In Focus Brands Announces 2013 Local Entrepreneur Program Initiatives

In Focus Brands announces the 2013 slate of initiatives for the Capital Region Entrepreneurs Group ( This slate starts their process of bringing tangible and practical resources to the areas’ entrepreneurs.

Saratoga Springs, NY, December 22, 2012 --( Local entrepreneur, Robert Manasier, today announced the 2013 slate of initiatives for the Capital Region Entrepreneurs Group ( This slate starts the process of bringing tangible and practical resources to the areas’ entrepreneurs.

In keeping with Mr. Manasier’s companies’ objectives of bringing their “creatively practical” solutions to business owners and leaders, In Focus Brands and Diamond Point Advisory Group are supporting the efforts of the Capital Region Entrepreneurs Group, led by Executive Director, Keegan Hayes.

Mr. Manasier states: “There are many great planners and talkers in the area. We are bringing our long-standing culture of collaborative doing to the area to be part of that support matrix. Our directional resourcing process has worked for numerous start up and growth businesses. Keegan and his team are passionate about helping entrepreneurs and enhancing the entrepreneurial community here. We always want to align and assist with those endeavors.”

Keegan Hayes adds: “Bob and his teams have cut through the clutter and have refined the ideas we have been working on. They bring a focused and actionable plan to the table from all this brainstorming plus some great ‘new box’ ideas as a bonus.”

For 2013, Capital Region Entrepreneurs Group will launch the following resource and service programs:

1) An Adult, Business Owner Sports League for networking, socializing and relationship building (you learn about people very quickly on a sports field);
2) Co-Development, Matching Funds Program for new businesses (an online application will be available in January, 2013 at:;
3) Will assist with bringing StartUp Weekend-Saratoga, March 1-3, 2013 to the area (more information will be available in January for getting involved as a mentor, judge, sponsor or organizer) and
4) Will continue their monthly networking events with Funding Pitch Special Events throughout 2013. A calendar of dates will be set by the end of the year.

In Focus Brands is a branded consultancy and agency that focus on creatively practical solutions-Ideas to Action; Action to Revenue. As branded business development experts, they have created, resurrected and/or managed over 82 diverse businesses in over 10 industries. Their unique branded business model approach significantly enhances the potential opportunities and business development for our clients. Our integrated storylines lead to a non-confrontational sales environment with trust and comfort at the core of the dealings.

Diamond Point Advisory Group is a team of complimentary professionals that brings the highest level of service, knowledge and fiscal management to our clients. Our method is simple, focus on what our clients’ goals are and work to deliver the proper solutions for them. We will challenge your way of thinking about money, capital fundraising, fiscal housekeeping and practice management.

Capital Region Entrepreneurs Group is a member-based association of entrepreneurs that provides the education and resources for those looking to start or to grow a business. The organization is based on a strategic and action-oriented model for growing current businesses and a networking platform to enhance the efficiency of business contact discovery. The overall goal of creating a more innovative, entrepreneurial and growth-oriented ethos in the Capital Region is the mission.
In Focus Brands
Bob Manasier