||I was involved with the SEED Program in its early days, and enjoyed having input into the creation of the program as well as the one-on-one interactions with these budding entrepreneurs. It’s hard to measure the true effect of a support program such as this, but we unquestionably had a positive impact on the success of these individuals’ businesses. The advice provided right at the beginning, followed by training and accountability, helped to assure that they were on the right track. And, sharing my own personal experiences as a business owner and seeing them learn from these was very gratifying for me. Lastly, hearing about their many challenges and watching them work through them gave me important insights and a greater appreciation, and I use both on a daily basis in the marketing work that I do.
Director of Marketing & Membership Sales at the Albany JCC
Executive MBA-Marketing, 2011