Founder at Think Big with Geoffrey Kent
Founder of “Think Big with Geoffrey Kent”. A Dynamic Speaker, Trainer, & Presenter. Learn the strategies and techniques used by successful businesses around the world.
Launch of “Think Big” Website – Helping You “Think Big” for Your Future Success
I’ve just launched my “Think Big” website (www.thinkbigwithgeoffreykent.com) with the express purpose of making every entrepreneur successful! I’m doing this because about 21.5% of small businesses fail within their first year; by the end of their fifth year, roughly 50% falter; and after 10 years, the failure rate reaches approximately 67%. The number 1 reason businesses fail is not that their ideas are bad, but due to poor execution.
I’ve helped hundreds of businesses throughout my 4+ decade career, providing them with practical advice on how to build their execution plans for success. Through “Think Big”, entrepreneurs will gain the mentorship to build the appropriate pillars to make their business successful. I will accomplish this by teaching entrepreneurs-
✔️ How to attract customers,
✔️ How to be the preferred vendor for their customers,
✔️ How to get customers to buy from them repeatedly,
✔️ How to build a steady pipeline of prequalified prospects,
✔️ How to achieve the revenue and profitability goals that they’ve established for their business,
✔️ How to attract, develop, and retain the leaders, management, and staff to help them achieve their goals,
✔️ How to attract advisors, and
✔️ How to attract people who are willing to fund them.
About Geoffrey Kent
Even though I started my first entrepreneurial venture when I was 12 years old, I’ve never quite understood what led me down the entrepreneurial career path (I’ve had a very successful corporate career, working in the past for Xerox, AT&T, and Deloitte Consulting, while also serving on the boards of directors of the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation and the Fox Chase Cancer Center Foundation).
I’m the youngest of 4 children in a military family. Both of my parents earned degrees in engineering from Tuskegee Institute in 1953, and my father retired from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel in 1975. While my mother’s father owned his taxicab company in Virginia when I was growing up, moving every 2-3 years (to 4 continents and 10 of the 50 states) didn’t give me an opportunity to spend much time around extended family (so I grew up thinking I had no entrepreneurial role models). While my parents stressed the importance of education (I earned an MBA in entrepreneurial, multinational, and arts management from The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, as well as a BBA in marketing from the University of Oklahoma), they more importantly encouraged and supported all of my eccentricities (math was my favorite subject, and I’ve always been fascinated by the process of making money, but have never placed any value on material possessions).
I’ve started 15-20 entrepreneurial ventures over the course of my professional career, and my parents have supported me in each of these ventures as if they had been their own. Their advice has consistently been, “follow your heart, give 150% in everything you do, and see every decision you make to its natural conclusion” (thus instilling in me the independence of thought, internal drive, and persistence that have led to my entrepreneurial success).