The ability to operate and manage a business is truly a gift. I have never considered going to work as work.

-David Andrews

This country was built on risk, its founders risked everything for its creation, and our ability and freedom to create business and opportunity exists as a result of that sacrifice and risk.

-Bill Courtney

Recognizing a need and being willing to assume the necessary risk to fill it is the simplest definition of an entrepreneur.

-Daphne T. Large

Upcoming Events

Alternative Forms of Business Financing

Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Napa Cafe, 5101 Sanderlin Avenue, Memphis, TN  38117 

Presented by Wesley Grace, Managing Partner of SEACAP Financial, LLC.top_logo

Wesley will discuss several frustrations that owners of local businesses have shared that they have with their banking relationships; including: confusion over debt structure, access to debt markets, lack of understanding of various strata of debt, lengthy decision making, loan officer turnover, what/who is Private Equity, etc. and; most importantly, some solutions to these issues.

$25 Registration, includes lunch. Reservations are required and space is limited.

 

Mr. Grace is Managing Partner at SEACAP Financial, LLC. Mr. Grace has over 24 years of experience serving businesses and financial institutions on capital raising, merger & acquisition, and valuation assignments. Mr. Grace has acted as financial advisor in merger & acquisition transactions with aggregate value over $1.4 billion and with capital placements with aggregate value over $4.7 billion. Mr. Grace received his M.B.A. in Finance from the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University; and he received his B.B.A. in Finance from the Ole Miss.

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Entrepreneurs Roundtable Lunch and Discussion with Nat Landau, Founder, Landau Uniforms

Thursday, September 15, 2016 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Napa Cafe, 5101 SANDERLIN AVENUE, MEMPHIS, TN  38117 

$25 Registration, includes lunch. Reservations are required and space is limited.

 

 

Nat Landau is a native Memphian, and he has lived in the city for most of his life. He attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with every intention of making a career in finance on Wall Street. Nat’s father passed away shortly before he graduated from college, so upon graduation he returned to Memphis to help his mother operate the family business, a retail uniform store primarily serving the healthcare community in Memphis.

Several years after joining the family business, Nat, along with his brother, Ferdinand, decided to expand into manufacturing. Those efforts began very modestly, with 5 seamstresses in the basement of their retail store.

Over the years, the manufacturing business grew rapidly, driven by several innovative product introductions that turned Landau into a well-known brand nationwide. Today, Landau markets several well-known brands of healthcare and culinary apparel, as well as shoes and accessories, and distributes across the U.S. as well as more than 20 countries internationally.  Landau manufactures in its own facility in Honduras, as well as contractors in the Middle East and Asia, and employs more than 1,000 associates.

Nat Landau, in addition to his business pursuits, has been actively involved in charitable activities, serving on the Board and as President of the Memphis Jewish Home and Rehabilitation Center, Beth Shalom Synagogue, and Memphis Jewish Foundation. Nat and Leslie, his wife of more than 50 years, have 3 sons and daughters-in-law, and 4 grandchildren.

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THE SOCIETY OF ENTREPRENEURS

Supporting Memphis and the Mid-South by developing and nurturing the community’s entrepreneurial spirit.

ENTREPRENEURS

Entrepreneurs are innovators. Meet the Entrepreneurs and read about them, their innovations and their ideas.

MASTER ENTREPRENEURS

Meet those who have been awarded the status of Master Entrepreneur. These are the Entrepreneurs who have made a lasting impact on their industries.

HALL OF HONOR

The Society of Entrepreneurs sponsors the Entrepreneurial Hall of Honor so that the region’s most exceptional entrepreneurs receive the recognition that is due them.
John Malmo speaks at Society of Entrepreneurs