The pandemic created a boom of small businesses, but the road to success is filled with obstacles

“Everybody will tell you how to open a business and how to start a business,” said Scherer. “Nobody out there is telling you how to close a business and the emotional struggles that you go through.”
It was out of that experience that a new idea — and new business — began to take shape.
Scherer, like many people across the nation, took the pandemic as a time to reflect. For some, that meant following their passions and starting new businesses after losing or leaving jobs. But starting a business, and succeeding, is easier said than done.… Read More

Megan Hartwick

Megan is a dynamic leader with a focus on community enrichment. Her experiences in a big city influenced how she wanted to proactively shape her hometown and current residence. Through her tireless involvement Megan has spearheaded initiatives that have benefited … Read More

Brian Skinner

Brian is a quick-start and media wizard that will find a way to sell any item put in front of him. He has a keen eye for emerging products and markets, helping small businesses create a stronger foothold on the market share they deserve.… Read More

Darren Coady
Darren Coady

Darren co-owns POV Resort with his wife, Genevieve and has a broad skill set and experience base. He is a multi-talented and creative problem solver. Just because he hasn’t done it before does NOT mean that he can’t do it! ​After graduating … Read More

Genevieve Coady
Genevieve Coady, AICP, PhD

Dr. Genevieve Coady co-owns Coadys’ Point of View Lake Resort with her husband, Darren. She is a senior professional with experience in both public and private leadership roles, supporting business and civic leaders in their work to improve the communities … Read More

Zach Munns

Zach has been involved in an array of businesses with experience spanning from sales to operations to IT. His background began as an entrepreneur working to develop businesses across the area and building communities of people and opportunities that would … Read More


Our consultants have assisted or advised startups, small businesses, nonprofit organizations, communities, and events in different capacities for the last decade. We’re excited to bring together an amazing group of people who will be able to continue to contribute to … Read More

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The Art of the Livestream

We understand and empathize with you, the Zoom and virtual video conferences are getting stale quickly. Unfortunately, in-person events do not look like they are making a hasty return and livestream events will continue to occur long after the pandemic … Read More

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