Our Team

Here at Explore Startups, we are proud to have an outstanding group of dedicated professionals who are passionate about helping budding entrepreneurs reach their dreams. Our team has accumulated many years of experience in the business world that can be put to use for your own success. From industry experts to financial advisors, our team is committed to providing you with the best tools and advice to help make your startup a reality. With our comprehensive tutorials, excellent business ideas and experienced professionals on board, Explore Startups will provide you with all the resources necessary to help you get your business up and running.

Jeremy Reis


Jeremy Reis had a vision to make starting a business easier and more accessible for everyone. That’s why he founded Explore Startups, a website dedicated to providing entrepreneurs with the resources they need to succeed. With his experience consulting startups, Jeremy has gained invaluable knowledge and resources that can be shared on Explore Startups. He is passionate about giving aspiring entrepreneurs access to excellent business ideas and helping them reach their dream of owning their own successful business. Jeremy has his MBA from The Ohio State University.

Contributing Authors

Naomi Bern, Catering Business Expert

Naomi Bern is an entrepreneur and business veteran who ran a successful catering company for over 10 years. During her tenure, she has gained considerable knowledge of the food industry and what it takes to start up a catering business. Now, Naomi is using all that experience to help others achieve the same level of success. She shares invaluable advice on how to get started in the catering business, from choosing the right equipment to marketing techniques that promote growth. With her wealth of experience and expertise, she has become a trusted source of guidance for those wishing to break into the catering industry.

Michael Jenkins, Coffee Shop Business Expert

Michael Jenkins is an entrepreneur, author, and video producer who has founded three successful coffee shops. He is a true expert in the field, with an intimate knowledge of the ins-and-outs of starting up a business within the coffee industry. Michael’s writings provide invaluable insight that can help aspiring entrepreneurs hit the ground running when it comes to founding their new venture. On top of that, his videos and tutorials for Explore Startups make sure everyone has access to this wisdom and expertise.

Ryan Grant, Retail Expert

Ryan Grant is a seasoned entrepreneur who has successfully run multiple retail stores. He knows first-hand the ins-and-outs of the retail industry, from budgeting to effective management strategies. With this deep well of knowledge, Ryan now shares his experience with those looking to start their own retail stores or transition into ecommerce. His advice covers topics such as developing a sound business plan, selecting merchandise, and leveraging digital tools for growth. For anyone starting out in the world of retail, Ryan Grant’s experience and insight can be a valuable asset. Ryan holds a Bachelor’s from Miami University (of Ohio) and his MBA from University of Michigan. He resides in Lansing, Michigan with his wife Michelle and three kids.

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