Welcome to E.O.K.

Who:  We are a very diverse group of successful business owners and entrepreneurs and those working to achieve their goal of becoming an entrepreneur.

Why:  We believe we all learn something from each other...no matter if you're on your 1st startup or your 101st.  We believe no one person has all the answers...it is impossible to build a company without help.

How:  Weekly tech talks published via YouTube, Ustream, and iTunes.  Monthly Lunch-n-Learn events; Scheduled crowd-sourcing; Peer Groups; Pub Nights.

What:  A non-profit focused on helping each member build successful startups through peer education and support.  

Please check the FAQ section if you have Questions. Your Board of Directors is made up of volunteers with a passion for seeing entrepreneurs succeed!

When:  Check the EVENTS tab for details and to RSVP

Monthly Lunch-n-Learn every 2nd Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.  Quarterly "New Member Orientation". Weekly Podcast.

Annual CELEBRATION

Where: Our monthly Wednesday meetings are held at Cherokee Mills 2220 Sutherland Ave., Knoxville TN (the corner of Sutherland and Concord).

EOK Videos

EoK Episode 208 (Web Talk)

In this week's episode, Leo and Janet will discuss the details of maintaining a website for your business. Topics will include platforms for website hosting, methods of tracking website visitation, and much more.

Cast: Entrepreneurs of Knoxville

Tags: website, talk, leo, janet, eok, entrepreneur, knoxville, podcast and web

EoK Episode 207 (Meet and Greet)

This week, like the first week of each month, EoK will host a meet and greet. Members will take turns presenting to the group about their lives and careers.

Cast: Entrepreneurs of Knoxville

Tags: meet, greet, eok, entrepreneur, knoxville, speed, round, interviews and podcast

EoK Episode 218 (Meet and Greet)

Shifting slightly from the normal structure of meet and greet Wednesdays, this week, the EoK podcast will be comprised of impromptu interviews. Members will take turns questioning one another to familiarize themselves with both the interview process and their fellow members.

Cast: Entrepreneurs of Knoxville

Tags: meet, greet, eok, entrepreneur, knoxville, speed, round, interviews and podcast

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Kerri Karel's Friends

  • Kyle McClain
  • Amanda L Martin
  • Victoria Caldwell
  • Brett Burdick
  • Tim Andrew
  • Mickeeya Murray Harrison
  • Robert Steich
  • Jonathan Foster
  • David Jung
  • Scott Parisi
  • Michael (Mike) Jefferson Akers
  • Eric Dobson
  • Preston Garland
  • Peter L. Brewer
  • Mark Armstrong

Latest Activity

Leonard Knight is attending Kerri Karel's event
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October Meet-n-Greet at "Cherokee Mills"

October 2, 2013 from 9am to 10am
Our monthly Meet-n-Greet is set for October 2.  EOK members will have the opportunity to talk about their business from the podium.  Arrive at 8:30 am and mingle with other EOK Members and guests. The program will begin at 9:00 am.See More
Oct 2, 2013
Mary Gibson Edwards is attending Kerri Karel's event
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October Meet-n-Greet at "Cherokee Mills"

October 2, 2013 from 9am to 10am
Our monthly Meet-n-Greet is set for October 2.  EOK members will have the opportunity to talk about their business from the podium.  Arrive at 8:30 am and mingle with other EOK Members and guests. The program will begin at 9:00 am.See More
Sep 6, 2013
Leonard Knight is attending Kerri Karel's event
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August Meet-n-Greet at "Knoxville Entrepreneur Center"

August 7, 2013 from 9am to 10am
Our monthly Meet-n-Greet is set for August 7.  EOK members will have the opportunity to talk about their business from the podium.  Arrive at 8:30 am and mingle with other EOK Members and guests. The program will begin at 9:00 am.See More
Aug 2, 2013
Kerri Karel's event was featured
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August Meet-n-Greet at "Knoxville Entrepreneur Center"

August 7, 2013 from 9am to 10am
Our monthly Meet-n-Greet is set for August 7.  EOK members will have the opportunity to talk about their business from the podium.  Arrive at 8:30 am and mingle with other EOK Members and guests. The program will begin at 9:00 am.See More
Aug 1, 2013
Victoria Caldwell is attending Kerri Karel's event
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August Meet-n-Greet at "Knoxville Entrepreneur Center"

August 7, 2013 from 9am to 10am
Our monthly Meet-n-Greet is set for August 7.  EOK members will have the opportunity to talk about their business from the podium.  Arrive at 8:30 am and mingle with other EOK Members and guests. The program will begin at 9:00 am.See More
Jul 31, 2013
Janet Edkins is attending Kerri Karel's event
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August Meet-n-Greet at "Knoxville Entrepreneur Center"

August 7, 2013 from 9am to 10am
Our monthly Meet-n-Greet is set for August 7.  EOK members will have the opportunity to talk about their business from the podium.  Arrive at 8:30 am and mingle with other EOK Members and guests. The program will begin at 9:00 am.See More
Jul 29, 2013
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Empowered Teen Entrepreneurship Camp 2013 at University of Tennessee

July 14, 2013 to July 19, 2013
The Second Annual Empowered Teen Entrepreneurship CampSee More
Jul 17, 2013
Sheree "Reedie" Dixson is attending Kerri Karel's event
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August Meet-n-Greet at "Cherokee Mills"

August 7, 2013 from 9am to 10am
Our monthly Meet-n-Greet is set for August 7.  EOK members will have the opportunity to talk about their business from the podium.  Arrive at 8:30 am and mingle with other EOK Members and guests. The program will begin at 9:00 am.See More
Jul 11, 2013
Ken Morrow is attending Kerri Karel's event
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June Meet-n-Greet at "Cherokee Mills"

June 5, 2013 from 9am to 10am
Our monthly Meet-n-Greet is set for June 5.  EOK members will have the opportunity to talk about their business from the podium.  Arrive at 8:30 am and mingle with other EOK Members and guests. The program will begin at 9:00 am.See More
Jun 4, 2013
Donna Walker is attending Kerri Karel's event
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June Meet-n-Greet at "Cherokee Mills"

June 5, 2013 from 9am to 10am
Our monthly Meet-n-Greet is set for June 5.  EOK members will have the opportunity to talk about their business from the podium.  Arrive at 8:30 am and mingle with other EOK Members and guests. The program will begin at 9:00 am.See More
May 28, 2013
Donna Walker and Tim Andrew are attending Kerri Karel's event
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Ah-Ha Moments and Cool Things Learned at "Cherokee Mills"

May 29, 2013 from 9am to 10am
EOK is full of smart, talented and creative people. Come share an Ah-Ha moment you had this week or something cool you learned.  The great thing is that you get to hear the Ah-Ha moments of your fellow EOK members as well.See More
May 28, 2013
Ken Morrow might attend Kerri Karel's event
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Ah-Ha Moments and Cool Things Learned at "Cherokee Mills"

May 29, 2013 from 9am to 10am
EOK is full of smart, talented and creative people. Come share an Ah-Ha moment you had this week or something cool you learned.  The great thing is that you get to hear the Ah-Ha moments of your fellow EOK members as well.See More
May 28, 2013
Leonard Knight is attending Kerri Karel's event
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June Meet-n-Greet at "Cherokee Mills"

June 5, 2013 from 9am to 10am
Our monthly Meet-n-Greet is set for June 5.  EOK members will have the opportunity to talk about their business from the podium.  Arrive at 8:30 am and mingle with other EOK Members and guests. The program will begin at 9:00 am.See More
May 24, 2013
Leonard Knight is attending Kerri Karel's event
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Ah-Ha Moments and Cool Things Learned at "Cherokee Mills"

May 29, 2013 from 10am to 11am
EOK is full of smart, talented and creative people. Come share an Ah-Ha moment you had this week or something cool you learned.  The great thing is that you get to hear the Ah-Ha moments of your fellow EOK members as well.See More
May 24, 2013
Leonard Knight is attending Kerri Karel's event

EOK Guest Interview at "Cherokee Mills - The Mill Room"

May 22, 2013 from 9am to 10am
Leo had the pleasure of meeting with our friend, Carl Papa, last week to discuss the future of Pin High Pro.  Today, Leo is crowd-sourcing marketing/sales ideas for Carl's product, Pocket Pin High Pro!See More
May 19, 2013
Kerri Karel's 3 events were featured
May 17, 2013

Kerri Karel's Discussions

Looking for exceptional SEO provider

Started this discussion. Last reply by Leonard Knight Jul 16, 2012. 2 Replies

Any suggestions on an exceptional SEO provider? I am looking to talk with someone about SEO for a national B2B company in the health and safety space.I am looking for recommendations of companies YOU…Continue

What's in a Name?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mary C. Weaver, CSCS Jul 7, 2012. 3 Replies

I have a client who is looking to name a new division.  You can help by giving your feedback on a short list of names.  It will take less than a minute. …Continue

 

Kerri Karel

Profile Information

How did you find EOK?
Karen Sprinkle
Who are you? What do you do? Tell us a little about you...

From everyone who has been given much, much will be required. It was my pleasure to serve on the EOK Board of Directors for a number of years. I love the heart of EOK - members helping members to build their skills as an entrepreneur.

My passion, both personally and professionally, is to use my experience to benefit others. In addition to my service for EOK I work with small business owners to develop and implement achievable and effective marketing strategies.

I am a marketing and project management professional with over 22 years of experience in online and traditional marketing; business strategy; ecommerce strategy; software project management and conference/event planning.

In 2000 I finished my MBA while I was a single mom and working full time. I also have a BA in Organizational Communication from the University of New Mexico.

Personally, I work with women who are looking to strengthen their walk with God and break the chains of destructive life patterns. I serve in my church (Faith Promise Church) in as a coach to small group leaders and oversee a multi-campus class for new believers.
Where can we find you on the web?
http://kerrikarel.com/
http://www.facebook.com/kerri.karel
http://www.twitter.com/kkarel
http://www.linkedin.com/in/kerrikarel
https://plus.google.com/u/0/106462507092968214773
Email, Phone, etc. (Shared with all visitors)
EOK email: kerri@eokhq.com
Secondary email: kerri@keyelements.tv
Phone: 865.804.2566
Linkedin Profile URL
http://linkedin.com/in/kerrikarel
Twitter URL (add "twitter.com/")
http://twitter.com/kkarel
Google+
http://plus.google.com/u/0/106462507092968214773
Facebook Business Page
http://www.facebook.com/keyelementsmarketing
How do you plan to participate?
Attend meetings, Social events, Social media, Online, All of the Above
Key Search Terms - Use this section to list specific key phrases describing your business. The more specific the better. This will help someone find you better using the search function.
marketing, social media, strategy, ecommerce, consultant, coach, project management, online marketing, communication, marketing communications, corporate communications, process flow, project management, business strategy
What role have you played in a Start-up?
Business Lead, Manager, Marketing
How has EOK helped you?
Shared Resources

Kerri Karel's Blog

EOK 3rd Quarter Workshop

Posted on June 4, 2012 at 2:30pm 4 Comments

The EOK 3rdQuarter Workshop is fast approaching.  Mark your calendars now for Tuesday, July 10.  We have an excellent speaker lineup and great food planned for the event. EOK members receive a 50% discount off the ticket price ($25.00). …

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What is holding you back?

Posted on August 4, 2011 at 10:24am 2 Comments

In both our personal and professional live I am certain each of us has at least one thing that holds us back from reaching the “next level”.  That next level is different for each of us.

 

In working with and talking to many small business owners and entrepreneurs I see the same obstacles repeatedly.  This is a great exercise for me to look at my own business and think critically about what is holding me back from my next level.

 

Recurring obstacles I…

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Communication is essential in Project Management

Posted on April 5, 2011 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

If projects are not managed well, clients and employees alike may not be happy or productive.

 

A key element to solid project management is communication.  Goals and expectations must be clearly communicated.  If the…

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Weigh Your Words

Posted on March 22, 2011 at 4:26pm 0 Comments

Did I Say That?

 

I read several articles and blog posts today about the marketing firm employee who Tweeted on behalf of Chrysler.  I won’t rehash the entire story (you…

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