Anyone who keeps up to date with Elevate on Facebook or has joined our newsletter knows who Keegan O’Connell is. A few months back, we posted a story about our new broadcasting room and highlighted the services Keegan is bringing to our center. On our Facebook feed, we have often shared Keegan’s progress while he was raising funding to grow his business. What most of our readers may not know is the success Keegan has had in his own business venture.
Buzzed & Board Media LLC. is the first business to graduate the Elevate 6-Step Accelerator Program. Additionally, Buzzed & Board is receiving a $5,000 KIVA loan in order to expand its business venture. Since beginning services at Elevate, Keegan O’Connell (Owner of Buzzed & Board), has gained a greater understanding of how to establish his business in the Mattoon area. Keegan says the most valuable aspect of joining Elevate is, “the feeling that regardless of what happens, I am surrounded by like-minded people who can shape my next step towards success.” This sense of community is the focal point of what we do here at Elevate.
Keegan first heard of our center through a discussion with a peer. He was intrigued by our services provided by LISC Rural and the Accenture Learning Program. After utilizing these services, Keegan was able to work with business mentors and coaches who are giving him the inspiration and confidence needed to continue growing. Be on the lookout for a webinar hosted by Keegan which will soon be available on our website and social media!
The team at Elevate looks forward to the growth of Buzzed & Board Media LLC. and helping other entrepreneurs. Hundreds of individuals in the Coles County Area have the potential to become a successful business owner such as Keegan.
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