By Casey Briody on February 24, 2015
Last Friday we were honored to welcome Kim Riley, President of Hylant Nashville, to a standing room only crowd for the first Williamson County Chamber of Commerce First Friday of 2015. Kim’s topic “Network Your Way Into Success” had the crowd of 100+ eagerly taking notes for reference for their next networking event. Kim shared tips from how to own the room when you walk in, down to the type of shoes you wear. Riley’s own personal struggle to network when starting out allowed many in the crowd to relate, and realize networking is all about being prepared. Most importantly, you must know exactly what you want to achieve from each networking event. Kim breaks her networking techniques into three different categories: Networking 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0
By Phil Gibbs on February 16, 2015
The general consensus is that corporate generated disruptive innovations need to move outside of normal operations in order to thrive. The evidence is clear that a corporation’s current operations and natural commitment to its best customers will suppress and kill most innovations that can drive real growth. This is not a death sentence for disruptive innovation, but does mandate a strategic approach on the part of senior leadership. Most executives are in their roles because they are good at executing and scaling. But what are the options for those who have entrepreneurial skills and aspirations? They make ideal candidates to lead disruptive innovations that corporations desperately need.
By Paul Hickey on December 9, 2014
Far and away, time and time again, the number one challenge for businesses trying to build an effective social media presence is their own outlook on how they need to build the content strategy. The perception is that it has to be a self-serving marketing-based strategy in order to drive traffic and help increase revenue.
By Dan Ryan on November 20, 2014
Teams – we all hear about them, participate in them, live with them and die with them. We almost cannot function unless we are part of a team. With all of this work done in teams, I still scratch my head when I see how little people do to help make their teams successful.
By Casey Briody on November 11, 2014
Just days after the election, we were honored to welcome Senator Bob Corker to E|SPACES for the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce First Friday event. Senator Corker starts by sharing how humbled he is by the result of the election and addresses the frustration that some feel by the lack of progress being made in our nation’s capital. With a few initial comments, he opens the floor to a full house of business men and women eager to hear from the Senator.
By Casey Briody on October 14, 2014
When you imagine the typical workspace, do you picture a 5 by 5 cubicle with fluorescent lighting overhead and filing cabinets at your side? Do you ever wonder what the future of the workplace will look like? E|SPACES had the honor of hosting three panelists who are having a big impact on the evolution of the workplace. Our panelists included Jennie Tatum, Scott Henson, and Brian Weldy who all shared how they are making positive changes in order to improve the workplace.
By Phil Gibbs on August 19, 2014
Whether you are an entrepreneur doing a traditional startup or a corporate executive looking to create your company’s next great product or service, you have to start somewhere. I know—that is profound. But really, it is at the root of most entrepreneurial and corporate innovation failures. We simply never start!
By Casey Briody on August 7, 2014
One of the greatest things about working in a shared office space is being able to witness bright minds plant a seed and watch it grow, something that Nashville is seeing a lot of these days. For those of you who were not able to join us last Thursday and indulge in the delicious spread Puffy Muffin prepared, our former member Nick Yaeger stopped in to share his road to success. Nick is the CEO of Checkd.in, a local company that specializes in the world of data marketing. The company most recently won Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest competition here in Nashville.
By Casey Briody on June 18, 2014
Today many people struggle managing work life balance in order to make the deadline, advance, or because they simply enjoy what they do. Whatever the reasoning may be, it is possible to balance your home and work life. Entrepreneurs especially feel the pain of overworking themselves in order to make their dreams a reality. Many will do whatever it takes to build their business, something Dr. Jeff Cornwall can relate to.
By Casey Briody on June 11, 2014
Alex Tolbert, founder of Bernard Health joined the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce and business leaders at E|SPACES Cool Springs this past Friday to share an update on health reform. Alex Tolbert gave the rundown on what’s to come in the world of healthcare and how individuals can benefit from the current healthcare opportunities.