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Jumpstart the success of your business by attending the Blink Law Entrepreneur Summit. The Blink Law Entrepreneur Summit will be a one-day event for entrepreneurs interested in starting a business and experienced entrepreneurs alike. Not only will attendees hear from experienced entrepreneurs and leaders in critical industries to all business owners, legal, accounting and insurance, but all attendees will also work with attorney Sam Blink to strategically plan and form their businesses for long term success.

Meet the speakers:

Matt Bodnar


Matt is the Chairman of Fresh Technology and Co-founder and Managing Partner of the Fresh Capital Group. You may recognize one of his restaurants, Martin’s BBQ. But Martin’s isn’t his only achievement, Matt has acquired more than 25 private companies including ToGoTechnologies, VeggieTables, MicroGenesis, WWISP Inc, CRS Inc, Athenian, and ILJB International. In 2018 Matt was named to Forbes “30 Under 30” and is currently a partner in multiple Inc “Fastest Growing Companies in America.” 

Gerald Ladner


Gerald is the Vice President of Strategic Agency Partnership and External Affairs with State Auto Insurance Company and will provide key insights to the questions entrepreneurs should be considering when obtaining insurance for their company. Gerald was also appointed to the Board of Insurance Council of Texas by Governor Abbot and was named 2021 National Association of Professional Insurance Agents Agent of the Year. 

Steve Springer


Steve is a CPA and manager of auditing and business consulting services at Stone, Rudolph and Henry, PLC and will provide critical insights to tax issues that entrepreneurs will face. Steve has 28 years of experience in public accounting and 10 years of experience in the banking industry. He was named Ambassador of the Year for Middle Tennessee in 2000 and in 2013 for the Greater Clarksville Region.

Sam Blink


Sam Blink is an attorney and Managing Member of Blink Law, LLC and will discuss the legal matters all entrepreneurs should be thinking of when opening and growing their business. Sam has counseled in multiple business capital raises that raised over $2,000,000 in investments, corporate sales for over $7,000,000, business formations and successful mergers. 

Business Formation

In addition to hearing from the excellent lineup of speakers, the Summit also includes meeting, in person or virtually, with attorney Sam Blink to strategize the best plan forward for your business. Sam will help you decide the best entity type for your business and growth plans, and then form your businesses in Tennessee. He will draft your businesses’ contractual documents such as the Operating Agreement or Bylaws, and register your entity with the IRS for your EIN, the TN Dept. of Revenue, and obtain your local business license. If your business is already formed, he will review your business strategy with you to make any amendments necessary for continued growth and profits. You will leave the Summit with a portfolio of all business records you need to start your business, all documents you will need for ongoing obligations for your business, and a list of contacts to help assist you with protecting and growing your business.

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