About Us


The work we love

We provide services in all types of businesses, but we really love helping enterprises that create a greater good in our world. Social innovators sometimes need blueprints that are a little different than what a typical business might follow. Whatever your purpose or mission, we are here to help you launch and scale your business.

Who we are

Paul and Maria Wright are a husband and wife team who are passionate about helping entrepreneurs. They started their first business 18 years ago with high hopes (and unrealistic expectations). Since then, they’ve worked in various capacities with hundreds of small business owners and learned a gold mine of lessons along the way.

Today, they are bringing their combined expertise to both small business owners and also those who help small businesses by providing consulting and support services to entrepreneurs, foundations, non-profits and other entrepreneur ecosystems.

Paul brings a lifetime of experience working in the non-profit/economic development world, and Maria is the marketing and tech guru who holds a patent for her work in a tech startup. Together, they can help you serve your people more effectively.

About Paul

Favorite Quote: “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” -John Muir


Paul is a consultant, trainer and mentor to pioneering leaders and organizations. His strengths resides in helping entrepreneurs to launch and grow new enterprises. His passion is to help release other’s full potential for the common good.

Paul has served in various community economic development financing roles with both private and public “impact investors” having helped deploy over $20 million into projects in his career.  

He also is a skilled facilitator, trainer and executive coach who has contributed to nationally recognized learning platforms, curriculum or programs that support entrepreneurs and social innovators.

Works with

Entrepreneurs, Impact Investors, Economic Developers, Non-Profit Leaders

Speaks on

Entrepreneurship, launching new businesses, social enterprises, innovative ways to finance your startup, leadership in mission-driven organizations

About Maria

Favorite Quote: “Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.” –Joe Sparano


Maria's tech career started when she was in elementary school when her dad brought home a Radio Shack TRS-80 computer in the early 1980s. She studied coding languages and instructional design in school, but it wasn't until she worked for tech startup that she started learning about digital design and marketing.

Maria values simplicity in design, efficiency, and finding solutions that make people's lives easier.

Specializes in

  • Websites in Wordpress and Webflow platforms that focus on solving your clients’ problems
  • Websites for rental properties (Airbnb's, Bed & Breakfasts)
  • Personal brands for service-based entrepreneurs
  • User Experience (UX) and ADA Compliance for Websites
  • Multilingual websites

Speaks on

Marketing that attracts and connects, developing your core marketing message, tips for building a successful business website, marketing in real life (outside social media), using The Four Tendencies to successfully develop habits

Our Team

Patrice Manuel

Patrice Manuel

Course Facilitator
A retired military officer with over 20 years’ experience in project management and organizational development.
John Nelson

John Nelson

Course Facilitator
A business owner and retired U.S. Army Officer, with 12 years experience in the private sector and corporate world.
Jennifer Reis

Jennifer Reis

Course Facilitator
An educator, creative entrepreneur, artist, and gallery director who has over 25 years of experience in arts business, administration, and higher education.

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