Entrepreneurship is not just building a business – it’s a way of life. From taking risks to bringing wealth and energy into the local economy, entrepreneurship is vital to Greensboro’s growing community. To spread the word on our local entrepreneurs, we’ve spotlighted business owners in a variety of diverse fields that bring vision, development, and opportunities to Greensboro.
We’ll continue to add entrepreneurs’ stories, so if you’d like to suggest a local business owner we should spotlight, let us know!
Secure Designs Inc. / Larry Cecchini
The Pitch: Secure Designs provides around-the-clock peace of mind that an organization’s computer operations, network, and confidential digital assets will not be accessed or compromised by hackers, vandals or thieves. Secure Designs, as a complete, outsourced internet security department, designs, implements, monitors and manages customers’ network defenses 24/7.
OptiStok / Jeff Heinz
The Pitch: OptiStok helps small to mid-size businesses better leverage their inventory investment using world-class forecasting and expertise delivered in a flexible people-centered way. We achieve breakthrough improvements without teams of consultants, endless documentation, and budget-busting fees.
Clear Defense, LLC / Tonya Cockman & Haden Jennings
The Pitch: Over two decades ago, in response to an urgent need for a safer world, we brought together the industry’s finest raw materials and manufacturing technology to produce new glass security systems. These systems met all expectations for a number of years; but as world tensions erupted following 9/11, we intensified R&D across a broad array of end uses. Now as progress invariably dictates, we see the need to set the bar even higher, to meet the demand for more potent solutions. In short, we solve issues with glass.
Piedmont Pharmaceuticals / Roland Johnson
The Pitch: We develop new formulations, uses and delivery vehicles for new and known active pharmaceutical compounds for companion animals — dogs, cats and horses — and humans and we out-license worldwide product marketing rights to pharmaceutical partners. We are part of the NC Agricultural Biotechnology community, which in turn is part of NC Biotechnology, responsible for 226,000 jobs in North Carolina (http://www.ncbiotech.org/)
SPI Software Solutions / Slava Isayev
The Pitch: SPI Software Solutions (http://www.spisoftwaresolutions.net) specializes in streamlining the commission process for insurance brokers in order to maximize their profits and increase sales.
Miss Jenny’s Pickles / Jenny Fulton & Ashlee Furr
The Pitch: Located in Kernersville, North Carolina, our Mompreneur company, produces four variations of distinctive pickles: All-Natural Signature Salt & Pepper, All-Natural Traditional Bread & Butter, All-Natural Jalapeno Salt & Pepper and our Award Winning All-Natural Habanero Bread & Butter. Our backgrounds are as unique as our Signature Salt & Pepper pickles.