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Gary Robinson

Business Consultant


Gary Robinson has been an entrepreneur for many years. Having started his first business in 1991, Mr. Robinson has gained valuable experience in small business operations and management.  His interpersonal skills along with his business acumen have served him well in dealing with private sector companies, non-profit entities, and government agencies.  In service to the community, Mr. Robinson has become a regular speaker on topics such as entrepreneurship, youth issues, and personal development.   



Certificate, Minority Business Executive Program

Dartmouth College - The Tuck School of Business
Jun 1991Aug 1998

B.S., Entrepreneurial Studies

Hampton University

First graduate from a Historically Black College or University with a degree in Entrepreneurial Studies

Work experience

Nov 2015Present

Business Consultant

SC State University Small Business Development Center
  • Assists small business clients with business planning, marketing, financing, IT, and infrastructure development.
  • Works with economic development agencies and government entities to improve the overall business environment in Orangeburg and Colleton Counties.
Nov 1998Oct 2015

Senior Executive Partner

1st Priority Business Development Group - Orangeburg, SC
  • Consulted start-up business clients with concept development, infrastructure building, and business planning.
  • Managed non-core business functions for small business clients in the areas of finance, marketing, and IT.
Apr 2005Dec 2005

Operations Manager

Out the Box Web Productions -  New Orleans, LA
  • Assisted the company with acquiring a multi-million dollar contract with the City of New Orleans.
  • Established and maintained operational policies and procedures for daily operations.
  • Managed human resource needs such as hiring new employees, providing healthcare, and retirement benefits.
  • Handled payroll, billing, and other accounting functions.
  • Served as the business liaison between the company and clients to manage expectations and quality assurance.
Nov 1998Apr 2005

Executive Director

National Entrepreneurship Association - Winston-Salem, NC
  • Created and implemented fundraising campaigns.
  • Acquired multiple contracts to coordinate entrepreneurial training programs from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Minority Business Development Agency and the U.S. Small Business Administration.
  • Provided program consulting to the National Technology Transfer Center on their Entrepreneurial Technology Apprenticeship Program.
  • Developed and managed an online membership community.
Feb 2001Apr 2005

Executive Director

KidCommerce USA - Winston-Salem, NC
  • Developed and implemented an entrepreneurship curriculum for middle and high school students.
  • Acquired multiple grants and contracts from the Housing Authority of Winston-Salem and other foundations to provide entrepreneurial training to disadvantaged youth.