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Olin Business School students learn entrepreneurship by working abroad

Entrepreneurship is a global phenomenon and to prove it 11 Olin Business School students traveled to Hungary in May to work with start-up companies in Budapest.

The trip is an integral part of Clifford Holekamp's course, "Danube Venture Consulting Program" which was offered for the second time this year. Holekamp is a senior lecturer in entrepreneurship at Olin and initiated the consulting project with a private equity firm in Hungary.

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Would you take off on a road trip to a new destination without a map or good directions? Probably not. Yet, sometimes business owners go full speed ahead without even having a destination in mind, much less a map on how to get there. That’s why so many businesses never make it. In today’s competitive marketplace, 3/4 of all new businesses fail within two to three years. Whether you’re launching a new business or working to strengthen or expand an established one, a business plan is your road map to success.

Business Plans For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you keep your businesses on track and reach your goals. Written by Paul Tiffany, PhD, professor at UC Berkley Haas Business School and the Wharton School of Business and Steven Peterson, PhD, Professor at UC Berkeley Haas Business School and CEO of Strategic Play, it helps you

  • Realistically determine where your business is and where you want to go
  • Create a detailed business plan and put it into action instead of in a drawer
  • Use the plan to secure financing
  • Prepare for opportunities avoid common pitfalls

In short, Business Plans for Dummies helps you determine where you want your business to go and create a map for getting there. You’ll discover how to:

  • Identify and approach potential financial backers, including venture capital firms, angels, bankers, and others
  • Clarify and crystallize your company’s mission, vision, and values
  • Analyze your industry and your competition
  • Identify your customers, including their needs, habits, purchase triggers, and decision-making processes
  • Objectively analyze your company’s strengths and weaknesses
  • Analyze your financial situation in order to do realistic forecasts and budgets
  • Recognize trends and anticipate changes, both in the overall economy and in your industry
  • Plan for growth, considering the product life cycle, new products, or new markets
  • Structure your organization and nurture leadership

Complete with diverse techniques and approaches plus a sample business plan, Business Plans For Dummies gives you detailed how-to for designing a dynamic, business plan that will keep you on course in spite of the inevitable curves and detours in today’s marketplace. It’s a plantastic resource for business owners and entrepreneurs. Read the rest of this entry »

Online Business Degree

The popularity of online degree is growing each year, especially among professionals, since it allows them to earn their degree even with their tight daily schedules. It probably can be said as the best alternatives to the old class-based education, which is not really fit for the busy people due to the class-attending requirement. With online degree it is possible for them to earn the degree without the need to arrive to the class themselves, so they don’t have to ’sacrifice’ their daily schedules. Read the rest of this entry »

Entrepreneurship Major Introduced for Secondary Florida Schools

One of the things I appreciated, only after graduating college graduation, was that my school employed professors, who had “real world” experience. I cannot tell you how many times we heard a professor say, “Okay, that’s what the textbook tells you. Now, let me tell you how it works in the real world.”

Textbooks only give students a foundation on which to build later in a real job. Often times, the real world does not follow the procedures set forth in or look/act anything like those models in the textbooks, making it difficult to adjust. You expect one thing in a new job but discover another, feeling lost as to how to proceed.

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