Helping the Next Mark Zuckerberg . . . Entrepreneurs as Educators!

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If you believe that creating your own business is one of the freedoms of being an American you may want to encourage teachers to attend the 28th Annual Entrepreneurship FORUM in Columbus, OH, November 12 - 16, 2010. Educators at all levels, K-16 and adult, are providing students in all states with the opportunities to develop the skills and experience the opportunities that are open to all Americans.

Entrepreneurship Educators across the nation come to Columbus to share ideas at the annual conference

“Most people don’t understand that the things that made you a success in college actually hinder you in the business world. Learn these simple secrets to success and the fire it creates in both the classroom approach and in the students' business ideas."

Bruce was not only a student, but together with his teacher, they created a company that is one of the great success stories in American business. They were successful because they could communicate their ideas...their value to others.

After graduating from college, Bruce W. Bastian wrote software for the local city government. Each morning he and his former teacher, Alan C. Ashton, would meet and plan their next steps and discuss their joint business together. Their efforts resulted in both men earning a place on the Forbes wealthiest people in America.

Their software eventually became part of the Personal Computer revolution as the famous WordPerfect Corporation . . . making both teacher and student billionaires in the process.

Were they any smarter than other teachers were? Was it luck? Could it be categorized as being in the right place at the right time?

The opportunities for entrepreneurs are greater today than any other time in history. The cost of starting a business has shrunk by ninety percent in recent years based on internet and technology tools.
Nevertheless, what then is the obstacle to greater entrepreneurial success?

Communicating your ideas... your value.

Because teachers are trained to communicate based on the needs of academia, their education teaches them habits that often keep them from communicating their value. More especially, they do not know how to teach their students the skills to connect and motivate others to take action as well.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION IS A WELL-KEPT SECRET!    This year’s Entrepreneurship FORUM, the 28th annual professional development conference sponsored by the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, features Kordell Norton, an international speaker, who works with educators nationwide who want to communicate their value to get results.

Kordell Norton, author and a former senior executive in several multi-billion dollar companies teaches educators and entrepreneurs how to take the principles and practices of giant corporations and apply them to creating a small business in easy to understand ways to get results.

“Most people don’t understand that the things that made you a success in college actually hinder you in the business world. It is so much fun watching people learn these simple secrets to success and the fire it creates in both their teaching and in the businesses of their students,” said Norton.

Norton works with organizations who want marketing and branding that connect, and leadership that inspires. A professional speaker and adjunct faculty member to several universities, Norton has an entertaining, humorous and high-energy presentation style that is packed with information.

Said one educator, “Watching Kordell present is like watching popcorn pop . . . without the lid.”

OHIO...the HEART OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP!     Creating and running your own business has its UPS and DOWNS. For the educators wanting to learn more about how to teach young people to be entrepreneurs, the conference features SIX Ohio entrepreneurs who share their stories and provide case studies for the classroom. Featured entrepreneurs include . . .

** MARK BALLARD is Co-Founder & Co-CEO - Sugardaddy's - "the premier online Brownie & Blondie gifting and dessert company"  

** JENI BRITTON BAUER, CEO - Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams - "Ohio Love You" is everything we are—our inspirations ... our ingredients ... our relationships with devoted customers, talented farmers and a supportive community. It is a celebration of everything that makes Jeni's ice creams truly splendid!

** ANDREW KONKOL, CEO - Canine Social Club - creator of "the place to meet and greet your favorite doggie friends and a great place to spend the day"

** BOB MAHAFFEY, CEO - Xcelerate Media - a customized electronic training solutions company he started six-years ago in his garage that provides customized training solutions to 20 of the Fortune 50 nationwide

** YUSUF SADIQ, Gemologist & Diamond Broker - Y Sadiq Diamond, LLC - the only African American gemologist, diamond broker and company owner in the US, who built his home-based business to a highly successful distributor in the historic downtown Ohio Furniture Building.

** EDGAR SMITH, Chairman and CEO - World Pac Paper LLC - an Inc. 500 and award winning national distributor of high quality printing & packaging papers and packaging solutions from Cincinnati, OH .   

WHERE COULD EDUCATORS LEARN MORE ABOUT ENTREPRENEURS? Just three more weeks to join the educators from all over the nation who will be attending the 28th Annual Entrepreneurship FORUM at the Hyatt on Capitol Square in Columbus, OHIO, November 12 - 16, 2010. Educators at all levels, K-16 and adult, are encouraged to join their colleagues as they share the successful ideas for providing entrepreneurship education for the youth of the nation.    Register now to be part of the unique experience ...


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