Greetings and Happy New Year!

I recently joined the community and it has already proven to be such an incredible resource in a short time. Having quick access to IBIS World industry reports is especially useful.

I thought I'd take a moment to formally introduce myself.

I'm Bri. Born in Dallas, TX. Raised largely on the road. But I've called Atlanta home for >25 years now.

I'm <1 year new to the ETA / searching arena but no stranger to the world of entrepreneurship - it is my truest passion. My family owns and operates a number of successful SMBs in the Entertainment, Security and Media Systems segments, which is where I cut my teeth on business management in my teenage years. Additionally, I have a 20 year background in management consulting, focusing on business modeling, go-to-market strategy and innovation. I've also launched a handful of businesses, one of which got the attention of Shark Tank (I came so close!).

More personally, my husband and I have been together nearly 15 years. We're a good support system for one another and often collaborate on projects. We have a funny, high energy 5-year-old son that keeps me on my toes and motivates my ambition. I'm an adventure junkie and generally prefer the outdoors or any excuse to travel internationally. I ride motorcycles (I'm a cruiser girl), enjoy road trips by RV, and can't pass up a great non-fiction book. Some of my all-time favorite reads: Creativity Inc. by Ed Catmull; Running Lean by Ash Maurya and Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill.

Here are a few ways I'd love to engage:

1. Network - In Atlanta? Not in Atlanta? Let's connect!

2. Team - I'm working to build my team and would appreciate recommendations for Legal / CPA advisors you've had success with.

3. Industry - I'm looking to acquire in the Travel / Transportation / Entertainment sectors. In particular I have an interest in Tourism, New Media & Technology (VR, AR, Metaverse, Blockchain) and Low-Speed Electric Vehicles (LEV) (ie. electric bikes, electric scooters, gold carts / golf cars, etc.). Related to LEVs, I've developed strong personal relationships with EV battery manufacturers factories in China and am looking for opportunities to leverage those partnerships. Do you have an interest in or experience with any of the above? Let's connect!

Looking forward learning from and sharing my experiences with you!