A community can improve itself and the lives of everyone in it by being more welcoming to people from the outside.
These are people who are driven and want to build businesses and succeed. A strong community is made up of people that are different, like a beautiful mosaic is made up of different pieces.
Ola Ayeni is the founder, chief idea officer and digital restaurant marketing evangelist at Eateria and Claim. He harnesses the power of word-of-mouth marketing by integrating digital applications into it. One client's mobile marketing campaign saw an 11% increase in business and was featured as one of the best in the industry by Marketingprof.com. Ola has also been published and quoted in Loyalty Magazine, CNN, Crains, American Express Smart Brief, The Food Channel, Quick Service Restaurant Web (QSRweb.com), My Food Service News, Food and Beverage Underground, Mashable, Chicago Tribune, Restaurant Report and others.
About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)