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Get A Little Help From Your Friends with Advice on Tap

Advice on Tap Advisors from left to right: Judy Bell of Judy Bell Consulting, Edwin Pope of DigitalGenetix,
Jami Lazarov of Wyatt Tarrant and Combs

The Greater Memphis Chamber’s Small Business Council launched Advice on Tap, a program that offers small and mid-sized businesses free 30-minute consultations with the region’s leading minds.
The purpose of this program is to provide our small business members with a network of business intelligence that they can tap into when they need it most. This network of experienced, well-established business leaders represents areas such as marketing, IT, business law, sales, PR, finance, accounting and human resources.

The program advisors are committed to offering a real look at what it means to create a scalable business. Their many lessons learned are now available to be shared. Plus, many of these professionals had mentors themselves. Some of our advisors include:
Chris Miller, Yuletide Office Solutions
“Advice on Tap will be beneficial to small businesses because many do not have the resources available in areas such as business law, finance, marketing and IT. The program’s one-on-one mentorship in any of these areas and more will be a huge advantage to these companies. It will offer a sounding board to share ideas and gain valuable insight from the professionals in their respective fields.”
Lori Turner-Wilson, Founder/CEO, RedRover Sales & Marketing Strategy
“I believe we can lean on one another’s inherent strengths to lift up our city. Memphis-area leaders, please take this opportunity to join me in supporting our community’s emerging entrepreneurs and business owners in their pursuit of knowledge and tools that will help them reach scalable business.”
Jay Healy, President, Century Wealth Management
“I want to help others by sharing lessons I’ve learned and things that I know.”
Sridhar Sunkara, Marketing Technologist/CEO, eBiz Solutions, Inc.
“I want to help others learn how to grow business by enabling technology.”
Advice on Tap allows our members connect in a highly practical and valuable manner – through advisor-advisee relationships – to strengthen businesses and drive progress and growth in our city.
Advice on Tap is open to any Greater Memphis small or medium-sized business that is a current member of the Chamber. Click here to learn more about the program or to become an advisee.

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Your business may be small, but that doesn't mean that your impact can't be huge! The Greater Memphis Chamber's Small Business Council serves to encourage, support, recognize and be a resource to small- and medium-sized businesses in the Memphis area. Here, our talented panel of contributors will present big ideas that could make a huge difference to your small business. And don't be afraid to ask questions ... no matter how small.

Sales & Small Business Ownership
Voss W. Graham is CEO and Senior Business Advisor for InnerActive Consulting Group Inc. He is known by his clients as "a knowledgeable partner who helps our team achieve business growth." He provides practical experience as a small business owner for over 29 years, yet is often engaged with Fortune 500 companies in the development of their people and business strategies.

Public Relations
Several professionals and strategists from the local Obsidian Public Relations firm provide excellent advice on everything from research to media relations to event planning. They believe that all companies, no matter how big or small the company or its budget, should have a public relations plan driving how they manage their relationships with key stakeholders. Public relations is an integral part of doing business the right way.

Human Resources
Joel Myers is a career Human Resources professional, with over 40 years in the field including 26 years in consulting.

Small Business Advice
Tom Pease is a small business owner of an office equipment dealership called e/Doc Systems, Inc. He has also owned a full-line Kawasaki dealership as well as a document shop. He used 30+ years of experience in owning a business to author two books, including: Going Out of Business by Design: Why 70% of Small Businesses Fail and Small Business Survival 101. He also has published 85 columns in The Memphis Daily News as the Small Business Advisor.

Marketing & Public Relations
Lori Turner-Wilson is CEO and Founder of RedRover Company, a sales development, marketing and PR consulting firm. Lori works with companies large and small, from start-ups to mature organizations, to help them improve the productivity of their sales force and the return on their marketing investment. Lori writes a weekly syndicated column for the Daily News, Memphis News, Nashville Ledger, and Desoto Times, among others, titled “Guerrilla Sales & Marketing,” for which she won a 2011 Summit International Award and 2012 International Communicator Award.

Design and Digital Strategy
Founded in 1999, inferno provides brand development, advertising, public relations, design and digital marketing services to clients across a broad spectrum of industries. Headquartered in Memphis with a satellite office in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the award-winning firm produces results-driven work by passionately combining strategic thinking, creativity and culture to ensure the success of its clients. For more information, visit

Labor & Employment Law
Fisher Phillips attorneys are ready to help you take a stand: in court, with employees and unions, or with competitors. Fisher Phillips has the experience and resolve to back you up. That's why some of the savviest employers come to the firm to handle their toughest labor and employment cases. The firm has 350 attorneys in 32 offices, including Memphis. For more information, visit

Since its founding in 2005, Paragon Bank has maintained a solid focus on the community and customer service. For more than 10 years, Paragon has delivered innovative products and financial expertise, convenience, and a deep understanding of what both businesses and individuals need from a ban, in order to provide solutions that make a difference. In the areas of business or personal banking, lending options or wealth management, Paragon delivers cutting edge technology, an experienced team and the most service-oriented staff of any community bank.