Something about empowering prospective entrepreneurs, especially Villagers with good business ideas, inspires Ed Walsh and Barry Black.
“It’s just fun,” said Walsh, a former IBM senior manufacturing superintendent who recently embarked on his third term as a chapter chairman. “Working with clients motivates me, because they’re talented and motivated. So, it’s fun that way.”
“Oh, I do enjoy it,” said Black, a former data communications industry product manager and portfolio strategist. “There’s so many facets to volunteering, as well. There’s the social aspect of meeting and talking with the other counselors. But, more importantly, is meeting with these entrepreneurs that we’re trying to get going, and learning about their challenges. We’re a resource that on entrepreneur can use to bounce their ideas off of, to test their thinking.”