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By Richard Gearhart
Founding Partner

Brian Moran is the founder and CEO of Small Business Edge, a global community platform to help small business owners and entrepreneurs to help them realize their dreams. He is also the founder/CEO of Brian Moran & Associates, a New Jersey-based consulting firm, dedicated to helping SMBs and entrepreneurs run better businesses. Previously, he worked as an Executive Director of Sales Development at the Wall Street Journal, Associate Publisher at Inc. Magazine, and a Publisher at Entrepreneur. Brian has also managed two content companies, Veracle Media and Moran Media Group, which focused on helping entrepreneurs manage and grow their companies. He currently leads SMB Experts, an Oracle-sponsored panel comprised of today’s SMB thought leaders. He also sits on the board for a number of entrepreneurial organizations, including The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, United Athletes Foundation, and SCORE’s National Marketing Council. You can visit Brian at his website at:

Visit the pitch presenters for August 11th at their websites:

Dara Weislo with The Blurbb Spot, a unique location-based kid-friendly, inclusion app geared toward families and people with different capabilities. Users can write and read about nearby parks, places for food & desserts, entertainment, travel and more, at

Michael Pappas with ETFication, a wealth management education company that offers various resources including a newsletter & the Portfolio Shepherd App – providing easy to digest information, basics, and more about personal financing and investing. With more and more companies creating products & services, ETFication provides an easy way to sort through the myriad options at

About the Author
Richard Gearhart, Esq. is the founder of Gearhart Law and the host of a weekly radio show for entrepreneurs called “Passage to Profit”. He has built a firm with an international presence that helps entrepreneurs from around the world with their patent, trademark and copyright needs. Richard commands a breadth of experience that comes from nearly 30 years of practice in the writing and prosecution of hundreds of patents, and in all aspects of Intellectual Property law. In 2022, Richard was recognized by ROI New Jersey as a 2022 ROI Influencer in the Law List category for being one of the best of the best in New Jersey for intellectual property law. Gearhart Law emerged from Richard’s passion for entrepreneurship and startups and his belief that entrepreneurship grows the economy and creates jobs. When we started Gearhart Law, our goal was to help and support the new business ventures of 500 entrepreneurs and inventors. After 12 years, the firm has far surpassed this goal; today, we look forward to helping even more inventors and entrepreneurs get off to a great start and reach their own goals.