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By Richard Gearhart
Founding Partner

This week’s featured speaker: Susan P. Ascher!

Susan P. Ascher is President and CEO of The Ascher Group, an award winning national consulting firm and the Founder of The Sphere of Excellence in Communication and Course Connections. Susan’s training and coaching programs have helped Fortune 50 companies, emerging growth companies, organizations and universities raise the bar in communication, leadership development, teamwork and client relations.
You can read more about Susan at:

Visit the pitch presenters for September 22nd at their websites:

Carolyn Barbarite with JavaMelts, a flavored sweetener and a quick, simple and delicious way to take control over the taste of your coffee or tea, at

Jesal Trivedi with Aduri, the world’s first connected, multi-sensory meditation cushion and system designed to make meditation easier & community focused at,

Charisse Torres with Memory Ties Training Shoelaces, the secret weapon for teaching children shoe-tying and help for those who have difficulty tying their shoes, with the “lace that remembers”, 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.