoffee.com/) for more details. The team is made up of Al and Dawn Mazone who have a long association with the brand and HeadRoom's Dan Lievens and John Tooher. THE WAFFATOPIA® HISTORY For many young American couples, hosting the family’s first Thanksgiving meal is a rite of passage. Complementing a weekend of traditional American recipes, Brian and Andrea treated everyone in the house to their homemade, caramelized Belgian waffles based on a recipe they first enjoyed during a visit to Brussels. Andrea and Brian, being avid travelers and self-proclaimed foodies, love to discover unique international dishes they can then try at home. A walk through the Grand Place with this unique Liege waffle in a wax paper sleeve catalyzed 18 months of effort to bring their own version to Thanksgiving for their family to try. The response was delightfully positive. Brian and Andrea’s caramelized waffles quickly started to spread outside the boundaries of family and friends. It became official when Waffatopia® hit farmers markets in Spring of 2013, and customers grabbed these waffles for weekend trips to the beach, birthdays, and various other special occasions — a testament to the power of unique food in creating memorable group experiences. The growing demand and that fateful Thanksgiving weekend sealed their decision to fly away from the corporate grind and help other families and their friends make their own special memories. Brian and Andrea Polizzi Co-Founders and Chief Waffatiers * We always start with 30 minutes of networking. I want to make sure you get a chance to connect with all of the amazing people that show up that day. This one is a not to miss event! They have a wealth of knowledge. RSVP now, we only have a certain number of seats in the room. When: Thursday, May 11th - 8:30 am - 10:00am Where: HeadRoom 230 Sugartown Rd. #20 Wayne, PA 19087 Cost: FREE Bring a friend and looking forward to seeing you there! Our Sponsor - Meridian - Thank you!!

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  • Start up Story Time - Taking Your Destiny In Your Hands

    *Due to a family emergency Charley Timmons will be rescheduled. Startup Storytime Taking your destiny into your hands! This Wednesday we have a special guest who after being laid off at 55 overcame obstacles to create a successful business. Come and hear her story. You all have been asking for the stories to come back. This is a not to miss the moment! If you are thinking about or already in business, learn what it takes to become a success. RSVP now, we only have a certain number of seats in the room. When: Wednesday, April 12 5:30pm- 7:00pm Where: HeadRoom 230 Sugartown Rd. #20 Wayne, PA 19087 Looking forward to seeing you there! SPEAKER BIOGRAPHY Ronda Bailey, President, President - R Bailey Consulting A seasoned professional with 33 years of solid business development, strategic planning, sales, and marketing experience ensuring the success of the companies and firms represented. An exceptional network of high-level contacts and connections in the Public Sector, Healthcare, Higher Education, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences industries. Known for strategically developing relationships and positioning the clients represented, ensuring they are in the best possible position to be successful in their pursuits. Keen understanding and ability to identify and clearly define goals and mission of the institutions as they relate to the decision maker. Passionate and tenacious in the pursuit of goals Equally adept at strategic planning and tactical execution. Ronda Bailey’s career reads like a who’s who of companies recognized nationally for innovation, collaboration, and excellence. From Kennebunk Maine to Philadelphia, she’s consistently been at the intersection of good ideas and dedicated people, helping clients chart the ever-changing waters of business. But by her own admission, enriched relationships are the only true measuring sticks. Making connections, experiencing growth, embracing wonder and surprise, and genuine truth not only makes us more human but make us unstoppable in today’s business world. It’s not surprising that Ronda is blessed with sincere friends throughout the world upon whom she can rely on and, more importantly, can always rely on her. But all has not been easy. Faced with leaving an unhealthy but prosperous business setting, in 2011 Ms. Bailey took matters into her own hands and created R.Bailey Consulting, a company with people at the heart of its mission. Since that difficult time, she has continued to leverage the power of relationships, growing the company 15% each year in both profits and, more importantly, the personal” capital of people”. Her entrepreneurial heart still leads her today. Ms. Bailey is from Maine and spends as much time as possible of the banks of Sebago Lake in a small, quiet waterfront cottage. More important than kayaking and boating are time to reflect on what has been learned by the paths were taken and the relationships, connections, and people along the way. Sponsors

  • Differentiating yourself in a crowded market

    Differentiating yourself in a crowded market Ready for some out of the box thinking?? Join us for an amazing evening of learning, food, drinks and networking. This month we are lucky to have Fran Grady, founder and president at Socius (which is latin for partnership), guiding us in some strategic thinking about our business! Fran will cover strategies that he has implemented and helps others to implement as well in the following areas - • Differentiating your business model • Making yourself indispensable in a commoditized industry • Taking a unique approach to a commoditized product • Finding a niche to sell to • How to develop a partner eco system - with you at the hub! • How to be a disruptor in your industry * We always start with 30 minutes of networking. I want to make sure you get a chance to connect with all the amazing people that show up that day. This one is a not to miss event! RSVP now, attendance is limited to 50 people The Details - What: An evening with learning, connecting, networking and appetizers and drinks When: Thursday, March 16th - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Where: HeadRoom 230 Sugartown Rd. #20 Wayne, PA 19087 Looking forward to seeing you there! Feel free to share and invite friends, family and coworkers! More about Fran - A business development and operations executive with 25 years experience in support of technology, insurance, financial services, software and consulting industries. Deep expertise includes sales, operations, financial management, consulting at the CxO level from fortune 500 firms to start ups. A strategic thinker, implementer, and problem solver; highly organized, and self-motivated. Best known for developing strong relationships across all levels of the organization, to drive team performance and manage daily operations. SPONSORS

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  • Taking an Idea from Concept to Fruition!

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    You have been asking for it... Our first EVENING event! Join us for an amazing evening of learning, food, drinks and networking. Have you ever wondered how you can take an idea and make it into a Successful business? Or maybe you are curious about how to publish a magazine and take it nationwide? Discover all of this and more, as Entrepreneur's Edge hosts local entrepreneur Kristina Pines, Founder and Editor-in- Chief of Spoonful Magazine. You will not want to miss the story of how Kristina took her idea, and put all of the strategy and tactics in place necessary to launch her company and have her magazine sold in over 600 outlets nationwide. If you have never heard or placed your hands on a copy of Spoonful, then you are in for a treat! Not only is it one of the most beautiful magazines I have ever seen and felt, but it is a magazine and high-quality cookbook in one! It will inspire your culinary passions, while giving you tips and techniques from home cooks all over the world about how they entertain and celebrate the joy of gathering! I guarantee you will love it! * We always start with 30 minutes of networking. I want to make sure you get a chance to connect with all the amazing people that show up that day. This one is a not to miss event! RSVP now, attendance is limited to 50 people The Details - What: An evening with learning, connecting, networking and appetizers and drinks When: Thursday, February 16th - 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm Where: HeadRoom 230 Sugartown Rd. #20 Wayne, PA 19087 Looking forward to seeing you there! Feel free to share and invite friends, family and coworkers! SPONSORS Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring our events.

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  • Strategies To Implement NOW To Reach Your 2017 Financial Goals

    Interactive Workshop- Stop wondering where your business is financially! This month our meetup format will be our educational series. Join us for a highly interactive workshop and learn strategies and ideas to implement now to reach your financial goals in 2017. Amy Andersson of Price Turner CFOs is presenting this education-packed meeting to share tips on • Increasing Cash Flow • Decrease Expenses • Understand Reports Stop wondering where your business is financially. * We always start with 30 minutes of networking. I want to make sure you get a chance to connect with all of the amazing people that show up that day. Meet Amy Andersson Founder,CPA, MBA, Virtual CFO Running a business is an adventure! Founder Amy Andersson knows first hand how difficult it can be when the landscape is constantly changing, offering new challenges around every turn. In order to remain flexible and upbeat during tough times, Amy draws much of her business philosophy from her personal life. Always looking to grow, she loves to embark on new adventures.In the past few years Amy has driven a dogsledding team in subzero temperatures in Canada, climbed trees and rocks in Pennsylvania, bicycled in Europe and toured the Mediterranean from a cruise ship. With each adventure, she gains new insights into problem-solving and operational processes that she’s able to apply to her business and her clients’ businesses. This one is a not to miss event! They have a wealth of knowledge. RSVP now, we only have a certain number of seats in the room. When: Friday, March 18th - 8:30 am - 10:00 Where: HeadRoom 230 Sugartown Rd. #20 Wayne, PA 19087 Looking forward to seeing you there!

  • Entrepreneurs Guide to Increasing Sales

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    This Month's Topic: Entrepreneur's Guide To Increasing Sales This month we are lucky to be hosting Mark Kesti President of INNOVO, a firm that helps clients increase top line sales. Mark will share his 25 years of experience in helping businesses achieve rapid growth. Are you an entrepreneur or small business owner looking to increase sales? Mark will be sharing key strategies that you can easily implement to see real results in your business. You will not want to miss this one! * We always start with 30 minutes of networking. I want to make sure you get a chance to connect with all of the amazing people that show up that day. RSVP now, we only have a certain number of seats in the room. When: Friday, March 18th - 8:30 am - 10:00 Where: HeadRoom 230 Sugartown Rd. #20 Wayne, PA 19087 Looking forward to seeing you there! Check out Mark's Bio below. Mark Kesti is the President of INNOVO, a firm that helps clients increase top line sales. Mark has over 25 years of experience building, developing and leading sales, marketing and business development teams to achieve rapid growth. He has held sales and senior executive leadership positions overseeing US and international sales and marketing groups in Fortune 500 companies like GE, Omron and C R Bard. His diverse and accomplished background also includes Vice President, P&L and Corporate Officer leadership success with VC backed startups, small to mid-size turnarounds and private equity portfolio companies. Mark is a hands-on leader who believes in building process driven, high-performance cultures that are laser focused on maximizing revenue and profitability. Mark is a published author and recognized thought leader within the sales industry, where he has been a guest lecturer for the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and invited presenter at national and international sales conferences. Mark has also served as a Board or Advisory Board Member for the Eastern Technology Council, University City QED Program, GE Integration and Eagle Scout Review Board for the Chester County Council of the Boy Scouts of America. Mark lives in the Philadelphia, PA area with his wife, their two teenage sons and two dogs (Maverick and Goose). He enjoys participating in many activities including, tennis, fishing, camping, golf, skiing, snowboarding, and sporting clays, but mostly enjoys just being with friends and family. To learn more about Mark, check out INNOVO website http://innovo-sales.com/ or Mark’s LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-kesti-3772171) site, or give him a call at[masked] to explore how he can help your business grow.

  • Startup Story Time!

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    Start Up Story How is your social media knowledge? Can you do more to use this for lead generation? Want to hear how Chris launched his business and in just two months has 10,000 visitors hitting his site each month? This month the format will be our Startup story. I will interview a company about how they started their company, learning about their challenges, struggles as well as what action steps worked and how they have brought it to success! Since I am a big believer in mindset I will also be asking how they themselves had to grow to achieve what they have as well as what fears they had to overcome that led them to where they are today. * We always start with 30 minutes of networking. I want to make sure you get a chance to connect with all of the amazing people that show up that day. In the hot seat: Chris Zilles of Social Media Headquarters Social Media Headquarters® (HQ) is an online community of marketers, students, entrepreneurs, and digital enthusiasts. The focus is simple: to deliver the latest news, best practices, and emerging trends in social media and related topics. With the help of our team of contributors, the latest social know-how is always in reach. We're here to keep you on top of your game so you can maintain ongoing, valuable knowledge while making new relationships with thought leaders, bloggers, and companies. More about Chris Zilles... A passion for an industry simply cannot be ignored, and that’s the way it was for Chris Zilles and social media. After years of studying and working in marketing, his interest continued to grow and resulted in him creating Social Media Headquarters (HQ). Originally a social-media consulting agency, colleagues and teachers encouraged Chris to shift his focus to developing a community of knowledge instead. Since then, he’s created what is now a publishing platform for the digitally minded. In addition to running the business, Chris also enjoys speaking about the power of social media to students and professionals. He has spoken at NYC’s Fashion Institute of Technology, the New Jersey Work Environmental Council, Philadelphia’s Temple University and St. Joseph’s University and more. His goal is to help others grow professionally with the help of the latest tips and trends in social and digital marketing. RSVP now, we only have a certain number of seats in the room. When: Friday, October 21, - 8:30 am - 10:00 am Where: HeadRoom 230 Sugartown Rd. #20 Wayne, PA 19087 Looking forward to seeing you there!

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