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Welcome to Solvit - It's Launch Time 

I’ve decided to take a page from Dave Kerpen’s business playbook and am proud to announce that I am launching my first company, Solvit. Solvit helps small businesses grow by creating individualized efficient solutions that increase brand awareness and influence.

For more than a year now, I have had a front row seat to one of the world's best thought leaders in social media, Dave Kerpen. Dave is the Chairman of Likeable Media, CEO of Likeable Local, New York Times best selling author, and global keynote speaker. I am so grateful to Dave for opening the door of opportunity for me as Project Manager and Executive Assistant.

It was this time last year that my life changed…

I sat outside Coach’s office with my stomach in knots. Slowly, one by one, each of my teammates walked into his office. After about an hour,  I heard “Berk” called. I jumped up and shuffled in. Fifteen minutes later, I walked out holding back my tears. I shook hands with each of those whom I had hoped would continue to be my teammates.

I had played baseball my whole life, starting from the Saturday mornings spent in Central Park with my Dad when I was four, to playing with New York Empire Baseball and Jordan Baltimore for more than ten years, to four years of varsity baseball at Hunter College High school, through my first semester at Hamilton College. Baseball was my identity.

I’ve always been a sucker for motivational and inspirational videos. However, I have always taken them with a grain of salt. For years my favorite video had emphasized dreaming and committing to being successful, but it no longer worked. I found myself struggling to rebound, recover, and establish my new identity.

I had been told the saying, “when one door closes, another opens” but thought that it was cliche and cheesy…

Wow, was I wrong!

I was sitting in the airport in Tel Aviv and had an hour before my flight. I was catching up on email and saw an opportunity to apply to work with a fellow Hunter High School alum. Two weeks and four sample tasks later I had the job! As Project Manager and Executive Assistant, I have created websites, run social media ad campaigns, written articles, planned and coordinated training events, published a book and more. These experiences have given me the training, skills and knowledge to help you too! Solvit will ignite your social media by creating an individualized strategy plan to drive business results.

Honestly, I don’t know what is going to happen, but do I know that the best way to learn is by doing. As Yoda said, “Do. Or do not. There is no try.” While the future is uncertain, I am so excited for what is yet to be.

This is just the beginning, but I couldn’t have gotten to this point without the continual support from all of those around me. To my family, friends, and mentors, I definitely don’t say this enough, thank you!

What business challenges are you facing?

Let me know at rberk@solvitus.com and let me Solvit!