Brent Beshore

Founder/CEO of

Columbia, Missouri Area
Venture Capital & Private Equity

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Brent Beshore's Overview


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Brent Beshore's Organizations

  • Young Entrepreneur's Council

    • January 2011 to Present
  • Heart of Missouri United Way

    • February 2008 to February 2014
  • Centennial Investors (Angel Capital Investment Group)

    • March 2009 to Present
  • Commerce Bank Regional Board of Directors

    • March 2011 to Present

Brent Beshore's Honors and Awards

  • American Express Open Forum "10 Under 30"

    American Express
    • February 2012
  • #28 on Inc. 500

    Inc. Magazine
    • September 2011
  • VH1 Do Something Award

    • June 2011
  • Heart of VAC Award Recipient (Community Service Award)

    Voluntary Action Center
    • March 2011
  • "20 Under 40"

    Columbia Business Times
    • March 2009
  • Fast Track Awardee

    Missouri Chamber of Commerce
    • April 2012

Brent Beshore's Publications

  • Time to take an innovation vacation?

    • The Washington Post Business
    • May 8, 2012

    Finding time to take a vacation with a packed schedule can prove to be a challenge. So instead of taking time off, take an "innovation vacation".

  • 8 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 22

    • Under 30 CEO
    • January 9, 2012

    A conversation with two young entrepreneurs sparked some reflection on my past six years as an entrepreneur. If I could do it all over again, here are the things I wish I had known in the beginning.

    Inc. featured tips from this article in a recent post entitled "3 Things I Wish I Knew Back When." You can read more about this post here:

  • 12 Counterintuitive Practices For Long-Term Success

    • Forbes
    • June 18, 2013

    Dealing with life's complexity and chasing success can be challenging to say the least. Here is a list of practices derived from successful people that may benefit you as you work to reach your goals.

  • 13 Little Things You're Doing to Sabotage Your Success

    • Forbes
    • January 8, 2013

    In my contribution to Forbes, I tackle the small things we do that can be damaging to our future success. They're easy mistakes to make but being conscious of them will serve you well in your endeavors.

  • 17 Simple Questions Successful Entrepreneurs Ask Before Starting Anything New

    • Forbes
    • January 15, 2013

    As someone who’s looked at starting more than 30 companies and has actually started around 12, I’ve had my fair share of dumb ideas, bad starts, and misaligned expectations. As a result, I’ve developed a checklist of questions to ask myself before I ever engage another person.

  • 'Party With Purpose' And 8 Other Pieces of Advice For Aspiring College Entrepreneurs

    • Forbes
    • August 20, 2013

    I thought I had to go to grad school, get a “real job,” and earn my way into entrepreneurship. Therefore, college was about making good grades, padding my résumé, and getting into grad school. Unfortunately, I did all that and missed out on a lot. Here’s what I wish I’d known then.

Brent Beshore's Skills & Expertise

  1. Innovation
  2. Strategic Planning
  3. Advertising
  4. Start-ups
  5. Creative Problem Solving
  6. Strategic Communications
  7. Wine
  8. Entrepreneurship
  9. Public Speaking
  10. Social Media
  11. Marketing
  12. Leadership
  13. Strategy
  14. Nonprofits
  15. Email Marketing
  16. Public Relations
  17. Google+
  18. Copywriting
  19. Marketing Strategy
  20. Digital Media
  21. New Media
  22. Blogging
  23. Social Media Marketing
  24. Fundraising
  25. Event Planning
  26. Marketing Communications
  27. Online Marketing
  28. Online Advertising
  29. Editing
  30. Facebook
  31. Media Relations
  32. Integrated Marketing
  33. Management
  34. SEO
  35. Social Networking
  36. Strategic Partnerships
  37. Digital Marketing
  38. E-commerce
  39. Sales
  40. Small Business
  41. Program Management
  42. Digital Strategy
  43. SEM
  44. Brand Development
  45. Web Analytics
  46. Mobile Marketing
  47. Social Media Measurement
  48. Interactive Marketing
  49. Content Strategy

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Brent Beshore's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Poverty Alleviation
    • Organizations I support:

      • Heart of MIssouri United Way

Brent Beshore's Additional Information

Honors and Awards:

2012 American Express Open Forum "10 Under 30" Recipient
2011 Inc. 500 Recipient (#28)
2011 VH1 Do Something Award Nominee
2011 Heart of VAC Award Recipient (Community Service Award)
"20 Under 40" (2009 Recipient)

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