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We are a very diverse group of successful business owners and entrepreneurs and those working to achieve their goal of becoming an entrepreneur.
What: We are Entrepreneurs of Knoxville and we're dedicated to helping you be as successful as possible! Please check the FAQ section for some Frequently Asked Questions. Your Board of Directors is made up of volunteers with a passion for seeing entrepreneurs succeed! If you have any questions or comments, use the Feedback button.
When: Check the EVENTS tab for details and to RSVP
Quarterly day-long events with keynote speaker, breakout sessions, food & drink, networking.
Where: Our weekly Wednesday meetings are held at Cherokee Mills 2220 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville TN (the corner of Sutherland and Concord).
note: please park in the far side parking lot to the West. Do not park in the visitor spaces in the front of the building.
So, after spending literally my entire life in and around the used car dealership my family founded and still run here in Knoxville. I have garnered the courage to take the leap and chase my dream of starting my own dealership, which is a dream that has been in me since I was arranging my hot wheels to look like a car dealership. That's right my hot wheels where for sale not for play, yeah you guessed it, I was a slightly odd child.
My first business venture came at 7 when I would rummage around my father's dealership and round up any wheel lug nuts I could find and I would clean them up and set in front of our house trying to sell them. Most kids go with lemonade which is a safe play but I like to push the envelope and went with the "slightly" used lug nuts. I am not sure if it was my location…Continue
One of the skills that a business owner and/or entrepreneur needs to master is effective communication. We do it every day through conversation, email, phone calls, and the like. But, sometimes we can take for granted that the person we are sharing with is hearing and understanding what we are saying, when in fact, they understood something totally different from what we meant. This simple dynamic can and does create havoc in businesses every day. Let me share a metaphor with you.
Picture someone holding a ball - a baseball, a basketball, a soccer ball, whatever sport strikes your fancy. This person asks you what you see. If you are like most people, you will probably answer, “a ball”, and you would be right! But, in truth, you do not see a ball…. all you see is a…Continue
So I forgot to share this earlier, but if you haven't checked out LaunchRock.com you need to.
In 5 minutes, I created a splash page/signup page for one of my projects:
For free, in 5 minutes, and it looks great, it's mobile responsive, has a direct plugin to Google Analytics.
Oh ya, and it's free. ;)
Small business owners and entrepreneurs who use Twitter only as a marketing tool for their businesses are missing out. The microblogging service can also be a huge resource for them in the day-to-day operation of their business. However, business owners must know the right accounts to follow in order to benefit from all that Twitter can offer.
Here are 10 Twitter accounts that every small business owner and entrepreneur should be sure to follow.
Even though you can find Gene Marks' views on small business everywhere from The New York Times and Forbes to Inc. and the Huffington Post, it is his Twitter account that provides small business…Continue
I am currently launching a car dealership and we will are considering offering a 72 hour love it or leave it guarantee however we are needing help writing out the form that explains the guidelines and details of the program so that the client will…Continue
Has anyone used any of the internet fax services? I'm considering Nextiva, which has a box that allows you to connect your existing fax machine or All-in-one to the internet and send/receive faxes via email. If you have used this service or know of…Continue
Hi everyone,Most of you won't know me because Im a new member, but I am a Mechanical Engineering student at UT and I joined Entrepreneurs of Knoxville to be a part of this amazing entrepreneurial community in our city.I wanted to tell everyone about…Continue
Rocky Walls of 12 Stars Media in Indianapolis, received a nice write-up about his video business in the Indianapolis Star. He has some great entrepreneurial advice. He's one of the Indy entrepreneurs and Social Media folks I know there. …Continue
Thanks to everyone who participated in the online survey to help shape the future of EOK! We received 72 responses with some great feedback! We offered a prize to one lucky participant of an EOK swissmemory knife!
and our winner is...
To claim your prize, stop by the Taking IT Home shop in Sequoyah Hills, 1202 Kenesaw Ave, 37919. Thanks for helping with the survey! Still have something to say? We're continuing to collect feedback via this survey...http://bit.ly/eoksurvey