For as long as I can remember, I have always been attracted to the small business environment. There is something fascinating about an individual that is willing to risk-it-all in an effort to achieve a dream. As a kid I ran a couple of businesses, sold goods at various, fairs and was always looking to develop the next big idea. In high school business was my focus and in college I established a nationally recognized non-profit organization dedicated to youth entrepreneurship, the Young Entrepreneurs Program (YEP) (www.yep4youth.org) which has operated successfully since October of 1998.
After missing my opportunity to retire young from riding the Dot com boom (or bust for that matter) of the 1990s, I had a strong desire to create something separate from the work I was doing at the Young Entrepreneurs Program. This new company would be created by an entrepreneur for entrepreneurs. The goal would be to help small business owners achieve more money, more time, more control over their futures and more happiness and fulfillment from their enterprises. In an effort to create this new company I would wake up at about 5 a.m. each morning, head for the kitchen, fire up the coffee pot, and make my way to my desk. It was there that I would begin grinding out my business ideas and dreams over a homemade Cup O’ Jo.
This daily, sleep deprived ritual of coffee and business became my comfort zone of sorts-a place of peace and quite during the day where I could get some constructive work done toward my dreams. So it was only natural that when I decided to name my company that I named it after the moment and place in time where business and coffee converged. With that said, I welcome you to The Entrepreneur Café, L.L.C. I invite you to fire up the coffee pot, pull up a proverbial chair, get comfortable and explore how The Entrepreneur Café, LLC may be of service to you. May this be the start of all of your business dreams coming true.
Cavanaugh L. Gray
Founder-The Entrepreneur Café, LLC