Building and growing a business is not always a clear and easy process. If you’re looking to do this but not sure where to start, then an Entrepreneur, or “business”, Coach may be what you need.

What is an Entrepreneur Coach?

As an entrepreneur coach, my job is to guide you through business and life challenges. Owning my own business gives me the ability to spot weak points, give objective outside counsel, and hold you accountable to your goals.

Entrepreneur Coaching is meant for the person who is committed to creating a thriving, successful business. Entrepreneur Coaching focuses on where your business is currently; evaluate what’s working and what’s not; determine goals; and create an action plan. Having a coach gives you the partnership of assistance in building your business while also incorporating real life experiences and resources into the mix.

Meet Your Cambria County Coach

Blake Fleegle

Hi Everyone! My name is Blake and you may recognize me from my successful venture in Johnstown, the Westwood Plaza Theatre & Café. I am a hardworking family man with a lot of relevant entrepreneurship experience for my age.  Although I still sell popcorn on the weekends, I am here to help make your business dreams come true in the same way I achieved mine over a decade ago.

With a degree in Business from Duquesne University, I worked with a bank for a loan to purchase the Westwood Plaza Theatre & Café in June of 2009.   It was difficult at first but after logging a lot of hours, I was able to make the business successful enough to launch a second location.  In June of 2012, the Latrobe 30 Theatre & Café opened and both locations have been showing movies and serving customers ever since.

Running a business is fun, fast-paced, and very rewarding.  I love every minute of it and want to share that feeling with local entrepreneurs who want to make their dreams come true as well.  I am happy to help anyone and everyone launch and grow their ideas into successful businesses.  So whether you have an idea just starting to germinate in your mind or if you already have a business that is running into headwinds… and everyone in-between, reach out and let’s work together!

About the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The Alleghenies Entrepreneurial Ecosystem project was designed and funding was secured from ARC and others to support the effort. The Ecosystem incorporates existing resources, enhances existing resources, and develops new resources. 

There is no singular driver of an entrepreneurship ecosystem because an ecosystem is a dynamic, self-regulating network of many different types of actors. The Alleghenies Entrepreneurial Ecosystem is designed to be responsive to all types of entrepreneurs and includes entrepreneurial spaces, coaches, financing options, and a robust network of assistance programs in all facets of business development. Join the movement. #StartRHRN

Visit the Startup Alleghenies website.

Check out the PA Business One-Stop Shop for quick resources to start your business.

Identifying Your Ideal Customer

Blake was recently featured on FOX8TV and their Money Talks segment with host Christine Strugala. Any business owner will tell you that finding the “right” customer is the one of the most important keys to success.  The clip below offers some helpful advice for efficiently generating sales!