By Phil Gibbs on July 2, 2010


The Bank of Nashville’s CEO CafÈ on August 10. The event, hosted by E|SPACES, will be facilitated by Jim Fuller and features Jim Lackey, former President & CEO of Passport Health Communications. He will be speaking on, “When and How to QUIT: How Successful Leaders Can Prepare for Their Transition Out of Leadership.” Question & answer panelists at the event include The Bank of Nashville Director & President of Compass Executives, LLC, Art Rebrovick, and Jane Hardy, Principal of Career Resources.

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Jeff Cornwall Joins Member Council

By Phil Gibbs on May 14, 2010


Jim Lackey, Chair of the E|SPACES Member Council, announces the addition of Jeff Cornwall to the Council. Dr. Cornwall is the Jack C. Massey Chair in Entrepreneurship and Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Belmont University. The Belmont program has received national recognition, including being featured by Fortune Magazine in 2010 as one of five universities studying entrepreneurship. Jeff’s blog, The Entrepreneurial Mind, is among the most popular with a focus on small business and entrepreneurship. The Entrepreneurial Mind is part of the Forbes blog network and was named by that magazine as a “Best of the Web.”  It is also syndicated by The Christian Science Monitor. Jeff is involved in the Nashville entrepreneurial community, serving as a Director of the Nashville Entrepreneur Center.  In addition to his academic career, for nine years Jeff served as co-founder and President/CEO of Atlantic Behavioral Health Systems, an operator of health care facilities and programs throughout North Carolina.

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A Place to Meet – 84 Days

By Phil Gibbs on April 9, 2010


With Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter, GoToMeeting, and new applications constantly coming online, is there still a need for face-to-face meetings?  The truth is probably not as much as a few years ago.  However, all you have to do is stop by any coffee shop or office building, and you will see a few people working alone, but many are meeting with another person or small group.  There are those times when a face-to-face meeting just seems to be required.  It is how business gets done, not to mention the social dimension of working directly with others.

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Mobile, Connected Professionals–87 Days

By Phil Gibbs on April 6, 2010


Only 87 days until mobile, connected professionals in Nashville have a new home.  So what is a mobile connected professional?  It is pretty simple–they move around a lot in their work and they stay connected to their colleagues and clients through the Web and cell technology.  They are consultants, sales reps, writers, designers, real estate agents, drug reps, entrepreneurs and even lawyers and accountants.  Virtually every area of business and the professions has a growing number of mobile, connected professionals.

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Opening Countdown 89 Days

By Phil Gibbs on April 4, 2010


Well it is official, E|SPACES is a Nashville-based  startup.  That is how the Tennessean described us.  It is really exciting to get our first mention in the press.  On Monday, an article appeared in the Tennessean about the Hill Center at Belle Meade being almost full, and we got a mention.  See – And, the really amazing thing is that they put the pipe (|) in  E|SPACES.

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Opening Countdown 90 Days

By Phil Gibbs on April 3, 2010


We are a day closer to the opening of E|SPACES in Nashville.  I met this morning with a friend in the music marketing business.  He really liked the concept and especially liked not having to sign a lease and the fact that parking is free.  He thought it was a good value and immediately identified two people for whom he thought it would be a fit.  He thought we should offer support for entrepreneurs as they work to get new businesses off the ground.

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