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Ken Anderson

Advisor Greater Philadelphia Area, US

Director, Entrepreneurial and Small Business Support, Delaware Economic Development Office, State of Delaware, Executive Department.

Director, Entrepreneurial and Small Business Support, Delaware Economic Development Office, State of Delaware, Executive Department.

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Positions

Director, Entrepreneurial and Small Business Support Delaware Economic Development Office, State of Delaware, Executive Department October 2007 - present
President & CEO ShoeModelz November 2014 - present
Lieutenant US Navy June 1972 - September 1983
Program Director Partnership- Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO) and One Million by One Million (1M/1M) September 2015 - present
Advisor FounderDating April 2016 - present
Chairman Governor's Supplier Diversity Council November 2011 - present
DEDO Program Director Delaware Kauffman FastTrac April 2011 - present
Program Director Delaware Emerging Technology Center October 2007 - present
President ShoeModelz November 2014 - present
Executive Vice President and Principal Goeins-Williams Associates, Inc. July 2003 - October 2007
President The Ken Anderson Company January 2001 - January 2007
Divisional Vice President Adesta Communications( formerly MFS Network Technologies, Inc.) January 1996 - November 2001
Assistant Vice President and Western Area Deputy Area Operations Manager Integrated Systems Analysts, Inc. June 1983 - December 1996
Lieutenant United States Navy June 1972 - September 1983

Education

United States Naval Academy Political Science, Engineering
Central High School of Philadelphia College Prepatory
Thomas Jefferson School of Law Law 1995 - 1997

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Commerce
  • • Education
  • • Events
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Media
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Transportation
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Nutrition

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How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Wide range of corporate, state and private sector investment. Serial entrepreneurs and currently bootstrapping a new project.

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Diane Laird
We worked together  •  State Coordinator, Downtown Delaware & Business Outreach Specialist, State of Delaware and Owner and artist, Simple Joys LLC.
Ken Anderson is a trusted colleague in the Delaware Economic Development Office (DEDO). We collaborate daily on many types of conferences, ... training opportunities, and development of programs to support entrepreneurs and small business owners in Delaware’s downtown communities and statewide. As a small business advisor, Ken successfully works with owners, quickly assessing needs and next steps, from planning to funding, for business owners in both early-stage and growth/expansion mode. Specifically, Ken has provided business advisement for selectees of Project Pop Up, significant expansion of DEDO’s eCommerce: Sales and Marketing training program, and co-development of Downtown Delaware’s Rural Business Mentoring Program, our newest programmatic offering to downtown business owners. We have co-led several educational sessions to a national audience focused on entrepreneurism and small business support for downtown communities at the annual Main Street Now conferences. Ken also acts an advisor to me in my personal small business, Simple Joys LLC, wherein he specifically encouraged the integration of an eCommerce website and related social media outlets to successfully increase profits.
Alec Shekhar
We worked together  •  President, GainWebsite.com. University of Michigan grad. Drexel grad.
Ken has a lot of experience mentoring an eclectic variety of businesses, as well as direct experience as an entrepreneur. In addition, he i ... s well versed in some of the cutting edge marketing strategies that can help new or existing businesses succeed. I personally found him to be a great listener, who is genuinely interested in helping others succeed. I would wholeheartedly recommend him to entrepreneurs, start-ups, and established businesses as a valuable adviser.
Devona E. G. Williams, Ph.D.
We worked together  •  President/CEO, Goeins-Williams Associates, Inc.. Previously Assistant and Associate Professor, University of Delaware.
Ken was Executive Vice President with my firm for 2 years and focused on new business development, marketing, corporate strategic planning a ... nd project management. He was the best professional by far that I've ever worked with and I've been in business now for 26 years! Ken is a great strategic and critical thinker with strong creative and analysis skills. Ken has vast knowledge about entrepreneurship and well networked. He asks all the right questions about business venturing and is the ideal business coach. I would recommend him highly!
jelani mccoy
They're my friends  •  CEO, Watchful Eye Security LLC.
He's a good Motivator/Coach, who's great at helping entrepreneurs Maximize their respective platforms! He's Also encouraging and patient, wh ... ich is vital to early stage entrepreneurs.
Darnyelle A. Jervey, MBA, CBC, CEC, CPBS
We worked together  •  Certified Business and Executive Coach, Kolbe Consultant, Business Optimization Strategist, Incredible One Enterprises, LLC.
Ken is an amazing mentor and he adds so much value to entrepreneurs and small business owners. He's brilliant, knowledgeable and he's got gr ... eat ideas to help businesses grow. I wholeheartedly recommend him. Anything he is a part of will be awesome.
Jamelah Henry
Recruitment Head/Owner, Something New Staffing & Training Services LLC (SNS&T). Previously Customer Assistance Supervisor, Applied Bank.

Alec Shekhar
We worked together  •  President, GainWebsite.com. University of Michigan grad. Drexel grad.
Alec is one of the most practical and knowledgeable SEO/Web designer, and all around tech savvy entrepreneurs with whom I have had the pleas ... ure to work. I have used his expertise a number of times in statewide eCommerce and other topical entrepreneurial and small business development programs. His ability to advise and communicate, what may seem to some as complex protocols and issues around SEO, eCommerce strategies, and web design, is one of the best I have witnessed. He is a great resource for any entrepreneur at any stage of their business development.

Jamelah Henry
They're my advisor  •  Recruitment Head/Owner, Something New Staffing & Training Services LLC (SNS&T). Previously Customer Assistance Supervisor, Applied Bank.
Significant professional expertise in all aspects of Human Resource Managent Services for businesses at all stages of growth and development ... .