Seattle, WA (PRWEB) October 23, 2012
The Springboard Academy, a Seattle-based professional development company that helps companies achieve a competitive edge, today announced that author and serial entrepreneur Tom Eckmann is headlining its upcoming November 8 PowerTalk, “Is Owning Your Own Business Your Next Career Step?” Eckmann, the author of An Intrepreneur’s Journey: The Birth of a ‘New Economy’ Business, brings his 35 years of entrepreneurial experience creating successful start-up companies to share the essentials of starting a business, and tips for ensuring its success.
“A lot of people are looking for career alternatives in this recovering economy, and many are thinking about starting their own businesses,” said Eckmann. “There are critical questions that they should ask themselves and their business ideas before they dive in. I hope to share my experiences to help them avoid some real pitfalls and get off to a successful start.”
Eckmann is a lecturer at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, teaching classes in entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial decision-making to graduate and undergraduate students. He is also a business plan judge for the Environmental Innovation Challenge, Executive MBA competition, and the annual Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship program. Eckmann is the founder of the Solopreneur Institute, a course of study designed to help people create plans for their businesses, and teach potential owners the ‘ins and outs’ of being their own boss. Solopreneur Institute is now part of the Springboard Academy.
“We are thrilled that Tom is sharing his wealth of knowledge with people in the Seattle area,” said Margo Myers, Springboard Academy Executive Director. “Our PowerTalks are designed for people to gain valuable information from accomplished business experts, and have an opportunity to ask them questions that they might otherwise, not be able to do.”
The Springboard Academy empowers the business community through education, training courses and workshops in the Pacific Northwest. Free PowerTalks are held once a month at the Springboard Academy facility on the 5th floor at 6100 4th Ave. South, Seattle, Washington, from 5:30 – 8pm. For more information about The Springboard Academy, visit http://www.thespringboardacademy.com, or email succeed(at)thespringboardacademy(dot)com, or succeed(at)solopreneurinstitute(dot)com.
The Springboard Academy is a professional development organization designed to accelerate success in the workplace. It helps people be more productive, lead their team, communicate clearly, network effectively, and develop a personal brand. Instructors also teach how to make a great first impression, create a professional image and manage social media. Founded in Seattle in 2010, The Springboard Academy gives people the tools to be their best, because ‘your success is our business.’ Visit http://www.thespringboardacademy.com.