AFCEA and SPI Co-Sponsored our first Entrepreneurial Breakfast on 26 November 2013 featuring

Special Guest Speaker

Anne Arundel County Executive

Laura Neuman 

Anne Arundel County Executive Laura Neuman, accomplished Entrepreneur, was our Special Guest Speaker at our AFCEA/ SPI Entrepreneur Breakfast in Belcamp, MD. Ms. Neuman spoke on "Why I did it, How I did it", discussing decision points and choices made with Ms. Neuman's uniquely positive perspectives and motivations, to succeed in business and in public service, and to assist and guide others to succeed. Ms. Neuman was a tremendous inspiration. 

Colonel Ed Rothstein, President and CEO of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corporation spoke on the initiatives that Anne Arundel County is implementing to assist and support Entrepreneurism in the County. 

The Entrepreneur Breakfast group included AFCEA members, SPI's VEP2013 graduates, Heather Campbell representing Senator Ben Cardin, and Elizabeth Janney of the Patch News Group. 

Many thank yous to County Executive Neuman and Colonel Rothstein for traveling from AA County !







William Belknap, Veteran, CEO of aEONRG, LLC. :

 “Attending and then learning from and implementing the takeaways at the Veterans Entrepreneur Day event, sponsored by Startup Partners, Inc., was instrumental in finalizing my business plan as well as providing me access to additional partners and coaches that directly led to my company’s first year of success. Within one year of becoming operational, aEONRG, LLC reached its goal of over $1M in federal and state construction and facility service contract awards. Because of its outstanding growth and commitment to its community, on May 22nd 2014, aEONRG, LLC received the Chester County SCORE Small Business Award that was officially recognized by the Chester County Commissioners, Pennsylvania House of Representatives and Senate and by a United States Congressman and Senator. Thank you Angela and SPI for your assistance in launching us!!



Startup Partners, Inc. and Team APG delivered Veterans Entrepreneur Day on 15 November 2012.  

The event was delivered to enable Veterans with Businesses or wanted to Start a Business, to Exhibit– Sell their Products and Services, and Contracting Companies and Agencies to Attend– Buy.  No one else was allowed into the event.  It was the first of its kind.  

19 Veterans with Businesses from 4 states, and 8 Companies and Agencies participated in the Event.

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Entrepreneur’ s JourneyTM

Topics critical to Entrepreneurs, are brought to you by experienced Entrepreneurs…

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We hope this information helps you to increase your success….by doing more of the ‘right’ things...

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Entrepreneuring is a plus-sum game.  This means that an entrepreneur adds value, solves problems, and the results are a creation of wealth through profits, both for the Entrepreneur and the Customer.   All involved can win.


Compare with:

Þ Wall street is a zero-sum game.  At the end of the day, there are winners and losers.


Þ Theft is a negative-sum game. At the end of the day, both the thief and the victim lose.


How is Entrepreneuring a Plus-Sum Game?

Delivering Quality and Excellence

Adding Value

It was an entrepreneur who developed the backhoe—  The entrepreneur thought of a way to put a shovel onto a motorized vehicle— added value to the shovel and the vehicle.  This saves the builder from having to use a shovel to dig a hole, ultimately saving hundreds of hours.  The builder builds better quality houses much faster. 

¨ The entrepreneur sells the backhoe at a profit. 

¨ The builder sells more quality houses at a lower price and still makes a healthy profit.

¨ More people can buy houses at affordable prices.  They profit from living in a quality home.


Solving Problems

Before 1910, gas-powered lamps were used to light rooms and hallways in homes, apartment buildings and offices.  There were huge problems with this.  It was very dangerous because people got sick or died from the fumes, and buildings could catch fire easily.   Several people developed the light bulb and found ways to deliver electricity to illuminate streets and buildings, using the lightbulbs, in an affordable way.  Thomas Edison was one of them. 

¨ Edison and others solved the problems caused by dangerous gas-powered lamps by providing illumination and safety, sold their lightbulbs and delivered electricity at affordable prices —  making a profit.

¨ People who used the lightbulbs and electricity didn't get sick or die from fumes, could work learn or play much longer— profited from a better lifestyle;  shopkeepers kept their shops open for longer hours— profiting from the additional sales;  baseball games could be played at night;  and much much more.


The Computer:  the development and constant improvement of personal computers and computing devices— which are available to everyone— make it easier and faster to perform many functions—and in less time:  communicate, calculate, perform accounting functions, prepare proposals, identify organisms, and much much more.  

¨ The user of the computer profits from getting their work done in less time and in using the computer for play; 

¨ The receiver of the work in less time profits; 

¨ The entrepreneur who makes the computer profits.


Bottom line:  Entrepreneurs Create Wealth—

By adding value ...solving problems

 generating profits for Themselves, Customers, and Investors:

Creating Wealth.



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An avid sports enthusiast and Detroit native, “I am not sure why, but I have loved baseball from a very young age.  I grew up as a Tigers fan and listened to games on the radio and watched on TV.  Relatives and friends would take me to games at Tiger Stadium and that was always a thrill.  I collected baseball cards, played baseball and had an Al Kaline poster on my wall. ”, says CDR Moule’.


Who will win the 2017 World Series?   “I think the Washington Nationals will win.  Their pitching and hitting are amazing”, predicts CDR Moule’.


CDR Moule’ is active in sports, participating in running events and golf, and is a fan of many sports teams, especially the Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants baseball teams. 

After high school, CDR Moule’ moved to California and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Clinical Science from San Francisco State University.  


CDR Moule’ joined the Navy and was commissioned in 1970 at Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island.  Her Navy assignments ranged across different fields including intelligence, information technology, recruiting, base operations management, and education and training.  During her career,  CDR Moule’ earned a Master of Science Degree from Naval Postgraduate School in 1990 and a Master of Arts Degree at Naval War College in 1995.  CDR Moule’ served as the Deputy Dean of Students and later as Operations Officer for the Center for Executive Education at the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California before retiring from the Navy in 2000.


CDR Moule’ became the Vice President of Operations at Altura International, a company that built custom Internet shopping malls for retail catalog merchants.

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“Tooey’s Crossroads II...more lies

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“Blood on the Chesapeake”

...follow a Hero (Pulaski) and his family among the brutal violence of Maryland’s slavery era.



“Raven’s Risk”  available soon.

The Third Book in the Pulaski Saga.

From the first book:  Ben P​ulaski is supposed to be dead.

But when he returns to Havre de Grace in 1841, two years after being reported lost at sea, it is not the homecoming he has long dreamed about.

His reunion with Sonja and his sons-which kept his hope alive during squalid captive years in  China-is replaced by a cruel reality.

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