We Help Entrepreneurs Achieve Success by:
Working with them at any point of business maturity.
- Creating a new business idea
- Establishing a viable business concept
- Developing a workable business plan
- Incubating a new business
- Launching a business
- Operating and expanding a business
Economic growth for the entire community.
- Viable businesses that have a greater chance of success
- Enhanced entrepreneurial skills
- Increased revenue and new jobs for the community
Providing assistance that enables growth.
- Disciplined business creation process
- Focused mentoring by local business professionals
- Improving business discipline through monthly seminars
- Broadening business perspective through special entrepreneur events
- Business development programs from ideation to launch and operations
Bill is the founder and Managing Partner of Paladin and Associates, a firm that helps executives create successful businesses by providing a broad array of executive services.
He is co-founder and Chairman of the Triangle Accredited Capital Forum, an angel investor network that reaches throughout the southeast. Bill has forty years of business experience, mainly in the computer industry, as a CEO and general manager responsible for computer software and hardware businesses in companies such as IBM, Intel, Dialogic, Banyan Systems and LiveWireLogic.
Brad is currently providing COO and Sales Strategy support to two young, enterprising companies located in Raleigh, North Carolina; and has investment and mentoring
interests in three additional Triangle based start-ups. After a 28 year career in product management, supply chain management, and profit center leadership at The Dow Chemical Company; Brad moved to the RTP area to begin 16 years of founder/investor/executive support activity with Triangle based start-ups. These start-ups have been based on novel technologies licensed from the Triangle’s major universities and ideas launched by working people wanting to pursue a dream and a new career. Brad has developed and deployed a number of techniques for evaluating, screening, and resourcing new technologies and products. Brad Lienhart is a co-founder of EntreDot™.
Director of Programs
Terry has over 30 years of leadership experience in manufacturing, technology, and professional services companies, including his own consulting and executive coaching firm.
He has excelled throughout his career as a leader, strategy planner and implementer, financial and operations executive, mentor and coach, and a highly effective people change leader at The Northern Trust Bank, Nortel Networks, Siemens, and Vishay InterTechnology.
Donna Berkelhammer Esq.
With 20 years of legal experience, founded Legal Direction in 2015 with North Carolina microbusinesses and entrepreneurs in mind. Small businesses often don’t know where to turn
to get cost-effective and practical legal advice. The owners can become overwhelmed and paralyzed by the complex and rapidly changing business environment. Legal Direction provides sound legal support, protection and direction to North Carolina business owners in the areas of comprehensive entity formation, trademarks, contracts, commercial real estate and acquiring a business or franchise.