Originally Published in Business Insider | August 15, 2011 | By Paul Mandell

As financial turmoil swirls in the wake of the S&P’s recent downgrade of the U.S. credit rating, it is evident that our economy needs help. Much of what we need as a nation lies in the hands of our elected officials. However, we also need a steady crop of new entrepreneurs to boost employment by creating more businesses. And with respect to these entrepreneurs and their businesses, I say the more boring the better.
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Originally Published in the Business Insider | August 3, 2011 | By Paul Mandell

At Consero, the events company that I co-founded last year, we have reached a point that is common among many startups.  After a year of effort to design, build, and execute our business model, we have developed confidence in our team and vision, and we are now ready to take our business to a new scale. To succeed, we must address and overcome a variety of obstacles, both large and small.  The first one is me.
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Originally Published in the Yale Law Report | Summer 2011

A SENIOR ASSOCIATE at Arnold & Porter specializing in antitrust and pharmaceutical litigation, Paul Mandell was a mere six months from a possible partnership when he decided to leave big firm life to start his own business.
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Originally Published in Successful Meetings | June 16, 2011 | By Leo Jackson

Generally, no one can predict a scandal enveloping a speaker. If the accusations against Three Cups of Tea author Greg Mortenson are true, he managed to trick senior commanders of the U.S. Military as well as 60 Minutes, which had spent months sending crews into war zones to find people who could poke holes in his story. That’s outside the purview of a speakers bureau. Nor could anyone be expected to know something like the fact that former California Gov. Arnold Schwartzenegger had an affair and child with an employee a decade ago and that his marriage and reputation were going to implode last month.
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Originally Published in The Washington Post | May 22, 2011

Bethesda-based Consero, which organizes high-level networking events for senior executives, is moving into larger offices this week at its current address 4915 St. Elmo Ave. in Bethesda.

Consero will move a few floors down, doubling its size from 3,000 square feet to 6,000 square feet. The firm needs the new space to accommodate an employee head count that is expected to grow from 24 currently to around 40 next year.

Business is good, says co-founder and University of Maryland grad Paul Mandell. He is doubling Consero’s number of annual events from seven to 14 in 2012.

Originally Published in The Raleigh Report (May 4, 2011)

Gail Roper, chief information officer for the city of Raleigh, was a featured speaker at Consero Group’s 2011 Government IT Forum at the Hilton Clearwater Beach Resort in Clearwater, Florida.

Roper talked about how Raleigh is finding new ways to use technology to reduce costs and expand services.
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Originally Published in Bloomberg Business Week | January 28, 2011 | By Antone Gonsalvez

Matt Haltom, deputy general counsel for Sally Beauty Holdings, a Denton (Tex.) distributor of beauty supplies, has gone to plenty of legal conferences during his 15-year career. His pet peeve: the boring, lecture-style formats that limit attendees from getting past the small-talk with speakers or audience members to meat- and-potatoes discussions. So he was receptive when an executive from conference organizer Consero Group cold-called him with an offer to join 70 of his peers at a Boca Raton (Fla.) resort for a forum structured around small-group discussions on hot topics in corporate law (think disclosure requirements and employee social media policies). One sweetener: Haltom would only have to pay for travel and accommodations.
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