05 Mar March 5, 2014 – Foodable Network’s Paul Barron & Birthing an Elephant Karin Abarbanel
Paul Barron is Founder of Foodable Network, the largest network of web shows for restaurant & hospitality. Foodable Network has a seven great blogs, city top 25 Restaurant rankings, and ten video channels! He is founder of industry leading FastCasual.com, QSRWeb.com, and DigitalCoCo. Forbes named him a Top 50 Power Influencers 2013 and 2012. He was awarded Restaurant Trendsetter of the Year in 2012 and is author of The Chipotle Effect: The changing landscape of the American Social Consumer and how Fast Casual is impacting the future of restaurants.
Karin Abarbanel – Owner of Abarbanel Communications and Author of Birthing the Elephant: The Woman’s Go-For-It! Guide to Overcoming the Big Challenges of Launching a Business – Highlight Here
Karin Abarbanel runs her own solo communications firm and knows firsthand the issues that female entreprneneurs face. Her most recent book, Birthing the Elephant, is a handbook for women entrepreneurs. It compares the 22 month elephant gestation period to four stages in the entrepreneurial cycle. She has written four other how-to books published by Warner, Henry Holt, Vanguard Press, and McGraw-Hill (pretty impressive!). She is a frequent speaker and inspires and arms women for the emotional roller coaster of being an entrepreneur. She was selected by Avon as spokeswoman for its “Corporation to Cottage” program and has appeared on ABC TV’s “Good Morning America,” CNBC, and Smart MonaeyTV.