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MADISON, Ind. – As part of its effort to strengthen local businesses, the Madison Main Street Program has invited Indianapolis entrepreneur Kim Brand to make a presentation at the Lanier-Madison Visitors Center on Tuesday, April 24.
He’s calling his talk “Five Almost-Always Near-Fatal Mistakes to Avoid If You Run a Business.”
Coffee and refreshments will be available at 8 a.m. and Brand’s talk will begin at 8:30 a.m. The Visitors Center is located at 601 W. First St.
Brand is a dynamic speaker, according to Rhonda Deeg of the Main Street Program. She stated, “He’s very energetic, very positive. He really gives a positive presentation, with tips that anyone can use to be successful and stay successful as a small independent business.”
She added, “He provides a lot of information, resources and links that a person can actually get into on the computer and follow through with.”
Brand is a popular speaker on technology issues as well as business topics. He is the owner of two technology businesses. He volunteers for the Business Ownership Initiative and speaks to groups of people of who want to start a business, mostly on the subject of sales and marketing.
“These are challenging times,” says Brand. “But the trend is at least positive for many businesses. And there has never been a greater abundance of information, training, resources and opportunity for entrepreneurs who know where to look for it.”
He says, “About the only thing that qualifies me to speak to anybody is the possibility that due to the large number of mistakes I’ve made starting businesses, developing products and attempting to sell them there might be some lessons to pass along.” He jokes, “I’m sure I’m not done making mistakes, so the lectures might turn into a series.”
Using humor and a wealth of real-world examples, Brand speaks to business people about experiences they will recognize. An entrepreneur for more than 30 years, Brand is president of Computer Experts Inc. and CEO/founder of File Safe Server.
Brand describes himself as a “writer, thinker and idea savant.” His business blog, “Promiscuous Curiosities,” is available at www.kimbrand.com.
The Madison Main Street Program is hosting this program as part of its effort to strengthen the local business community. The effort is funded with conomic impact mitigation funding from the Madison-Milton bridge project.