Interested in starting your own entrepreneurial journey but unsure what to expect? Then read up on our interview with Dr. Ronald Shapiro, Founder of Ronald G Shapiro, PhD, LLC, located in Providence, RI, USA.

What's your business, and who are your customers?

I offer Education through Entertainment TV game show-style programs such as Mind Games designed to show people more about how they think so they can be safer, more productive, and better communicators. The programs are a TON of FUN!!!

The programs are great for ABC:

  • Academics (graduate school to grade 3)
  • Businesses (including conferences & conventions)
  • Celebrations (including birthdays and reunions)

Tell us about yourself

I am a speaker and consultant in career development, education, human factors/ergonomics, leadership development, learning, management development, and psychology. I earned my doctoral degree in psychology with a specialization in designing products, solutions, and services so that they will be easy for people to use. I am also an experienced educator, manager, leader, and consultant, having worked in large companies and small companies.

My Education by Entertainment programs are designed to show people more about how they think so that they can be safer, more productive, and better communicators. They are applicable, educational, entertaining as well as a ton of fun. The programs offer experience participants won't forget. Indeed, participants will remember more from my Education By Entertainment programs than from most lectures. They'll also find my programs to be more entertaining than most parties.

What's your biggest accomplishment as a business owner?

We have a positive impact on our program participants while having FUN!!!

What's one of the hardest things that come with being a business owner?

Identifying new clients.

What are the top tips you'd give to anyone looking to start, run and grow a business today?

  1. Doing whatever you want to do is the easy part. Identifying new clients is the difficult part.
  2. Networking is very important. Get to know your local Chamber of Commerce team.
  3. As you grow your business, "Develop your people. All else will follow."

Where can people find you and your business?


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