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Startup Entrepreneurs Learn How Mentoring Fuels Small Business Growth

Startup entrepreneurs need mentoring and mentorship experiences to build their business smarter and faster than they could alone. In a new video interview, Mark J. Carter, creator of Idea Climbing™, interviews Barbara Rozgonyi, founder of CoryWest Media, on “8 Unedited Minutes™. Mark and Barbara discuss the importance of getting advice, support and connections from mentors and how to find them to help with your entrepreneurship journey.

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“In this video you’ll learn how to seek out and find your next mentor, how to start a conversation with them and then how to turn a one-time conversation into a long-term, meaningful relationship.” Mark J. Carter,

Barbara Rozgonyi was reaching 400% of sales quotas as a corporate trainer when she woke up all alone on her first Mother’s Day in a hotel room in St. Louis, where she was attending a national sales conference. Missing her family on an important day, Barbara decided it was time to make a BIG change.

In a new video, Barbara Rozgonyi, founder of CoryWest Media tells her startup story to Mark J. Carter, creator of Idea Climbing™, on “8 Unedited Minutes™. Featured on Carol Roth’s Business Unplugged™ blog, the video interview is also on YouTube at:

After going through career counseling, taking personality tests and getting feedback from other female entrepreneurs, Barbara decided to strike out on her own and found CoryWest Media, a marketing communications consultancy named after her mother and grandmother.

“In this interview we talk about the importance of getting advice, support and connections from mentors, and also how to find them to help with your entrepreneurship journey,” Barbara says.

Without generous, and gracious, support from her peers and successful startup role models, Barbara doesn’t know if she would have had the motivation or the courage to go out on her own. That kind of support is why many entrepreneurs need to find and work with mentors.

About Barbara Rozgonyi CEO and Business Keynote Motivational Speaker / Author / Consultant
Barbara Rozgonyi leads CoryWest Media, a strategic marketing consultancy founded in 1990 to create business for business and motivate accelerated action in organizations of all shapes and sizes.

A passionate educator and digital communications consultant, Barbara designs social media marketing and PR programs to advance careers, connect communities, and grow business. As publisher of since 2006, Barbara’s work is often a catalyst for creative thinkers and leaders.

A motivating marketing speaker and author, Barbara is a recognized thought leader in the digital marketing industry ( and is a member of the prestigious National Speakers Association who served as a Dean of the Illinois Chapter’s Speakers Academy. Explore Barbara’s programs at
About Mark J. Carter Producer 
In addition to producing “8 Unedited Minutes™,” Carter’s collaborated on an array of exciting projects, including:

  • Managing book launches and speaking tours for New York Times Bestselling business authors
  • Teaming up with Richard Saul Wurman, the Founder of TED, to create an event with 50 world class luminaries
  • Crafting the branding statement and directing marketing strategy for the world’s largest chapter of Meeting Professionals International (MPI)
  • Interviewing top executives and sponsors at the news desk at Dell World (now Dell EMC World)
  • Creating marketing and outreach programs for the world’s largest improv festival
  • Designing the mentoring program for Loyola University’s Quinlan School Of Business

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