Titan Alumni Talks: Travis Lindsay, B.A. ’07, M.B.A. ‘09

This was recorded a little while ago and features a conversation between Entrepreneurship Professor Travis Lindsay and CSUF student Ahad Hussain. This interview is part of a series called Titan Alumni Talks. Here’s the intro and the recording is after: In this episode, we meet alumnus Travis Lindsay ‘07 ‘09, who currently serves as a […]

CSUF Grads Nick Guillen and Nick Ajluni Making Waves in Hot Sauce Industry

We’re kind of late to the party on this one but Nick Guillen and Nick Ajluni have created a sensation in the hot sauce industry with their company, TRUFF. Founded in 2017, TRUFF is a truffle infused hot sauce that has been a social media sensation pretty much from its founding. Oh, and they have […]

CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumnus Justin Nukum ’15 Makes Hardkour Performance Approachable For All

Just saw this pop up. It’s an interview that Justin Nukum ’15 did with Bar C.O.D.E. Collective. From the YouTube page: Justin Nucum, aka JNukes, is the founder of Hardkour Performance. Hardkour Performance specializing in Obstacle Course Race (OCR) training. The HKTraining Program incorporates many aspects of training and cross-training of different types of activities […]

CSUF Entrepreneur Craig Martyn: Mentor and Business Owner

I’ve had the unique privilege of having worked with Craig over the years and during the spring semester his company, My Metal Business Card, was a client in my class. Despite the fact that the semester was thrown into turmoil due to the pandemic Craig kept his cool and kept on working with the students, […]

Learn How To Start Your Business This Fall – BUAD 410 Course for non-Entrepreneurship Majors

So many students have great business ideas but they don’t pursue their dreams because they don’t know where to start. That’s where BUAD 410 comes in. In this class, students are challenged to develop a business plan based off of a concept of their own or from one of the other students in the class. […]

On Grand Strategy by John Lewis Gaddis – Book Review by an Entrepreneur

On Grand Strategy is a sweeping review of strategy over the ages that develops the conclusion that great strategists have well-defined grand goals and go about achieving those grand goals in a methodical manner. This conclusion is presented by way of an analogy popularized by Isaiah Berlin’s essay about The Hedgehog and the Fox (the […]

Nail It Then Scale It – Book Review by an Entrepreneur

Nail It Then Scale It is my first book of choice for startup founders to read. The book helps the startup founder figure out what needs to done and when it should be done. All too often entrepreneurs rush to create a product and then flog the market only to discover that the solution does […]

The Six Key Components Every Entrepreneurial Organization Needs

Every great system is made up of a core group of basic components. The same applies to a business. The Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS) identifies Six Key Components of any organization. In the words of an EOS client, “I used to worry about 100 different things. Once I learned there were six components to my […]

Interview with Raul Chavez ’20 who has Launched a Fitness Business to help People with Disabilities Regain their Lives

Raul just graduated from our program and is in the thick of launching his business, Safe Space Fitness, that is addressing a serious issue: Helping people with physical and mental disabilities stay fit. This is a noble cause and Raul has many great reasons for starting this business. Listen to his story. https://www.safespaceoc.com/ https://youtu.be/MmaMadRLqFs

Safe Space Fitness: CSUF Alumnus Starts Fitness Business for People with Disabilities

When people hear the word “fitness,” they automatically think of big corporate gyms, and beach bodies. But how often do people think of the challenges individuals with physical disabilities face when exercising? Today one in five adults in the US have a movement impairing disability. You would expect a lot more exercise options available for […]