Ventureneer Announces Winner of Video-Naming Contest

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Ventureneer's catchy video -- about the kind of support used by social entrepreneurs, small business owners, and nonprofit leaders to build success -- has a new name that came from Ventureneer's own support system.

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The bottom line is, everyone needs support from others to succeed. The video has gotten that message out in a way that is fun and easily shared.

Everybody needs support, builds on it and achieves success by using it, whether that support comes from peers, mentors, or someone else who is offering good information and new ideas.

To reinforce the importance of support, Ventureneer created a video, based on a blog post by founder Geri Stengel called We Can All Use a Little Support Now and Then. In keeping with its core belief that entrepreneurs and nonprofit leaders benefit from the help and ideas of others, Ventureneer held a "Name that Video" contest.

And the winner is: Emily Struble for Build Support to Build Your Enterprise. In appreciation for her creativity and support, Emily will receive a $100 American Express Gift Card.

Ventureneer also acknowledged the input of the five runners-up, who will each receive a Ventureneer mug:

  •     Fahd Bangash
  •     Alisa Castle
  •     Lisa Kinetz
  •     Deborah Mourey
  •     Greg White

"We want to thank everyone who contributed their ideas. It was great to hear from so many colleagues," says Geri Stengel, president of Ventureneer. "We hope that they'll continue to share the video, and their support, with other nonprofit and business leaders."

Ventureneer's video reminds small business owners and nonprofit executives that they can't do it all by themselves, that everyone needs help, and that help is there if you look around.

The video is the work of creative director Janet Giampietro, with motion graphics by Gestalters, LLC. and audio production by Al Fritsch. It was inspired by Grasshopper and its video, Entrepreneurs Can Change the World.

"Support comes in many forms and from many different sources," says Stengel. "The bottom line is, everyone needs support from others to succeed. The video has gotten that message out in a way that is fun and easily shared."

About Geri Stengel
Geri is founder of Ventureneer, an online education and peer support service. An adjunct professor at The New School, she honed her online experience at companies like Dow Jones and Physicians' Online. Geri co-founded the Women's Leadership exchange and is president of Stengel Solutions, a consulting service for social-impact organizations.

About Ventureneer provides small business advice and nonprofit training using a new approach to learning: a blend of traditional, formal instruction with informal, peer learning using Web 2.0 technology to capture and share knowledge. Ventureneer's customized blogs, virtual classes, peer-to-peer learning, coaching, web events and articles help entrepreneurs make faster, better decisions for their enterprises.

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