Contact Us

Use the form on the right to contact us.

You can edit the text in this area, and change where the contact form on the right submits to, by entering edit mode using the modes on the bottom right. 

           

123 Street Avenue, City Town, 99999

(123) 555-6789

email@address.com

 

You can set your address, phone number, email and site description in the settings tab.
Link to read me page with more information.

entreprenerdcover.png

Entreprenerd

2016 Belmont Alumni Gift Guide

Belmont ETP

Check out these gift ideas created by Belmont entrepreneurs!

1) The INSTRUMENT 1artiphon.com
2) Gift Card biscuitlove.com
3) Love/Home Tee  ethiolicious.com
4) Home The Nashville Native Print homesweethomecompany.com
5) The Original Bell Jar Table Lamp southernlightselectric.com
6) Dixie Dozen nashvillecookiecompany.com
7) 2 oz. Jar of Raw Wildflower Honey woodbinehoneyco.com
8) twist stacker  bare slvr stacker tiny dot stacker considerthewldflwrs.com
9) Mid Century Triangle Shelves southandseadesign.com
10) Smart Tracker ankr.com
11) Instrument Cable runwayaudio.com (current students)

Accelerator Student Spotlight: Kendall Warren

Belmont ETP

We are highlighting our student entrepreneurs who are members of the Accelerator program. The Accelerator is for any Belmont undergraduate student who is launching or running a business. This program is for students who are dedicated to learning and growing a business. Membership includes dedicated office space, consistent time with our Entrepreneur in Residence Shawn Glinter, and resources and opportunities to take your business to the next level!

Screen Shot 2016-11-11 at 9.50.57 AM.png
 

Kendall Warren is a Senior journalism and entrepreneurship major from New Braunfels, Texas. She is the founder of Gift Box Drop.

What does your business do?

Gift Box Drop will be an online retail store offering a unique gifting experience that will enhance the ability to give quality gifts. Each box will be filled with a variety of items, allowing customers to pick the box that fits the event, such as weddings, new babies, Father’s day, etc. We will offer a fast and simple service by allowing people to place the order online and ship the gift directly to the recipient. The company will offer one-time gift boxes while also offering the unique experience to give one-year subscription gifts. We also plan to target the corporate market and partner with companies to provide them with boxes to gift to clients/sponsors. We would like Gift Box Drop to be an experience for our customers and ease the gift giving process.

How long have you been working on this business?

1 year.

Did you always know you wanted to start a business? If not, when did you realize it?

My father was an entrepreneur, so from an early age I was surrounded by the atmosphere and challenges. He used to drive my sister and I around with him to each of his stores and give us ‘mini’ business quizzes pertaining to all kinds of topics concerning that store. I remember always wanting to own my own companies like my father but I had no idea what kind.

Where do you hope your business will be at the end of the year in The Accelerator?

I hope my company will be ready to launch or already launched.

Favorite class ever?

My favorite class ever at Belmont was Entrepreneurial Financial Management taught by Jose Gonzalez. At first, I was intimidated by what I had heard from past students and by Jose. However, I quickly realized I loved the process of laying out the business plan and the research. I do not think I have ever put that much time into one class, but I loved it.

Did you have any crazy business ideas as a kid?

I always wanted to own a firework stand or a business where you could dive with sharks. From a young age I was obsessed with those two things.

Who is your biggest inspiration in business?

My grandfather is my biggest inspiration in business. He has grown his construction company in the last 30 years to incorporate many different companies. He always found a way to balance work and his personal life while always trying to do the right thing. His company is known for the customer service and integrity.

What business or product do you wish had been your idea?

This is a hard question because I feel so many businesses I see I think, “Wow, what a great idea!” I have always wanted to open a company selling quality casual clothing like Athleta. I wish I would have opened Athleta and capitalized on the trends of casual clothing. I still hope one day to open a business similar to Athleta but vastly different in a few areas.

Advice for other student entrepreneurs?

The biggest piece of advice I would tell other student entrepreneurs is to not be afraid to ask for help and talk to as many people as you can. What I’ve realized when trying to figure out problems I run into is that most people are willing and want to help. I have met extraordinary people along the way so far and am excited to see where else it leads me. I also would tell student entrepreneurs to surround themselves with people who are going to challenge them and try to push them beyond their comfort level. Finally, I would stress the importance of just doing it. Don’t over think it. Just execute and do it.

Find Gift Box Drop online:

Website

Twitter

Facebook

Instagram

Pinterest

Accelerator Student Spotlight: Andrew Cranny

Belmont ETP

We are highlighting our student entrepreneurs who are members of the Accelerator program. The Accelerator is for any Belmont undergraduate student who is launching or running a business. This program is for students who are dedicated to learning and growing a business. Membership includes dedicated office space, consistent time with our Entrepreneur in Residence Shawn Glinter, and resources and opportunities to take your business to the next level!

Chapel LLc.jpg

Andrew Cranny is a Junior Music Business major from Charleston, South Carolina. He is currently working to start Chapel, LLC.

What does your business do?

We are a company opening a concert venue in town, capturing both the energy of our favorite house shows and the professionalism of much larger venues.

How long have you been working on this business?

Chapel was first conceived in the summer of 2016, and the business was officially started in September.

Did you always know you wanted to start a business? If not, when did you realize it?

I did not always know that I wanted to start a business, but as I realized that I had the capability to do it as well as friends who would support me, I decided that I should just go for it.

Where do you hope your business will be at the end of the year in The Accelerator?

By the end of this year, I want Chapel to have a physical location and for over half of our predicted shows to be booked by third parties.

Favorite class ever?

My favorite class I’ve taken is probably an introduction-level philosophy class that I took at my last school. It was the first class to really introduce me to my right brain and allow me to explore it, which I have been able and excited to continue doing since.

Who is your biggest inspiration in business?

I think my father is my biggest inspiration in business. I always knew that he was talented and successful but he sacrificed that to raise my brother and me. Then when we were old enough, he went back into business and I was lucky enough to get a chance to work with him and see how someone manages a company.

What business or product do you wish had been your idea?

Snapchat: the idea is so simple and yet they were able to create something that no one even realized they needed or wanted.

Advice for other student entrepreneurs?

If I could give any advice, it would be to just go for it. For me, I met a friend in DECA who had had the courage to open his own business, and that’s what inspired me to start my company. Realize that there will probably never be a time where you feel that all of the external circumstances are perfect for you to become an entrepreneur, or that you are personally completely ready to take that step. But I decided, even with both of those factors, that I should just go for it.

Accelerator Student Spotlight: Jessica Christian

Belmont ETP

We will be highlighting our student entrepreneurs who are members of the Accelerator program. The Accelerator is for any Belmont undergraduate student who is launching or running a business. This program is for students who are dedicated to learning and growing a business. Membership includes dedicated office space, consistent time with our Entrepreneur in Residence Shawn Glinter, and resources and opportunities to take your business to the next level!

IMG_0008.PNG

Jessica Christian is Freshman studying entrepreneurship and dance from Nashville, TN. She is currently founding RoyalFlush Athletics.

What does your business do?

RoyalFlush is an athletic and fitness company that designs fitness wear built for ANY type of physical activity. It also 100% customizable.

How long have you been working on this business?

Almost 2 years.

Did you always know you wanted to start a business? If not, when did you realize it?

No, I realized I wanted to be the owner of my own company when I found out I hated working for other people.

Where do you hope your business will be at the end of the year in The Accelerator?

I hope The Accelerator gives me a stepping stool to actually get RoyalFlush off the ground and hopefully be up and running.

Favorite class ever?

The Dance Experience

Did you have any crazy business ideas as a kid?

Yes, I wanted to create a popsicle that never melted.

Who is your biggest inspiration in business?

My biggest inspiration in business would be Rihanna, she balances her music career as well as running her own record label and clothing line.

What business or product do you wish had been your idea?

I wish I was the creator of the iPhone, they make a ton of money.

Advice for other student entrepreneurs?

My advice for other students is greatness takes time, pain, and patients. An elephant is one of the biggest and most respected animals. When they give birth it takes two year but the outcome is beautiful, Just wait and trust the process.

Accelerator Student Spotlight: Ian Rodriguez

Belmont ETP

We are highlighting our student entrepreneurs who are members of the Accelerator program. The Accelerator is for any Belmont undergraduate student who is launching or running a business. This program is for students who are dedicated to learning and growing a business. Membership includes dedicated office space, consistent time with our Entrepreneur in Residence Shawn Glinter, and resources and opportunities to take your business to the next level!

Ian Rodriguez is a Senior Audio Engineering Technology major from Columbus, Georgia. He is a co-founder and COO of Innovo Music Management.

What does your business do?

We are a multi-faceted music management and booking company.

How long have you been working on this business?

About 2 years now.

Did you always know you wanted to start a business? If not, when did you realize it?

Definitely not, it kind of just happened and turns out we are good at it!

Where do you hope your business will be at the end of the year in The Accelerator?

Hopefully, we can establish roots as a professional business to the entire city of Nashville and work with artists beyond the boundaries of Tennessee.

Favorite class ever?

Sound Design for Picture

Did you have any crazy business ideas as a kid?

Not really. The whole business side of me came out when I transferred to Belmont University. Never thought I would be good at it.

Who is your biggest inspiration in business?

Biggest inspiration is Elon Musk from Tesla and SpaceX.

What business or product do you wish had been your idea?

Tesla

Advice for other student entrepreneurs?

My advice is have an experienced mentor. Someone who can steer you in the right direction can help accelerate the growth of your business and keep you from making big mistakes.

Find Innovo Management online:

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Accelerator Student Spotlight: Emily Waddell of the Honest Consumer

Belmont ETP

We will be highlighting our student entrepreneurs who are members of the Accelerator program. The Accelerator is for any Belmont undergraduate student who is launching or running a business. This program is for students who are dedicated to learning and growing a business. Membership includes dedicated office space, consistent time with our Entrepreneur in Residence Shawn Glinter, and resources and opportunities to take your business to the next level!

Emily Waddell is a junior Social Entrepreneurship major from Dallas, Texas. Her blog, The Honest Consumer informs readers on the power of their consumer choices.

What does your business do?

The Honest Consumer shares the stories of social enterprises, spreads the word about ethically made goods, and empowers consumers.

How long have you been working on this business?

7 months

Did you always know you wanted to start a business? If not, when did you realize it?

Yes, I've always had an creative, entrepreneurial mindset even from the time I was a kid.

Where do you hope your business will be at the end of the year in The Accelerator?

At the end of the Accelerator I hope to have gained some knowledge on how to successfully grow The Honest Consumers following. I also hope to network through the Accelerator to meet passionate entrepreneurs who can share their success and struggles with me, so I am able to keep their stories in mind throughout my entrepreneurial journey.

Favorite class ever?

Intro to Social Entrepreneurship

Did you have any crazy business ideas as a kid?

I had so many crazy business ideas as a kid. When I was in first grade I made and sold bracelets to my friends and family members in order to save up for my first American Girl doll. Even before my bracelet business, my best friend and I would collect all the pencils around the house and when our parents needed a writing utensil we would sell the pencils back for a quarter each....Maybe not the most ethical of my entrepreneurial ventures, haha. In elementary school I also started "Fuzzy Flipflops" where I added fringe and sparkle to flip flops and sold them to my friends. 

Who is your biggest inspiration in business?

Dale Partridge is one of my business inspirations. I think he did a wonderful job developing Sevenly and now that he has moved away from Sevenly he is always giving good advice to other entrepreneurs trough social media. His book People Over Profit is a must read when developing a new company.

What business or product do you wish had been your idea?

I wish I had the idea to start CAUSEBOX, a subscription box of socially conscious items. I love researching socially conscious brands and would have had so much fun picking out the items to ship in the box. I love the exciting feeling of receiving my CAUSEBOX each quarter and wish I could have helped bring that excitement to others.

Advice for other student entrepreneurs?

Go for it. You don't want to be wondering what could've been if don't take the risk of starting you business. You never know, it just might be a success. Even if it's not a success the first time, you learn so much from the journey that can help you grow your next entrepreneurial venture.

Find The Honest Consumer online:

Website

Facebook

Tumblr

Instagram

Twitter

Accelerator Student Spotlight: Madison Barefield of Nomad Coffee Company

Belmont ETP

We will be highlighting our student entrepreneurs who are members of the Accelerator program. The Accelerator is for any Belmont undergraduate student who is launching or running a business. This program is for students who are dedicated to learning and growing a business. Membership includes dedicated office space, consistent time with our Entrepreneur in Residence Shawn Glinter, and resources and opportunities to take your business to the next level!

nomad.png

Madison Barefield is a junior Social Entrepreneurship major from Johns Creek, GA. Together with Anna Halaburt she runs Nomad Coffee Company.

What does your business do?

We are a public benefit corporation that sells ethically sourced coffee and gives a portion of our profits to organizations fighting human trafficking.

How long have you been working on this business?

Since March 2016

Did you always know you wanted to start a business? If not, when did you realize it?

I have had this dream since freshmen year (2014) but never actually thought it would come to fruition.  After taking business classes and talking to some encouraging entrepreneurs, I started to believe that this was something I could do.

Where do you hope your business will be at the end of the year in The Accelerator?

We have many goals but two of our main ones are being able to do regular pop-up events and grow our social media presence.

Favorite class ever?

Faith and Pop Culture, Faith and Justice and Human Diversity (I couldn’t pick just one)

Did you have any crazy business ideas as a kid?

I wanted to be Brittany Spears, does that count?

Who is your biggest inspiration in business?

Nisolo.  I love Nisolo.  The best shoes you will ever buy

In the same market as Nomad, Crema is a huge inspiration.  The way they treat and interact with their farmers as well as roast coffee in-house is amazing.  And their coffee is consistently AMAZING.

What business or product do you wish had been your idea?

Nisolo or Everlane for sure.

Advice for other student entrepreneurs?

You don’t have to have everything figured out.  I don’t at all.  If you are passionate and eager to learn that is all that matters. 

Find Nomad Coffee Co. online:

Website

Facebook

Twitter

ENTREPRENERDIAL INSPIRATION

Belmont ETP

Hi there! 

We at the Belmont Entrepreneurship Department want to meet our students where they are, providing resources through everything from learning experiences and coffee hours to publishing thought-provoking content.  Fortunately, the defining characteristics of "thought-provoking content" tend to encompass a wide range of possibilities... so like any good entrepreneur, expect (and embrace!) the unexpected.  We enjoy running around, talking to people, gathering wisdom, staying aware, and having fun with the opportunities we've been given at this unique university, in this incredible city.   If you're interested in joining the club (aka HAVE AN IDEA YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE? WANNA WRITE WITH US?), just shoot an email to belmontetp@belmont.edu. Alright, that's all for now.  I'm just going to leave this here. It's from a guy who had a few things figured out.


Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.   (Steve Jobs)