After a very successful career in advertising and copy writing, Eric Knittel decided to spread his own entrepreneurial wings. His list of ad awards his extensive, Webby awards, Addy Awards, Telly Awards, etc. His new company, Weird Coupons, combines advertising and apps, to get appvertising, but for Austin businesses only. Weird Coupons is designed to fill the needs of the small guys, who can’t afford to pay most of their sales to the nasty group coupon companies, you know who we mean! Bootstrapping, Eric found a way to get this business off the ground, operating and create a smartphone app built for both platforms, iPhone and Android. Eric is also works with EFactor in Austin as Events Ambassador. We love EFactor events, a great way to meet other entrepreneurs!
Susan Thetford wore many hats, running multiple businesses when the bottom feel out in 2008-9. Now, she runs Susan Thetford Partners, which nurtures the development of women who want to build a business around the really important things in life, family, fun, and civic passions. (Hey, us men like that too!) She developed a team of independent professionals selling nationally known brands in a multi level format. Susan helps other women (hey, what about us men?!?) build businesses that can support their families. Its a very powerful message!
I love Candice Batts’ story, because she has a great, and has a great job. But she also runs a business on the side, Social Candi, and helps our sponsor EFactor with great events in Manhattan. Her company is a social marketing company specializing in growing online audiences with a unique approach to developing in-person engagement cycles. By combining marketing for live events and social media, her clients are able to build a boundless audience in niche markets. She also finds time to help Black Creatives, the premier network of multicultural talent, and a global network of over 6,000 professionals in advertising, PR, media, fashion, design, and other creative disciplines. Great job Candice!