Albers School of Business and Economics

Mentors

Jeff Levy

President
The Entrepreneur's Source

Company Description

The Entrepreneur's Source is a consulting and coaching firm that specializes in helping our clients discover business options that meet their goals, needs and expectations. Our process is divided into two compartments, the first being our educational compartment.Here you will have the opportunity to seek the answers to your questions about franchising and learn if our process will add value to your quest.In the second compartment, I will present you with business options based on the information you share with me about what you are trying to achieve. You may find it interesting to know that 95% of our clients discover options that they would not have looked at on their own or had prematurely dismissed. New company started in addition to The Entrepeneur's Source. JAFI Publishing founded in 2009. First book June 2011.

Job Description

I meet with clients and discuss all issues relating to self employment including emotional barriers.

Employment History

Executive with a strong, proven track record for building successful brands and national distribution programs. Last sixteen years managed a 25 branch network offering rentals, sales and service products to contractors.
Oversaw several, successful new product campaigns from development to market dominance. Played major role developing national accounts and significantly increased business opportunities
Grew a direct distribution channel from 80 individuals to an industry leading organization of 215 people. Founded JAFI Publishing to coauthor a book on starting a small business www.MakingtheJumpBook.com.
Other areas of expertise and industry experience:

Product Experience:
* Construction & Equipment
* Personnel Safety Equipment
* Medical Equipment
* Electronic Equipment

Skills:
* Hiring, Performance Evaluation
* Compensation Planning
* Motivation, Coaching, Mediation
* Market Analysis
* Strategic Account Development
* Contract Negotiation

2002 to Present: The Entrepreneur's Source
1986 -2002: Spider, A Division of SafeWorks, LLC. Executive Vice
President and co-founder of a $60MM manufacturing company.
American Hospital Supply, General Manager, American Edwards Laboratories Division
Physio-Control Corporation, New York Sales Representative.

LinkedIn Profile: http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeff-levy/0/8b/a39

Education

Fordham University 1971, Bachelor of Arts, Bronx, New York
American Management Association, Finance for the Non-Financial Executive
American Hospital Supply Corporation, Strategic Planning, Hiring and Recruiting

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

My objective as a Mentor is to first establish with the students, their objectives for our time together. Due to my background being oriented to entrepreneurship, I usually attract students who currently or in the future see themselves as self-employed. We will meet once a month. The students will take away a much better understanding of what it takes to start a business.

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

Flexible / (Works in Seattle)

Additional Information

I always begin by offering a free DISC assessment so the students get a chance to understand their unique communication style. It will help them communicate better in all situations. Also, I am a diehard optimist who believes in opportunity and abundance.