There are so many pitfalls that a business can fall into while trying to grow from accelerator stage to real “small business” status. Our experts talk about the secrets and the biggest mistakes businesses make in trying to pass through this critical stage.
Alan Urech is Managing Partner and Principal at Stoney River Capital Partners LLC, an Angel-backed consultancy with over 17 direct partners. Using over 30 years of executive experience growing companies, he and his partners provide senior level business commercialization and exit strategies to rapidly expanding entrepreneurial growth companies. His support enables Stoney River Capital Partner’s (SRCP) client organizations to understand and methodically implement resource and team strategies during different business growth stages.
His background includes HBO & Company where he was part of a team that saw the organization’s expansion from an initial start-up of under $3 million to over $180 million dollars in revenue within 12 years. During this period, Mr. Urech was instrumental in developing very successful healthcare product lines which significantly expanded the Company’s overall profitability. HBOC was sold in 1998 for US$13.8 Billion to McKesson Corporation, starting their information technology division. Mr. Urech is an Instructor in Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business. He instructs multiple Graduate and Undergraduate level programs in entrepreneurship at the Herman J. Russell, Sr. International Center for Entrepreneurship. He is on numerous corporate and non-profit Boards including Blank Stage Productions, NuVision Pharmaceuticals, TAG Health, MIT Forum (Atlanta) Programs, Georgia State University Health Advisory Board, Digitainment Georgia and the Stage2 Business Accelerator. Alan Urech’s Segment
Charles H. Green is the Executive Director Small Business Finance Institute & Principal Charles Green & Company. Charles has worked in his parent’s small business from age 8, and attended many “board meetings” at the dinner table. Today he is an eminent authority on small business with 30+ years of advising, financing, and investing in business owners and entrepreneurs. He has experience as a commercial banker, venture capitalist, business advisor and business owner, and founded and served as President and CEO of an Atlanta bank. Charles has had clients from more than 30 countries and served as corporate director for several businesses in the U.S., Mexico, and Europe, including a NASDAQ-listed company.
Charles has authored five books about business financing and has been interviewed about the small business sector by CNN, CNBC, NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, Bloomberg, AP Radio, Business Radio, Business Week, Entrepreneur, Inc., Success, Essence, Crain’s Business, Fortune Small Business, Reuters, and other media outlets. He earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Alabama and completed the Stonier National Graduate School of Banking at the Wharton School of Business. He serves as a Director of the Atlanta Medical Center. In 2005 he was named the Financial Services Champion by the SBA – Georgia District. He resides in midtown Atlanta, recycles religiously, and attends theatre as often as possible.
Charles Green & Co provides strategic advice on debt and equity financing, resource planning, cash flow forecasting, capital adequacy, business tactics, corporate governance, organizational planning, and big ideas. The Small Business Finance Institute envisions becoming a national enterprise to teach entreprenuers how to better manage their business financially and navigate to optimal funding through education and information resources. Charles Green’s Segment
The Small Business Finance Institute is providing a seminar “Stepping Up to Business” on March 16, 2011 to help educate small business owners an opportunity to learn the insights on how to finance their enterprise. Register for this event by going to www.sbfi.org/registration
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