I have been an entrepreneur my entire life. I was born into a family who made it their business to revive struggling or bankrupt small businesses. From the trenches of family business i went on to receive a degree in International business and spent time in investment banking before returning to small business ownership in 2002. I have owned franchise and independent businesses, start ups and established companies. I had been in 100's of small businesses to meet with owners and managers to discuss challenges and market conditions. Overall i noticed there was a general lack of business education and training for these brave entrepreneurs. This often resulted in failure for the business and more over for their community. As a result in January 2008 I launched Net Results Marketing, a creatively conscious strategy firm who caters to small businesses in need of cost, lifestyle, community, and planet effective business development strategies. In 2009, nearly 10 years after starting my first business, I came across Jay Kubassek's Black Book. Instantly i could see that he had a handle on key internet marketing strategies and buyer behavior trends i had also experienced through my internet and bricks & mortar clients. In reviewing his products the value of a like minded community to share ideas, education and general support was apparent and i have been a member ever since, nearly 3 years!