Venture Growth Launches Peer Entrepreneurial Community
PivotGuild provides training, guidance and peer support for founders and social venture leaders addressing major changes
September 2011, Boulder County Business Report, BOULDER – New business training company PivotGuild is promoting itself with a free lunch talk “Why social media matters to your business,” by author and “digital guru” Aaron Goldman on Thursday, Sept 22.PivotGuild is the new sister organization of Boulder Digital Arts, the digital training company located at 1600 Range St. in Boulder. Alyson Miller and Don Greenfield of business consulting company Venture Growth have formed the new company.
Aaron Goldman will speak at noon, Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Boulder location. While the event is free, participants must register at PivotGuild’s website, www.pivotguild.com.PivotGuild will offer training workshops – focusing on existing companies, Greenfield said. Training is designed to be “affordable,” at $89 for an upcoming three-hour workshop, Greenfield said.
PivotGuild also will focus on creating “community” among business owners by offering free events such as the Goldman talk, he said.”For more than 20 years, we have seen firsthand the difficulties that businesses encounter and the places where they get stuck in their growth processes,” Greenfield said of his Venture Growth company. “We thought, ‘Why not do multiple businesses?” PivotGuild is named to get business owners to think about how they can change or “pivot” to create more business success, Greenfield said.
Boulder Digital Arts offers training to companies and individuals specifically in the digital arena, from Web developers and filmmakers to photographers and others in similar creative jobs, Greenfield said. BDA is a for-profit company.