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School for Startups
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Jim Beach is today’s featured guest. He’s a serial entrepreneur, director of education at The Entrepreneur School, and founder of International Entrepreneurship. His new book is called School for Startups, a practical guide shows you how to build a business the smart way.

Also - what needs to happen to get the unemployment rate down to six percent, and why no new jobs are being created.
Episode Segments:
Consult Us on Business: The Jobs Front
The new jobs numbers are in, and it’s more of the same. Frank outlines some pretty significant things that will need to happen to get those numbers down to six percent, and also the root causes of jobs not being created. Then , if America’s job numbers don’t improve, is President Obama headed for the unemployment line?
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Consult Us on Business: Author Jim Beach
Jim shares his interesting background in business and what he believes entrepreneurship is all about. After all, you don’t need a skill to start a successful business, just an idea.
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Consult Us on Business: Author Jim Beach Part Two
Jim takes us inside his new book, and has some low creativity success stories. He gives advice on how to fund your business, getting into the international marketplace, and the best ways to market your biz on less money.
Consult Us On Business
This week’s listener e-mail segment is all about differences – real property v personal property, tangible property v intangible property, and gross sales v net sales. Also, what business is McDonalds REALLY in?
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Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Jim Beach
Jim started his first company when he was 26 years old. He was the Co-founder and CEO of American Computer Experience of Atlanta. He grew the company with no capital infusion to $12 million in annual revenue in 1999 and to over 60 permanent and 700 temporary employees, operating in 39 states and in three countries. The company became the world’s largest technology training company for children, and enjoyed corporate tie-ins with Microsoft, Intel, Lego, NASA, and many others. In 1999, Jim closed two rounds of venture funding, one for $2.4 million and another for $6.4 million. The Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized the company was one for the fastest growing companies in Georgia for both 1999 and 2000. In 2001, Jim was selected as one of the “Forty under Forty” most influential citizens by Georgia Trend magazine.

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