Paul with dog on couch

Paul Weber

(can name that tune in 3 notes)

When I grow up I want to be:

An aging rock star

The last great book I read:

The China Study

Favorite food:

Free range sushi

Significant people:

Jennifer, Lindsey, Matthew & Mom

Favorite movie:

Cool Hand Luke

Something unique:

Born in New York, lived on Guam then moved to Knob Noster. Geographically confused as a child.

Bio:

Paul Weber is founder and “Chief Entrepreneur Officer” of EAG Advertising & Marketing, also known as Entrepreneur Advertising Group. Weber and EAG have become one of the most recognized voices in small business marketing and ownership.

Since 2003, nearly 400 business owners have sought Weber’s advice and expertise on subjects ranging from brand evolution to small business management. He is credited with helping small business owners capture their value proposition, emotional customer connection and brand heroism.

Big Brand Strategies for Small Business℠ is Weber’s methodology for teaching business owners to think and act like a big brand while managing resources like a small business. EAG clients effectively use these strategies, along with EAG staff’s considerable talent, to increase lead generation, enhance brand status and grow profits.

Under Weber’s creative and business leadership, EAG has accumulated more than 50 industry and community awards. His writings and opinions have appeared in publications as wide ranging as the Wall Street Journal, Inc. and Ingram’s Magazine.

Weber sharpened his business acumen in both corporate marketing and advertising agency environments, working with some of the nation’s largest brands and the smallest startups. In addition to the nearly 400 EAG clients served, Weber has taught, coached, mentored, facilitated and lectured to hundreds of small business owners and startups around the nation.

Weber has been an adjunct advertising, consumer behavior and business ethics instructor at Baker University and the University of Kansas – Lawrence Campus. He extends his teaching talents in the community by sharing his knowledge at business incubators, including the Kauffman Foundation where he is a certified facilitator of the prestigious Kauffman FastTrac® program.

Weber is a sought-after speaker on small business marketing and advertising communications topics in the Kansas City area and beyond. His wide-ranging topics have been heard at organizations, including the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development and Technology Centers at University of Missouri – Kansas City and Johnson County Community College, the Women’s Business Center and the Metropolitan Community Colleges.

Under Weber’s leadership, EAG Advertising & Marketing has accumulated 15 consecutive years of growth and profitability. EAG is a winner of “Best Places to Work” presented by Ingram’s Magazine in 2008, 2012 and 2015, Thinking Bigger Business Media’s “25 Under 25” in 2007 and Kansas City Business Magazine’s “Top Companies” in 2013. EAG also has earned Kansas City Business Journal’s Silver Status as one of Kansas City’s healthiest companies.

Prolific contributors to the betterment of the community, the EAG Foundation and EAG employees have contributed gifts of time and money to hundreds of local charitable organizations.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Weber lived on Guam for five years before settling in Missouri and attending the University of Central Missouri, formerly Central Missouri State University, where he earned degrees in mass communications and business administration.

Authored articles or quotes appearing in:

Wall Street Journal
Inc. Online
Flourish Magazine
Kansas City Business Magazine
Ingram’s Magazine
Thinking Bigger Business Media

Affiliations, Mentorships and Education

Selected to the Helzberg Entrepreneurial Mentoring Program (HEMP) Class of 2013

Kauffman Foundation FastTrac® New Venture and Growth Venture Facilitator

University of Missouri – Kansas City Small Business Development and Technology Center Advisor

Johnson County Community College CEO – Collegiate Entrepreneurs Advisory Board

University of Missouri – Kansas City Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Bloch School – Mentor

Baker University Adjunct Instructor

University of Kansas Adjunct Instructor – Entrepreneurial Marketing

ATHENA Women’s Business Mentor

Kansas Women’s Business Center Speaker and Mentor

Philanthropic Board Service (current and former)

Job One

Band of Angels

The Clinic

Women’s Employment Network

Rockhill Academy