Business Extra: Julia Becker Collins

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Our Business Extra this week features COO and owner of Vision Advertising Julia Becker Collins.

In early 2021 Julia was featured for an article in the Worcester Business Journal, ‘Small Business Relief Must Focus on Small Business’. With over a year of the pandemic in our rear view mirror Julia and host Scott M. Graves explore what went wrong with business assistance.

How do we define small business? Did the pandemic simply exacerbate issues in our business community and society that were already present? How could we do better by each other and what are the consequences to our communities when we get it wrong?

And don’t fear….we spoke a lot about solutions some of which are currently in play and accessible to small businesses everywhere including SMG’s Business Triage. 

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About our Hosts:

Scott M. Graves is the founder of SMGraves Creative Enterprises.  Most recently he was executive director of the Wachusett Business Incubator where the SMG team experimented with various programming to overcome the meaningless ‘ribbon cutting’ experiences so synonymous with much of our nation’s  well-intentioned economic development.   He is known for a steadfast resolve for intellectual rigor and business strategy.  Nothing makes Scott feel more fulfilled than to help other develop their own unique creativity which leads to fulfillment in work and life.  His team is currently partnering with The Worcshop, the east coasts largest industrial makerspace to develop the Worc-It Business Lab for incubating new business.  

An entrepreneur in his own right, Scott previously operated the former Smash Music. Along with ImageIdentity’s David Lubelczyk their team developed Leadership Candidates Program for immersive support of new enterprise and Business Triage, a direct response to the issues now exacerbated for small businesses since the spread of Covid-19.    

Cameron McLeod is the Producer of the ‘Are We Here Yet? Podcast. Since his high school days he has been behind the scenes of multiple productions ranging from directing live football games to filming short movies. Using his musical prowess and his technical skills gained from working as an IT professional, Cameron taught himself what it takes to mix and produce music of his own creation. To this day, he strives to better these skills whenever he can.
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