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Entrepreneur Advisory Board

Entrepreneur Advisory Board

Our own group of successful entrepreneurs share their insights and expertise to help take your small business to the next level.

Our own group of successful entrepreneurs share their insights and expertise to help take your small business to the next level.

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Connect to our network of small business peers and experts. They understand the big challenges that you face every day. Get ideas and insights on services and tools that can help your business thrive. 

To simplify your search for help, this page contains links to FedEx and external resources and is updated reguarly. Information and resources cover everything from financial relief to operational assistance. 

Tech Chat

What platform do you use? Which tools help your business be more efficient? Get answers to these questions and more  directly from other small businesses facing the same challenges and opportunities as you.

E-Commerce Center

From small to large, e-commerce businesses share a unique set of challenges and opportunities. Visit the E-Commerce Center to get resources to help you ship online orders, surpass customer expectations and grow your business.

Grant contest

Now in it's 8th year, the FedEx Small Business Grant Contest awards more than $250,000 annually to twelve small businesses. Learn more about the contest and prepare your business for entry. 

Podcast

We meet a lot of entrepreneurs on their business journey and have great conversations about what it's really like running a small business. The Making It Work podcast lets you be a fly on the wall while a team of savvy entrepreneurs share techniques and best practices with our small business support team.

The people who help guide us

Small businesses need support. To help FedEx know what small businesses need, we talk to real owners. It’s not about statistics or theory. It’s about knowing first-hand what it takes to run a small business in the current market.

That’s what the Entrepreneur Advisory Board (EAB) was created to do. It's a group of small business owners who share their perspectives with us. Each has a unique history of business success and industry expertise. Members serve a year-long term. And we’re always grateful to current and former members for their insights.

 

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Meet the members

Ann Hed of HED Cycling

Anne Hed of HED Cycling

Owner of a 36-year-old innovative cycling products company, HED Cycling, serving professional cyclists and biking enthusiasts from around the world.

ben martin of dauntless wine

Ben Martin of Dauntless Wine

Winemaker and one of three veteran co-founders of a wine label, Dauntless Wine, driven by a mission to help enable fellow veterans to succeed.

bryce jacobs of speedytire

Bryce Jacobs of SpeedyTire

Co-founder of an e-commerce company, SpeedyTire, dedicated to providing a great selection of new tires at competitive prices as well as an easy, speedy experience for customers.

Donald Taddia of Docazoo & Invest in Vinyl

Donald Taddia of Docazoo & Invest in Vinyl

Owner of a group of niche e-commerce brands, Docazoo and Invest in Vinyl, focused on high-quality extension poles and attachments as well as vinyl records.

Jeff Abella of Moka Origins

Jeff Abella of Moka Origins

One of two social entrepreneurs behind a specialty coffee and craft chocolate company, Moka Origins, designed to empower the farming communities within their supply chain.

Kat Samardzija of Locker Lifestyle

Kat Samardzija of Locker Lifestyle

Inventor and founder of a stylish “wrist lockers” company, Locker Lifestyle, offering products designed to hold valuables for individuals on the go.

Karen Conroy of Fundraising for a Cause

Karen Conroy of Fundraising for a Cause

Owner of a mission-driven design and manufacturing business, Fundraising for a Cause, creating wholesale products used for philanthropic fundraising and awareness campaigns.

kelly mccollum of yellow scope

Kelly McCollum of Yellow Scope

One half of the duo creating rigorous and creative STEM and STEAM gifts designed to build girls’ confidence in science. Learn more about Yellow Scope.

Michael Holstein of Fiddlershop

Michael Holstein of Fiddlershop

CEO and co-founder of a family-owned stringed instruments e-commerce company, Fiddlershop, offering high-quality instruments that are both beautiful and affordable.

Greg Charlap of Pampered Tot

Greg Charlap of Pampered Tot

Co-founder of a one-stop baby and toddler shop, Pampered Tot, delivering over 3,500 essentials from bottles to beds.

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