Month: May 2014

Will Holmes on MECU Panel for New Entrepreneurs



On Tuesday, May 19th 2014,  MECU held its Spring panel for aspiring entrepreneurs, “The 9 to 5 Life Isn’t For Me.”

The panel discussed common pitfalls that new entrepreneurs face and took questions from the audience.   The panel consisted of:

Will Holmes, Will Holmes Consulting
Paul Taylor, Small Business Resource Center of Baltimore
Teddy The Tax Man

The discussion was facilitated by Lauren Gill of MECU.  To have Will Holmes speak at your event, please contact us. 

WHC Welcomes New Research Administrator, Kayla Kelly


Kayla is currently a student enrolled at Stevenson University with a focus in Biotechnology. Kayla will be responsible for client relations, market research and she will work with our science and technology subject matter experts.   We are very excited to add Kayla to our team and we expect great things from her.

For Non-Profits: How to Improve Fundraising and Organizational Efficiency

Non-Profit Leaders!  Check out the video from the Re-Defining The Narrative Google Hangout: “From Discussion to Implementation.” Panelists were: Marsha Koger, CEO and Founder of Granted in Style. Ms. Koger discussed strategies and suggestions for fundraising to support your mission. Also joining the discussion was Will Holmes, Founder of Will Holmes Consulting. Mr. Holmes shared the steps involved in creating an organizational structure, developing processes and defining metrics.

Special thanks to Dr. Michael Robinson for inviting Will Holmes to be a panelist.  If you are looking for ways to help your Non-Profit thrive, this video is for you.  Enjoy!

Note: The first minute had some technical difficulties.  But, after that, the remaining 54 minutes are packed with great info.


Events for Entrepreneurs and Professionals May 2014

April Events WHC


Wednesday, May 7th 2014
FREE Marketing Class Conference Call

Join Will Holmes for a 1hr conference call on effective online marketing for start-ups and non-profits. We will discuss social media, web design strategy, blogs, email marketing, search engine optimization, marketing campaigns, the importance of customer relationship management systems… Essentially, EVERYTHING your company needs to create a smart marketing strategy. Please take advantage of this FREE Event. To register, follow this link for the call-in number and pass code:

Friday, May 9th 2014
Sangria Friday/ Will’s B-Day Celebration
May is Will’s B-Day month, so please join us as we combine Sangria Friday and his birthday celebration into one event on Friday, May 9th. We will enjoy Sangria, good conversation and music provided by DJ Phaze. Admission $12. Free Sangria from 6pm to 9pm. For our members and guests in our area. Please RSVP here:

Saturday, May 17th 2014
Google Hangout Series: Living Education: Re-Defining The Narrative
The discussion will explore how to move your business/non-profit and calling from “Discussion to Implementation.” This conversation hopes to bring experts in the area of business development and management together with aspiring business and non-profit leaders in an online networking session. During the discussion the invited guests will have an opportunity to ask pertinent questions of the experts who can provide them information on how to research solutions to their unique challenges. The Hangout is scheduled for May 17, 2014 at 10:30am EST. Our expert guests include: Will Holmes (Founder, WHC), Tanisha Williams (President, JD Consulting), and Marsha Koger (Granted In Style Think Tank).  If you would like more information regarding Forest Of The Rain Productions, please visit their website at

Saturday, May 17th 2014
Unlock Your Inner Art Gala
A Benefit for Youth Entrepreneurship and Empowerment
The mission of I AM O’KAH! is to empower all youth to unlock their greatest potential: through mentorship, scholarships and programs that help them navigate through socio-economic barriers to success.  I AM O’KAH! uses entrepreneurship and financial literacy training to teach our youth confidence and personal financial security. JOIN US on May 17, 2014 as we raise funds to nurture the next generation of innovative community leaders and entrepreneurs. The theme of this year’s gala and awards presentation is “Unlock Your Inner Art,” in honor of local champions who have shown their commitment to creativity in their service to the community.  Purchase tickets here:

Tuesday, May 20th 2014
MECU Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurship
MECU is hosting a Panel Discussion on Entrepreneurship Essentials on May 20th and we would like you to invite you to attend. Will Holmes will be a panelist along with an expert in Taxes and an Expert in Small Business Start-Ups/ Lending.  The workshop will be held at the MECU corporate headquarters at 7 E. Redwood St. from 6:30-8:30pm. I hope that you will be able to join us. The event is free.  Register on the MECU site here:

Wednesday, May 21st 2014
Entrepreneurs’ Open Forum at Teavolve
1401 Aliceanna St., Baltimore, MD
6pm to 9pm
Join us for our open discussion for Entrepreneurs.  We focus on building connections and finding solutions through conversation.  We share a meal and share ideas.  This is an Open Forum for aspiring entrepreneurs designed to give attendees a chance to share best practices and get solutions for their business strategy, marketing and operational challenges.  No egos.  Just people gathered to eat, drink and talk about common interests.  We hope to see you there!  Free admission.



Free Marketing Essentials Class via Conference Call

Will Holmes Skills 2

Growing businesses do not have resources to waste scrambling to figure out basic marketing tools while attempting to create a great marketing strategy.  Whether you are a non-profit looking for donors, or a start-up trying to sell products, you need to be able to craft a simple message and get it out to your target market as effectively and efficiently as possible.

As a part of our mission to help emerging businesses, we are providing a FREE CLASS for all who register below and attend our conference call on May 7th 2014 at 7pm.

During the one hour conference call we will discuss social media, web design strategy, blogs, email marketing, search engine optimization, marketing campaigns, the importance of  customer relationship management systems…  Essentially, EVERYTHING your company needs to create a smart online marketing strategy.  Tell your friends and share this link.  After you register here (for free), you will be taken to a page with a call in number and pass code.  We look forward to having you on the call.

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