President, Ventureneer & Contributor, Forbes
Geri Stengel is president of Ventureneer a digital media and market research company providing education and training for small businesses. For corporations that want to reach small businesses, Ventureneer provides branded marketing and social media opportunities that generate visibility, thought leadership and brand loyalty.
Stengel demonstrates her expertise in small business by writing for Forbes, Huffington Post, Inc., Women 2.0 among other places as well as speaking. She was named a 2012 Small Business Influencer Champion for her writing on the success factors for women entrepreneurs.
A graduate of both the corporate and startup worlds, Stengel conducted market research for The Wall Street Journal and headed marketing for Dow Jones’ online services before the Web. She launched Physicians’ Online as well as three of her own companies: Stengel Solutions (strategic planning and marketing firm), Women’s Leadership Exchange (conferences and online resources for women-led companies) and Ventureneer.
As a writer, consultant, teacher (former adjunct professor at The New School and Kauffman FastTrac facilitator) and presenter, Stengel has helped thousands of entrepreneurs make their vision of business success a reality, by helping them develop their business plan, and by teaching them the strategies and tactics they needed to grow their businesses. Her guidance has steered many entrepreneurs away from pitfalls that might have prevented or delayed their growth.