Empowering Entrepreneurs.
Revolutionizing Investment.

What is EdisonSBDG?

Edison Small Business Development Group is the future of secured innovative business incubation available to Entrepreneurs and Original Business Concepts with experienced adoption, support, guidance and a source of capital assistance.

We provide a streamlined platform to bring viable ideas to market through proven processes with a seasoned core team and successful advisers comprised of investors, marketers, and entrepreneurs.

The EdisonSBDG team will assist throughout the entire process, from core idea to execution including our Proprietary Evaluation, Assessment and Implementation Method. EdisonSBDG is the operating & functional ’fuel’ for this modern day friendly, scalable, ’Shark Tank’ type process. With EdisonSBDG, opportunities for both sides are available to a wider audience.

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Our Family of Brands

Giant Country

Giant Country Extravaganzas is a traveling 2 & 3 day festival offering unique and innovative audience experiences. Visitors in cities and towns from coast to coast will enjoy exceptional live music with artists they know and love, car racing, eGaming, stunt shows, family activities, Bubba Bear Kids Zone and the chance to win multiple cars.

Flixx

Free Compelling Content, Uncensored. Telling It Like It Is. Live TV and Video on Demand including exclusive shows online news, stock market, politics, crypto, faith, music & more. Flixx is heavily focused on original content testing and optimization, analytics and data, database management, and paid media to help scale reach and build an audience quickly.

Digital Blacksmiths

Professional Digital Marketing Services focusing on Delivering Results. In a world where each Digital Marketing agency says they “perform” in social media, we as Digital Blacksmiths lead the way, using a group of dozens of full-time employees. We work around the world, supplying our customers with a depth of knowledge that’s unmatched.

Hump Energy is made for athletes, busy professionals, college students and anyone that just needs a boost. Packs a Powerful Punch that’s smooth and has great flavor. Hump Energy delivers the boost without the side affects to help you get through the day. Natural, healthy, while increasing your day-to-day or athletic performance.

Twisted Goat

The Twisted Goat Tie is a heavy-duty strap with an industrial-grade, flexible twist. Think of a bread twist-tie but much longer with 500 lb. tensile strength and an exclusive grip tape that bonds well on most surfaces and textures. Goat Ties are designed to be soft and easy to handle when you want them to be — and strong and secure when you don’t.

Boomer Town

Affordable Country Club Style Living on a Smaller Footprint. These 55 and over communities offer many of the amenities of the expensive retirement communities without the high expense. Most properties offer Club House, Planned Classes and Activities, Water Sports, and Outdoor Activities in Natural Surroundings.

Wild West Crypto Show

Cryptocurrency is a new frontier that not many have dared to venture into. The Wild West Crypto Show will make your journey as easy and profitable as possible by providing viewers with the facts and addressing misinformation about cryptocurrency. So saddle up and partner with us, we’ve got a long ride ahead of us.

THE AFFORDABLE CHOICE FOR MOBILE PROTECTION. Defend My Phone is a warranty-backed, proven way to protect your phone from cracks and scratches. Defend My Phone is durable liquid protection that you can apply by yourself! Whether you need your mobile, tablet or smartwatch protected, Defend My Phone can help.

Drive America is a selection of products that address real life circumstances and economic issues that are top of mind for consumers. Founded in 1968 as United States Auto Club Motoring Division, Inc., Drive America has over 50 years of experience in the administration of automotive protection and roadside assistance service.

Goals

Providing the Tools for Explosive Growth

EdisonSBDG identifies and quantifies entrepreneurs, concepts, emerging businesses that are poised for potential Explosive Growth when they have all the 8 of the basic entrepreneurial elements to be Wildly Successful. Most Entrepreneurs have a passion for their business and specific skillset but lack at least 3 of the 8 needed to be a Wild Success. EdisonCoin and our Team of Seasoned Business Professionals fill that gap.

Blockchain is the Future of Business for Very Specific Elements of Success.

From accounting to inventory control, the immutable record created by the Blockchain can significantly control waste, shrinkage, overselling, theft, duplication and so many other Time and Money saving features.

Grow the Next Generation of Inventors

EdisonSBDG will have a booth at all Americans United Tour events sweeping the country for the Edison Small Business Development Group, Inc's philanthropic drive and ideals of stimulating the next generation of young inventors is a goal held by many in the group. Often a different way of seeing reality, is a frame of reference ’shifting’- this lateral thinking approach is what the next generation excel at; When stimulated, nurtured, and supported - which is the EdisonSBDG philosophy. The Mastermind set of Advisers and Core Founding team at Edison Small Business Development Group, Inc have a great opportunity to extend this platform to the younger generation.

EdisonSBDG will be THE Vehicle for Successful, Undiscovered Products to be Discovered

When Carrier invented Air Conditioning it was an “ink drying system” it was 10 years before it was used for Climate Control. The Slanket was sold minimally for 10 years until the Snuggie was created and a Marketing Company brought it to the MASSES! The Simply Fit Board had only sold $750k until Laurie Granier brought it to QVC where it sold $200 Million the first year.

But Shark Tank only features less than 50 products per year. There are MANY MORE undiscovered Gems.

EdisonCoin, EDIC, is the ``Rewards/Loyalty`` exchange program powering EdisonSBDG. EDIC will be Listed on Multiple Platforms to encourage participation at All Levels creating opportunity for wealth creation at All levels.

Ongoing research and such decisions will derive from our focus on the function of the model, its purpose, exchanges, for the value of listing, reputation, security, and liquidity will be suited to EdisonCoin for the times ahead. Initial goals are to list on BQTX Exchange by February 15, 2022.

Valuation Potential

EdisonSBDG as a leading Coin representing brick & mortar Projects as well as Patented Products will grow with ownership in Business that actually have a balance sheet. This additional functional intrinsic value component will be created through the integrity of the model, ongoing organic online/offline growth, quality multi-media Marketing and its operational reputation. A platform that delivers in a fashion greater than the sum of its parts.

Powered by EdisonCoin, a Medium of Exchange for Loyalty and Rewards Programs, the Synergies between the two will power both to great potential growth and success.

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Investment In Wild West Crypto Show

Investment in Digital Blacksmiths

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Investment in Flixx

Investment in Giant Country Extravaganzas

Investment in Flixx

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EdisonSBDG Leadership

C-Suite

Drew Taylor

Drew Taylor – Chairman & Founder

40+ years of Entrepreneurial experience with problem solving as my strengths. Inventor with 7 patents, franchised 2 companies, built multi million dollar organizations. Founded, produced and hosted for a dozen radio programs and several television shows.

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Brent Bates

Brent Bates –  VP of Finance & Co-founder

Former Stock Broker with Meryl Lynch. A Texas Real Estate Broker who holds various professional designations and licenses. Co-Host on The Wild West Crypto Show and as a Partner, in creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem, which can be found at flixx.net.

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David Kraus

David Kraus –  Chief Operations Officer

Formerly co-founder of iFBtv, a multichannel customizable video streaming and distribution platform that distributed inside of Facebook and other Social Media Platforms. Currently, CEO of Flixx streaming and syndication platform.

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Wilfried Ligthart

Wilfried Ligthart –  Chief Marketing Officer

CEO of Digital Blacksmiths, a data driven company specializing in communication and IT creating communities around brands from rough data and keywords. Wilfried also manages the marketing and IT for Flixx and Giant Country Extravaganzas.

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David Chen

David Chen – GTIF Capital

David, at the age of 34, has worked on over 500 transactions with Fortune 500 companies. David consults, speaks, advises and invests in esports while sitting on several advisory boards and has helped develop strategies for several companies.

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Patrick O'Brien

Patrick O’Brien –  CEO, Ensurety Ventures LLC

Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Ensurety Ventures LLC a holding company consisting of 4 companies specializing in automotive, home and electronics protection programs servicing over 15 million customers. With over 30 years of experience in the aftermarket extended warranty industry.

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Steve Aust

Steve Aust – VRDT Corp

Experienced President with a demonstrated history of working in the renewables and environment industry. Strong business development professional with a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) focused in Business Administration and Management, General from Pepperdine University.

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Earl Nance

Earl Nance –  General Council

After an injury ended my professional baseball career (Boston Red Sox organization), I served as a partner at two different law firms before appointment as Assistant General Counsel at a major insurance company. I recently retired as Senior Assistant Attorney General and General Counsel at Old Dominion University.

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Advisors

Ara Kalpak

Ara Kalpak
April 15, 1945 – February 2, 2022

Honorary Lifetime Advisor who helped advise on the founding of Small Business Development Group. With great sadness Ara’s family and Edison lost the great human being recently and he is now with his Lord Jesus Christ in heaven. He will be missed.

John Feist

John Feist –  Emmy Award Winning Producer

Worked initially as a broadcast journalist and transitioned into unscripted network programming on such shows as ‘Survivor’ (CBS), ‘The Restaurant’ (NBC), ‘Eco-Challenge’ (USA) and subsequently received four Emmy nominations and won a Primetime Emmy Award and People’s Choice Award.

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Claire Adams

Claire Adams –  Global Strategy Advisor

Award-winning Content and Strategy Executive for Apple, NHL, Amazon Music, Netflix, Ford, and more. Former talent strategist and development executive for MTV/Viacom.

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Cliff Dumas

Cliff Dumas –  Hall Of Fame Broadcaster

Cliff Dumas is a multiple CMA, ACM and CCMA award-winning Hall of Fame broadcaster and Co-Founder of Everything Podcasts. He is an expert in podcasting, digital strategy, content development, team leadership, management and content creation for digital and broadcast assets. Co-Founder and Director of FLIXX Media. 

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Kristen Muzzy

Kristen Muzzy – CEO Sway Communications

Executive leader crossing multiple disciplines and industries; sales/business development, financial leadership, operations, IT, and project management. Not your typical sales account executive, my clients and friends know that I will follow through with an answer by not giving up until I find a path to the solution.

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John "Tig" Tiegen

John “Tig” Tiegen –  Tiegen Inc.

John “Tig” Tiegen, Member of Benghazi Annex Security Team Security and Military Consultant, Hero of Benghazi Attack, Co-Author of 13 Hours. A professional speaker and military consultant, leveraging experience [over 40 overseas deployments providing low-profile security in high-threat environments around the globe.

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Josh Sommer

Josh Sommer –  Business Consultant

Josh began his career as a CRE broker and as a Leasing Director. Since 2019, he has acted as a business consultant for which he is tasked to solve a problem which may include raising money, lending, introductions, business consulting, etc. The industries range from real estate to technologies and from seasoned businesses to start-ups.

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Steve Johnson –  Inventor & Entrepreneur 

Stephen M Johnson serial entrepreneur and inventor of 7 patents associated with outdoor hunting fishing and firearm industry. With a passion for the outdoors industry and visionary for new products, he has been involved in various startups along with extensive background in IP, marketing and licensing.

Lance Kyle

Lance Kyle – Investor at Knightmark Group

For the past 20 years, has been an Investor in 3 tourism-related businesses in FL, NV and TX. Experience in Corporate Finance/M&A/Valuation and a former VP of Corporate Development.

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Desi Kraus

Desi Kraus –  Co-Owner Let’s Get Moving

Featured in business publications such as Startland News, Desi Kraus is co-owner of Let’s Get Moving LLC., Kansas City’s highest rated moving company. He has successfully achieved to grow the company by 5X through proprietary technology & digital system integration.

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Natalie Alexander

Natalie Alexander-  Business Consultant

Background in finance, real estate, and for profit and non-profit project underwriting with expertise as a correspondent funding source for residential and commercial properties and projects. Dedicated the last decade to research, humanitarian projects and business development utilizing a new monetary system supported by resources while focusing on the implementation of commerce.

Sonya Brunner

Sonya Brunner –  Consultant

I am a survivor of human trafficking. I’ve been sharing my story of horrific abuse and torture, courage and hope for over 20 years. Speaker, Musician, Writer, Founder of Fifty Shades of Grace & Crud Talk. I help people deal with their past in order to live the life that they were meant to live.

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John James – Entrepreneur

John Allen James knows the value of honesty and integrity. John started ROW Equipment in 2008 from scratch 14 years ago.  Strong leadership across the organization to achieve excellence, accountability and compliance in everything based on the core values set by John himself.

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Bill Olive

Bill Olive –  Consultant

Bill is a leader on the national level. Now at 52 he has co-found 3 marketing companies, making an impact on the HealthCare Market.

Johnny Washington

Johnny Washington –  CFO, J. Washington Company

With over 30 years experience and as a CEO in the world of finance, including corporate debt and equity finance, asset management, multi-entity capital structuring, taxation, capital formation and traditional accounting services. Mr. Washington specializes in working with small start-up companies in need of cash flow and working capital management. 

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Pitter Kalpak

Pitter Kalpak-Goughnour – Entrepreneur

Pitter has been an Entrepreneur since age 18 which has helped set Pitter Productions apart from the pack, she is sought after by talent agents and clients in LA, NYC, ATL and as far away as Australia and Paris.  Corporations fly her all over the country to Pitterize their businesses.  Political campaigns have relied on Pitter Productions Photography to share their candidates and issues. Pitter has over 10,000 photographic encounters under her belt for political campaigns, magazine covers and features, investment brochures, billboards, websites, headshots, media kits and album cover’s and art.

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wayne godwin

Wayne Godwin – Marketing Member

Mr. Godwin’s 30+ years in business have been as a successful entrepreneur in retail marketing and distribution, having founded and sold several companies in this arena. Mr. Godwin remains an active direct investor, with interests in sustainable living, regenerative medicine, and education focusing on both the products and the people.

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Scott Barclay

Scott Barclay –  CFO of Barclay Mechanical

A leading industrial contractor specializing in the energy and food processing sector. Scott has helped the company grow by more than 400%. He specializes in company growth, expanded financial opportunities, sales, staffing, and company organization.

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