VT KnowledgeWorks Member Company Founder Writes a Sharp Post

I learned in the 90s from a do-it-yourself Doing Business As (DBA) and a do-it-yourself portfolio of technology-only stocks, that I don’t always know what I’m doing (even if I think I do).

I joined VT KnowledgeWorks, a business acceleration center for entrepreneurs with business incubation facilities (also my first client) and formed my company under the auspices of mentors, fellow founders, attorneys and accountants. Handshake Media, Incorporated, an S-corporation with one employee – moi – thrives because I have access to the equivalent of the expert personnel and extensive resources of a large, established corporation.

– excerpt from Just Because I Want the Market to Want Me Doesn’t Mean It Will by Anne Giles Clelland, founder of Handshake 2.0, named to Sharp Skirts's The Year in Sharp Posts: 10 Must-Reads of 2010

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Handshake Media, Incorporated is a technology company specializing in digital media public relations for corporations through online content, social media, and mobile applications. For meaningful engagement and conversation both online and off, through desktop, laptop, or mobile device, Handshake Media creates both the method and the message to achieve strategic goals for corporations, organizations and enterprises seeking national and international reach for their products and services.

Handshake 2.0, an enterprise of Handshake Media, is a business news, social media public relations services, and business development site. It features the latest in entrepreneurship, business models, business leaders, and innovation and companies, from start-ups to moguls.

VT KnowledgeWorks is a unique growth enhancement program open to entrepreneurs in the New River Valley and beyond.  Acceleration center and incubation facilities are located in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center in Blacksburg, Virginia.  Programs for Members are divided into two categories according to the evolutionary status of the member company.  Pre-Launch program components are carefully constructed to help market-worthy ventures organize, formulate strategy, obtain outside investment, and launch in an efficient manner.  Enterprise class members benefit from emphasis on strategic support for ongoing growth, continuing intra-preneurship, and professional development for the corporate leader.

VT KnowledgeWorks sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law GroupLeClairRyan, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) and The Becher Agency (TBA).

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