Sorry, Uncle Fred
Yes, your Uncle Fred may be an attorney, or an accountant, or a whatever. He's certainly willing to offer his advice for free. But does he really have the experience to help you deal with all the different aspects of starting up your business? How many businesses has he started before? How many different functions within a business has he performed? Does he have experience in your industry or one that's related?
Sorry, Uncle Sam or Aunt Sally
Yes, there are governmental agencies that offer free advice online or in a workshop. Some are even designed to help certain groups of people, such as women. But are they an easy email, text, phone call or instant message away? Do they remember who you are when you call? How long were you on hold? When was the last time the person on the phone or teaching the workshop was actually working in their own business? If their own business was so successful, why are they working in a governmental capacity now?
Sorry, Scores of Retired Executives
There are lots of retired executives available who are willing to give free advice as well. How current is their experience? Is their experience limited to having worked with just one particular business? Did they walk into an already existing family business or purchase it when it was already profitable? How relevant is their experience to what you're attempting to do? Have they kept up with all the latest technology, such as website design, social media, social marketing, computer systems, available apps and more? How current are their connections with people who can help you grow your business?
No Apologies Needed Here
Ronnie Roll Services was created as a way to support budding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and owners looking to start up and ramp up their first stage companies.
I have owned, operated, started and managed businesses since I was 20 years old, both for myself and others. I have also worked in many different industries and business environments, giving me a wealth of knowledge and skills to support you along your own journey.
I have an extensive background in sales, marketing and public relations, both nationally and internationally, that translates into a gift for growing businesses quickly and generating action in public forums such as traditional and online media.
I am a contributing author to "Small Business Launch: a Start-Up Guide for Aspiring Entrepreneurs," a book specifically targeted to help budding entrepreneurs navigate the process of starting their business that will be released in the Fall of 2017; and am a bi-weekly columnist to Mingle702, a digital magazine for entrepreneurs and small business owners. I also published a book on my trademarked sales techniques.
I'm invested in your success, because if my clients don't succeed, I don't stay in business. This is why I don't accept every client who comes to my door. Can any governmental agency or nonprofit organization say that? This is what I do, and I do it well. Yes, I charge for my services, and I don't apologize for that - I'm worth it.
Educationally I hold a Bachelor of Arts from Metropolitan State University that was focused on business and human development, with double minors in Adult Training & Development, and Religious Studies; a certificate in Dispute Resolution from Hamline University School of Law; and completed a two year seminary program through The New Seminary before being ordained as an interfaith minister.
I'm a proud member of Polka Dot Powerhouse, a connection company specializing in the uplifting and support of women entrepreneurs, and professional businesswomen. I am on the 2017-2018 International Member Advisory Board.
In the Fall of 2017 I was also named Spiritual Director of Elev8U, an organization dedicated to Encourage, Educate, Empower, Evolve, Excite and Elevate all people from all walks of life.
I'm married and a mother of two grown men for whom I'm very proud. I also have two furry children that will never leave home; one is a mighty hunter and the other a total snuggle bug. My husband and I enjoy entertaining, cooking, dogs, movies, music and the arts, and are currently co-authoring a wild game cookbook called "You Only Need to Kill It Once."