011: Build a business foundation for growth and success with funding strategist, Ron Flavin

Ron Flavin started his entrepreneurial career when he launched and grew a chain of retail stores in the Midwest at the age of 21. From there, he launched a manufacturing company that sold products to Wal-Mart, Walgreens and other large retailers. Over the course of his entrepreneurial career, he realized that his passion was to help others launch their businesses, and take them to the next level. Since working with fellow business owners, Ron has secured over $200 million in funding for his clients, and has influenced the decisions of other investors that have awarded over $1 billion in funding for various start-ups. Ron works with clients around the globe, and has a special interest in supporting fellow out bosses and LGBTQ owned businesses.

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Questions Answered in this Episode

·      Who is Ron Flavin?

·      What does his business do?

·      Why is it important to stay true to your business values?

·      What does it mean to take responsibility to reach your business dreams?

·      How can you get in touch with Ron?

Resources Shared in this Episode

·      Visit Ron’s website: http://rflavin.com/

·      Connect with Ron on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rflavin  

·      Read Ron’s Book Recommendation, The Obstacle is the Way: https://goo.gl/xDAtRC

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Rhodes Perry

Rhodes Perry is a nationally recognized expert on LGBTQ and social justice public policy matters, with two decades of leadership experience innovating strategy management, policy and program solutions for corporations, government agencies, and non-profit organizations. At his core, Rhodes is an entrepreneur, where he most recently established Rhodes Perry Consulting, LLC, a national diversity and inclusion consulting firm that uses an intersectional approach to collaborate with leaders on creating solutions in the practice areas of strategy management, issue advocacy, and stakeholder engagement. Previously, Rhodes founded the Office of LGBTQ Policy & Practice at the New York City Administration for Children’s Services, and prior to this assignment he served as the founding Director of Policy at PFLAG National where he led the policy strategy and advocacy efforts for the organization’s 350 chapters. He cut his teeth serving as a Program Examiner at the White House Office of Management & Budget, where he improved upon federal benefit programs designed to provide assistance to low-income communities. Rhodes earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Gender Studies from the University of Notre Dame, and obtained a Master of Public Administration from New York University.