Corporate downsizing and the economic downturned has contributed to a record number of people starting small businesses and a phenomenon I call, Forced Entrepreneurship. The big issue is that not everyone is cut out to be an entrepreneur and there are some key differences between an entrepreneur and small business owner.
My guest is Charlie Paparelli, a 35 year veteran high-tech entrepreneur that has experienced 5 successful M&A exits and he has spent the last several decades mentoring entrepreneurs and investing in start-up companies.
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If you live in Chattanooga come be a part of our studio audience at the Camp House (1427 Williams St.). This event starts at 5PM and our show will go On-Air LIVE at 5:30 PM EST. This event is in partnership with the Chattanooga Tech Council and WPLZ News Talk 95.3 will also be broadcasting this event.
Seating for our Studio Audience is Limited so please RSVP on our Event Site to make sure you get a seat.
Charlie will share 35+ years of experience on the KEY Attributes that make Great Entrepreneurs and the Vital things you must do to Succeed. You will also learn key advice on raising early stage angel capital and venture capital rounds.
Ask Charlie questions during our show on Twitter using #SBRTALK.
Charlie is President and founder of Paparelli Ventures, a pre-formation investment company focused on entrepreneurs in the Atlanta technology market. PV has funded over 16 Atlanta startups in the last 15 years. Currently he is the managing partner of his two active investments, iPartners, LLC and Torad Engineering, LLC.
In addition, Charlie is the Chairman of High Tech Ministries the sponsors of the Atlanta High Tech Prayer Breakfast.
Charlie Paparelli is highly regarded as one of the best speakers on entrepreneurship and early stage investing and this is a MUST Show for any serious entrepreneur or small business owner looking to succeed in today’s highly competitive global economy.
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John H. Martin