Entrepreneurial Places
References
Recent Clients of Entrepreneurial Places have included:
  • Alamance County, NC, with Creative EDC
  • Town of Holly Springs NC:  Certified Entrepreneurial Community program
  • Amherst County, VA:  Certified Entrepreneurial Community program
  • Harnett County, NC: local entrepreneurship development
  • Bertie County NC, with Creative Economic Development Consulting
  • N.C. Ag Foundation (NCSU) on N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund project 
  • N.C. Rural Center, with Center for Rural Entrepreneurship, on USDA project
  • N.C. Department of Commerce Rural Division, with Indian Economic Development Initiative, on www.AmericanIndianMadeinNC.com
  • Campbell University on State Library of N.C. social enterprise project
  • Georgetown University on American Farm Bureau Federation project

Professional References:

Leslie helped us create a sustainable leadership team for entrepreneurship in Harnett County.  We were not a team before she facilitated our kickoff retreat for Grow Harnett in June.  Now we have a tight and diverse group of entrepreneurs to test and guide our local programs, as well as a coordinated network of service providers to continue to develop what the entrepreneurs want.   --Nick Dula, Harnett County Economic Development

Leslie has a comprehensive awareness of the bigger picture and the ability to articulate it to others.  She is always able to connect people and to explain and share information to others.    -- Briles Johnson, Executive Director, Women's Business Center of NC

Leslie is really good at seeing the big picture and generating big ideas.  -- Crystal Morphis, Founder, Creative EDC

Leslie has a rare set of skills – she is someone with an understanding of entrepreneurship that comes from deep experience working in university settings, nonprofit settings and as a practicing entrepreneur. That breadth of experience gives her deep insight, and a perspective that can help a wide variety of groups, no matter where they are located. -- Mr. Leslie Boney, incoming Director, Institute for Emerging Issues, N.C. State University

Leslie is an expert at connecting individuals and organizations for a mutual benefit. She led cutting edge entrepreneurship initiatives in North Carolina, many of which became self-sustaining. Her low key personality is a key in her ability to lead and hides a depth of knowledge of self-employment that only few possess in North Carolina.  -- Dr. George Millsaps, State Director, Small Business Center Network

Leslie knows more about the entrepreneurship scene in North Carolina than anyone I know.  --Dr. Frank Lockwood, Western Carolina University