Benjamin Shakin

Benjamin Shakin is founder and president of Sprout Business Consulting – consulting and virtual incubation for startup and growth companies and non-profit organizations making a positive impact in the world. Sprout Business helps passionate entrepreneurs polish and realize their visions by providing experience, resources, relationships and critical support where they are most needed, and also provides grant writing expertise for promising non-profits. Benjamin is a member of the Green Business Networking steering committee, and the Los Angeles county Business Alliance for Local Living Economies launch committee.

Benjamin earned his Masters of Business Administration from USC’s Marshall School of Business, and his BA in Philosophy from New York University. He has 10+ years experience in retail and B2B sales, marketing and business development, and 20+ years in startup, early stage and growth company management. You can reach him through Sprout Business and LinkedIn.