Only 1.7% of female founders will break $1 million in annual revenue. Kara Brown, CEO of SmithBrown Marketing did just this in less than two years with an all-female team. SmithBrown is a full-service marketing firm specializing in B2B lead conversion, empowering business leaders to scale with proven marketing strategies and measured results through demand generation, strategy, social conversion, and execution. Brown had a robust corporate career before becoming an entrepreneur including startups, enterprise and being part of an IPO.
Kevin Center is the owner of PostNet Buckhead, a full-service provider of print and design solutions for small and mid-sized businesses. Basic print products include business cards, letterhead, envelopes, flyers, postcards, etc.; meanwhile PostNet also specializes in wide-format printing including posters, banners, signage and more. In addition to printing, PostNet provides related business services, such as package shipping, private mailboxes, notary services, and meeting space. PostNet Buckhead is a franchise within the PostNet International Franchise system. In addition to ownership of PostNet Buckhead, Kevin is also PostNet’s Area Developer for the Greater Atlanta region, with a territory including 11 metro area counties, along with Athens, GA and Macon, GA. In this role, Kevin is responsible for recruiting potential franchisee candidates, assisting candidates with the sales and exploration process, start-up support (including site selection, training, marketing) and ongoing consultative support. Kevin’s goal for the Atlanta region is 25 locations in the next 10-12 years. Beyond PostNet, Kevin is an active member and on the Board of Directors for the Buckhead Business Association (BBA). Personally, he is an Atlanta native, a resident of Brookhaven, and father of 3 children ranging in age from 4 to 9. They keep him busy, particularly with coaching their softball and football teams.
Troy Hipolito is a serial entrepreneur. He is the founder of ISO Interactive, a talented, driven and efficient team of developers with diverse skillsets. President of ReturnClient, bringing paying clients directly to small to medium businesses. And has a small slice of a Yoga Studio, but he can’t even touch his toes. Troy has a background in software development, UX/UI, project management and general software architecture. ReturnClient came out of a need to drive more customers in a more efficient manner. We built skilled teams and systems to create better conversations, relationships, and trust. If people trust you they will more likely do business with you.
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