Since leaving the corporate world over eight years ago, Marc W. Halpert started two companies offering specialized paperless electronic payment services to optimize cash flow and speed of collections to retailers; small- and medium-sized businesses (Your Best Interest LLC); professional and membership groups; and not-for-profit organizations (e-giving). He is launching a new business, Connect2Collaborate, which will join his skills in networking to his Linkedin evangelism to train and coach others. This new business matches amazing businesspeople he encounters along the way to his customized cash flow and payment services. Everyone benefits simultaneously: improved business cash flow results and new business connections. He has been recognized for client service and is a frequent speaker at national, regional and local conferences for small businesses and not-for-profits. He has also authored articles on numerous topics, among them, innovations in cash flow technologies. He serves as Lead Instructor and Area Finance Chair at the University of Phoenix’s Fairfield County on-ground campus, where he teaches finance, management, human geography and business ethics courses. He recently became a SCORE counselor, advising nascent businesses in social media, e-commerce and payment techniques.