From sole proprietor start-ups and “mom & pop” shop owners to multi-million-dollar-funded gazelles and social enterprises, Dodie Jacobi has consulted with hundreds of companies from various industries creating marketing and growth strategies with entrepreneurial ventures. A three-time entrepreneur who also co-founded three not-for- profit organizations, Dodie was instrumental in developing business plans for several entrepreneurship support programs funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. Currently, Dodie helps entrepreneurs define what they want and mentors to assure their success. She also teaches Business Edge, a course for small business owners at Missouri Bank, and hosts Circles of Trust (peer advisory think tanks). It all comes together in her next chapter as she Executive Produces and hosts a web series launching fall, 2014, that broadcasts her actual meetings with entrepreneurs to educate, entertain, and inspire others by her clients’ examples.
Dodie is a frequently quoted media source, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, NPR’s Marketplace, and Good Morning America. Recently, Dodie was honored as one of three women KC Makers, selected from among 50 nominees for her work in entrepreneurship. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance from Southern Methodist University. Dodie lives in Hyde Park in Kansas City, Missouri, with dog Pippa, and cat Harry. She can be found quilting, dancing the Samba (really!), or riding her horse Taye on the trails at the Saddle & Sirloin Club.