Author: SJ Barakony

SJ Barakony is a serial entrepreneur, futurist, & connector.

He lives in Ohio & is the Founder of Service Before Self Leadership: An Educational Solutions Provider.

He offers four highly customizable solutions to encourage families, individuals, faith institutions, & business owners to create & cultivate lifelong learning cultures in our homes & workplaces.

He’s been a guest on an educational podcast; been interviewed for an online small business community; is a guest blogger for Innovate NA; and has been an invited speaker five separate times for HECOA.He believes strongly in youth & social entrepreneurship: He continues to serve two chapters of the YEA program (student mentor, mock judge, ad hoc consultant ) & has co-facilitated a session of the SeaChange Accelerator program.

He serves as the TDD for Cleveland & Columbus (Ohio) for the H7 Network.

He also recently became an educational advisor for Tessr.io, a startup  in the exciting world of blockchain/cryptocurrencies that will be establishing a cutting edge educational foundation.

Trends to Watch in the final 365 days of the Decade by @SBSLEducSoltns

by SJ Barakony | Featured Contributor   2019 awaits. How ready are you & your business for these 13 trends?   Can you believe it?! Yes, its true: we’re less than 2 weeks away from another New Years’ Day; so, let’s dedicate a toast to our businesses, our families, & friends! Not only that … […]

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Time = Gold (and … money = silver) by @SBSLEducSoltns

by SJ Barakony | Featured Contributor Putting Productivity ahead of Busy-ness in Business   “I’m so busy!” “How are you? How’s business?  Busy!”   There are mild variants,  yet, the theme is constant: The individual is … say it with me now …. B-u-s-y. Since when did our nation’s backbone, entrepreneurs, decide that this status […]

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Soft Skills aren’t ‘Soft’ by @SBSLEducSoltns

by SJ Barakony | Featured Contributor “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast” … and …. soft skills are the breakfast of  winners!   Did that subtitled quote ( thank YOU to the late Peter Drucker ) catch your eye?! Good! (It was meant to do just that, dear readers.)   We now dive into a deep […]

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Principled and Phenomenal Self Directed Education: Podcasts by @SBSLEducSoltns

by SJ Barakony | Featured Contributor The ‘Why, Whom, How, When, & Where’ of Listening to Podcasts Podcasting is a phenomenal medium for entrepreneurs in so many ways that it stood out to me as an ideal ‘sequel’ post to last month’s focus on self directed education. Over a decade ago, as the entrepreneurial, “E” […]

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It’s ‘Back to School’ … Self-Education never went, or goes, on Vacation by @SBSLEducSoltns

by SJ Barakony | Featured Contributor Why your education always should be in a ‘state of beta’ From coast to coast, and border to border, parents & students across America have been singing a familiar refrain: What’s that, you ask? Back to school season! The mompreneurs amongst us, family businesses who hire their children, and […]

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Your Business’ NQ : Networking “Q” Score by @SBSLEducSoltns

by SJ Barakony | Featured Contributor   How It’s Measured & Why it Matters to Entrepreneurial Success   This month marks another milestone in my lifelong learning journey. What milestone, you might being asking? A: 5 ½ years. Q = how much time has passed since I attended my first ever business networking event? ( […]

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