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Donna Fenn

Author of "Upstarts!" & "Alpha Dogs"

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 Donna Fenn Biography

Donna Fenn is the author of Upstarts: How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit From Their Success (McGraw-Hill, Sept. 2009). Upstarts! deconstructs the DNA of a new generation of young entrepreneurs, analyzes their success strategies, and provides an important glimpse into the entrepreneurial landscape of the future. Fenn also wrote Alpha Dogs: How Your Small Business Can Become A Leader of the Pack (Collins, 2005. Alpha Dogs profiles eight extraordinarily successful small companies in very ordinary industries to illustrate how business success isn’t about what you do but how you do it.

Fenn has more than twenty years experience writing about entrepreneurship and small business trends. She is a contributing editor at Inc. magazine, a community leader at Work.com, a featured expert on SBTV.com, and a blogger on Inc.com. Her work has appeared in Inc., The New York Times, Newsweek, The Associated Press, The Washington Monthly, Working Woman, Working Mother, Family Money, CFO, Corporate Finance, Pink, Parents, and New England Monthly. She is a dynamic pubic speaker with expertise in keynote speeches, workshops, breakout sessions, and panel discussions. Past clients include: The New York Times Small Business Summit, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), National Association of College Stores, Professional BusinessWomen of California, Sustainable Connections, Visa Canada, The George S. May Company, State Farm Insurance, The Women’s Congress, The South Dakota Festival of Books, Mountain and Plains Independent Booksellers Association, Compete Through Service Symposium, Retailing Smarter Symposium.

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Books
Upstarts!: How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit from Their Success

Upstarts!: How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit from Their Success

Alpha Dogs: How Your Small Business Can Become a Leader of the Pack

Alpha Dogs: How Your Small Business Can Become a Leader of the Pack

Speaking Topics
  • The Upstarts are Coming! What You Can Learn From a New Generation of Entrepreneurs.

    In a word, plenty. Generation Y (people born 1977-1994) is starting companies at an unprecedented rate, and their approach to business is unlike anything you've seen. The generation described by the media as spoiled, entitled, even narcissistic, is proving these notions false every day. Fenn examines and analyzes this entrepreneurial revolution to reveal eight critical lessons every entrepreneur and marketer must learn. Based upon her new book Upstarts! How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit From Their Success (McGraw-Hill, 2009), Fenn's talk provides key insight into:
    • Building collaborative tribes
    • Deploying technology for competitive advantage
    • Disrupting the status quo
    • Deconstructing the GenY market
    • Generating branding buzz
    • Leveraging social mission
    • Creating dynamic workplaces
    • Morphing and growing strategically

  • How to Be an Upstart! Start-Up.

    Designed for college students and aspiring young entrepreneurs, this talk focuses on effective start-up strategies for a new generation of entrepreneurs with real-life examples form their own generation. Marketing to GenY the Upstart! Way. You've heard it over and over again -
    • GenY is a huge and affluent market, but they can be ferociously difficult to reach. They're not consumers of traditional media; they're reportedly immune to tried and true marketing techniques; and they have an appetite for products and services that make most experienced marketers scratch their heads. Learn how to reach out to this generation using advice and strategies from successful companies started by their peers.

  • The Upstart! Workplace: How to Reinvent Your Company Culture for a Multi-Generational Workforce.

    It's been suggested that GenY will have the most profound impact on the workplace since the massive influx of women into the workforce in WW II. Learn how the generation that's been described as spoiled and entitled is actually your company's strongest competitive advantage in the marketplace, provided you understand their needs, know how to leverage their talents, and integrate them effectively into your company. Hear about proven strategies from the GenY superstars who know exactly how to do this, since their building exactly the kinds of companies they'd want to work for.

  • Lead the Pack! Alpha Dog Tactics for Entrepreneurs.

    Fenn explains why yesterday's competitive tactics don't work anymore and why every business must reinvent itself as an "Alpha Dog," particularly in tough economic times. She tells stories from the entrepreneurial trenches (based on her first book, Alpha Dogs: How Your Small Business Can Become a Leader of the Pack (Collins, 2005)), imparting lessons learned by a variety of ordinary small businesses that beat the competition, became marketplace leaders, and survived and thrived in good economies and through recessions. Fenn lays out eight success strategies: innovation, customer service, branding, employee engagement, alliances, use of technology, community connections, and reinvention, to illustrate how any small company can become a leader of the pack. Entrepreneurs will come away with solid ideas to transform their own companies; larger companies seeking to market their goods and services to entrepreneurs, or that want to create entrepreneurial cultures of their own, will gain valuable insight into the unique challenges of running and growing a small business.

FAQs
  • HOW TO BOOK Donna Fenn?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Donna Fenn for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Donna Fenn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Donna Fenn or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Donna Fenn?

    Booking fees for Donna Fenn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Donna Fenn, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Donna Fenn?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Donna Fenn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Donna Fenn for your next private or corporate function.
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    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Donna Fenn or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Donna Fenn or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Donna Fenn

Author of "Upstarts!" & "Alpha Dogs"

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Donna Fenn Biography

Donna Fenn is the author of Upstarts: How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit From Their Success (McGraw-Hill, Sept. 2009). Upstarts! deconstructs the DNA of a new generation of young entrepreneurs, analyzes their success strategies, and provides an important glimpse into the entrepreneurial landscape of the future. Fenn also wrote Alpha Dogs: How Your Small Business Can Become A Leader of the Pack (Collins, 2005. Alpha Dogs profiles eight extraordinarily successful small companies in very ordinary industries to illustrate how business success isn’t about what you do but how you do it.

Fenn has more than twenty years experience writing about entrepreneurship and small business trends. She is a contributing editor at Inc. magazine, a community leader at Work.com, a featured expert on SBTV.com, and a blogger on Inc.com. Her work has appeared in Inc., The New York Times, Newsweek, The Associated Press, The Washington Monthly, Working Woman, Working Mother, Family Money, CFO, Corporate Finance, Pink, Parents, and New England Monthly. She is a dynamic pubic speaker with expertise in keynote speeches, workshops, breakout sessions, and panel discussions. Past clients include: The New York Times Small Business Summit, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), National Association of College Stores, Professional BusinessWomen of California, Sustainable Connections, Visa Canada, The George S. May Company, State Farm Insurance, The Women’s Congress, The South Dakota Festival of Books, Mountain and Plains Independent Booksellers Association, Compete Through Service Symposium, Retailing Smarter Symposium.

Donna Fenn Books

Donna Fenn Speaking Topics

  • The Upstarts are Coming! What You Can Learn From a New Generation of Entrepreneurs.

    In a word, plenty. Generation Y (people born 1977-1994) is starting companies at an unprecedented rate, and their approach to business is unlike anything you've seen. The generation described by the media as spoiled, entitled, even narcissistic, is proving these notions false every day. Fenn examines and analyzes this entrepreneurial revolution to reveal eight critical lessons every entrepreneur and marketer must learn. Based upon her new book Upstarts! How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit From Their Success (McGraw-Hill, 2009), Fenn's talk provides key insight into:
    • Building collaborative tribes
    • Deploying technology for competitive advantage
    • Disrupting the status quo
    • Deconstructing the GenY market
    • Generating branding buzz
    • Leveraging social mission
    • Creating dynamic workplaces
    • Morphing and growing strategically

  • How to Be an Upstart! Start-Up.

    Designed for college students and aspiring young entrepreneurs, this talk focuses on effective start-up strategies for a new generation of entrepreneurs with real-life examples form their own generation. Marketing to GenY the Upstart! Way. You've heard it over and over again -
    • GenY is a huge and affluent market, but they can be ferociously difficult to reach. They're not consumers of traditional media; they're reportedly immune to tried and true marketing techniques; and they have an appetite for products and services that make most experienced marketers scratch their heads. Learn how to reach out to this generation using advice and strategies from successful companies started by their peers.

  • The Upstart! Workplace: How to Reinvent Your Company Culture for a Multi-Generational Workforce.

    It's been suggested that GenY will have the most profound impact on the workplace since the massive influx of women into the workforce in WW II. Learn how the generation that's been described as spoiled and entitled is actually your company's strongest competitive advantage in the marketplace, provided you understand their needs, know how to leverage their talents, and integrate them effectively into your company. Hear about proven strategies from the GenY superstars who know exactly how to do this, since their building exactly the kinds of companies they'd want to work for.

  • Lead the Pack! Alpha Dog Tactics for Entrepreneurs.

    Fenn explains why yesterday's competitive tactics don't work anymore and why every business must reinvent itself as an "Alpha Dog," particularly in tough economic times. She tells stories from the entrepreneurial trenches (based on her first book, Alpha Dogs: How Your Small Business Can Become a Leader of the Pack (Collins, 2005)), imparting lessons learned by a variety of ordinary small businesses that beat the competition, became marketplace leaders, and survived and thrived in good economies and through recessions. Fenn lays out eight success strategies: innovation, customer service, branding, employee engagement, alliances, use of technology, community connections, and reinvention, to illustrate how any small company can become a leader of the pack. Entrepreneurs will come away with solid ideas to transform their own companies; larger companies seeking to market their goods and services to entrepreneurs, or that want to create entrepreneurial cultures of their own, will gain valuable insight into the unique challenges of running and growing a small business.

FAQs on booking Donna Fenn

  • How to book Donna Fenn?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Donna Fenn for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Donna Fenn, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Donna Fenn or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Donna Fenn?

    Booking fees for Donna Fenn, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Donna Fenn, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Donna Fenn?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Donna Fenn for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Donna Fenn for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Donna Fenn or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Donna Fenn or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Donna Fenn is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Donna Fenn for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Donna Fenn generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are JP Pawliw-Fry, Libby Gill, Sam Geist, Maddy Dychtwald and Jose Feliciano, Jr.. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Donna Fenn for an upcoming event.

Donna Fenn Speaking Topics

  • The Upstarts are Coming! What You Can Learn From a New Generation of Entrepreneurs.

    In a word, plenty. Generation Y (people born 1977-1994) is starting companies at an unprecedented rate, and their approach to business is unlike anything you've seen. The generation described by the media as spoiled, entitled, even narcissistic, is proving these notions false every day. Fenn examines and analyzes this entrepreneurial revolution to reveal eight critical lessons every entrepreneur and marketer must learn. Based upon her new book Upstarts! How GenY Entrepreneurs are Rocking the World of Business and 8 Ways You Can Profit From Their Success (McGraw-Hill, 2009), Fenn's talk provides key insight into:
    • Building collaborative tribes
    • Deploying technology for competitive advantage
    • Disrupting the status quo
    • Deconstructing the GenY market
    • Generating branding buzz
    • Leveraging social mission
    • Creating dynamic workplaces
    • Morphing and growing strategically

  • How to Be an Upstart! Start-Up.

    Designed for college students and aspiring young entrepreneurs, this talk focuses on effective start-up strategies for a new generation of entrepreneurs with real-life examples form their own generation. Marketing to GenY the Upstart! Way. You've heard it over and over again -
    • GenY is a huge and affluent market, but they can be ferociously difficult to reach. They're not consumers of traditional media; they're reportedly immune to tried and true marketing techniques; and they have an appetite for products and services that make most experienced marketers scratch their heads. Learn how to reach out to this generation using advice and strategies from successful companies started by their peers.

  • The Upstart! Workplace: How to Reinvent Your Company Culture for a Multi-Generational Workforce.

    It's been suggested that GenY will have the most profound impact on the workplace since the massive influx of women into the workforce in WW II. Learn how the generation that's been described as spoiled and entitled is actually your company's strongest competitive advantage in the marketplace, provided you understand their needs, know how to leverage their talents, and integrate them effectively into your company. Hear about proven strategies from the GenY superstars who know exactly how to do this, since their building exactly the kinds of companies they'd want to work for.

  • Lead the Pack! Alpha Dog Tactics for Entrepreneurs.

    Fenn explains why yesterday's competitive tactics don't work anymore and why every business must reinvent itself as an "Alpha Dog," particularly in tough economic times. She tells stories from the entrepreneurial trenches (based on her first book, Alpha Dogs: How Your Small Business Can Become a Leader of the Pack (Collins, 2005)), imparting lessons learned by a variety of ordinary small businesses that beat the competition, became marketplace leaders, and survived and thrived in good economies and through recessions. Fenn lays out eight success strategies: innovation, customer service, branding, employee engagement, alliances, use of technology, community connections, and reinvention, to illustrate how any small company can become a leader of the pack. Entrepreneurs will come away with solid ideas to transform their own companies; larger companies seeking to market their goods and services to entrepreneurs, or that want to create entrepreneurial cultures of their own, will gain valuable insight into the unique challenges of running and growing a small business.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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