About jbv’s Competitive Edge

We are www.jbv.com, management consultants, publishers, evaluators, and sellers of information products, specializing in entrepreneurship, home business opportunities, and online marketing.



This site is our “flagship” and highlights the principles and best practices of entrepreneurship, and related news, opinions, and ideas. Our “Entrepreneurship University” has Colleges of Entrepreneurial Studies and Internet Marketing. Take some courses and sharpen your skills.

Also included in this site is a set of lessons on personal financial planning. This course is based on notes from a college class that I taught, and emphasizes best practices for young adults.

Our Library has useful links across a wide range of topics. We constantly receive requests for inclusion of various companies and institutions so check it frequently for the latest features.

About Dr. Vinturella:


John has more than 40 years’ experience as an educator, manager, entrepreneur and strategist. He recently authored “8 Steps to Starting a Business” which borrows some material from this website. Links that appear in the book are available in the “Publications” menu. He is also the co-author of “Raising Entrepreneurial Capital,” now in its second edition, and author of “The Entrepreneur’s Fieldbook.”

He has been a professor of Computer Science and the Computer Center Director at the University of New Orleans and at Bentley University in Waltham, MA. John has also taught Management and Entrepreneurship at Tulane and Dillard Universities, and as an adjunct at several universities. At Tulane, John also headed the “Family Business Forum.”

The company he founded in Covington, LA in 1978, Tammany Supply, Inc., was named a Blue-Chip Enterprise by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in 1994, and was recognized for innovative use of technology (“The Wizardry of Tammany Supply”) in the trade journal, Supply House Times. The company was sold to a regional chain in 1998.