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Why B-Schools Set Up Entrepreneurs To Fail

Check out this Forbes article that begs the question: Why do B-Schools Set Up Entrepreneurs To Fail? Or, do they really? Read this article. Then we can argue a bit. The article’s author is putting all business schools in the same pot, which kind of gets me all stewed up —- pun intended. Harvard B-School …

Customer Reviews Online

It is very common today for products and services to be reviewed by customers on the web.  In fact, many people won’t think of buying an offering until they have researched it on the web and read the available user reviews. Resellers of consumer goods, such as Best Buy, have endorsed this concept in an …

Hispanics Embrace the Web

According to web researcher Nielsen/NetRatings, “Hispanics represent the fastest growing ethnicity on the web”. Some analysts have previously characterized Hispanics as slow adopters of online services; new survey data indicates a dramatic change. While Caucasian web users remain 90% of the marketplace, Hispanic web users in the US are growing faster than previously thought. Nielsen/NetRatings …

Communication Is Changing

Basic communication is changing at a rapid pace. New are Twitter, Facebook, and text messaging.  Fading away are printed books, print advertising, and newspapers. Can small and medium size companies adapt? See the following video submitted by Shawn Laurence. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8 John Bradley Jackson Director CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship

Every Nine Seconds a Kid Drops Out of School

In America, a kid drops out of high school every 9 seconds…Imagine if they didn’t. This is the compelling question behind award-winning filmmaker Mary Mazzio’s newest project “Ten9Eight”, a thought provoking film which tells the inspirational stories of several inner city teens (of differing race, religion, and ethnicity) from Harlem to Compton and all points …

Need New Venture Funding?

If you are looking or know someone that needs funding to grow a business, you don’t want to miss the upcoming TriTech Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) workshop. http://santaanadistrictsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/conferencelist.asp?CENTER_ID=21 John Bradley Jackson Director CSUF Entrepreneurship

CSUF Entrepreneurship Wins Top Honors

CSUF Entrepreneurship continues its winning ways in the Small Business Institute Student Consulting National Competition by placing in the top ten for the 18th straight year in a row! The CSUF Entrepreneurship undergraduate student team, “TrueAnthem”, finished second in the nation in the annual Small Business Institute consulting competition. The TrueAnthem project included Matthew Gallizzi, …

SEO Means Trying to Keep Up With Google

Google is constantly changing the rules —-  this means that web development and SEO firms must constantly adjust their optimization techniques. Sophisticated website development and SEO firms learn new things every day that impact web design decisions along with SEO techniques. Most of this learning is technical or “under the hood”, but it also includes …

Unemployed Twenty Somethings

“Fewer than half of all Americans aged 16 to 24 had jobs in September, the lowest number since record keeping began in 1948. Peter Coy, of BusinessWeek, takes a look at how raging unemployment is impacting their future and the economy. – CNBC Oct 8, 2009 So what is a 2009 graduate to do? My …

A Facebook Tsunami

Facebook is a much bigger deal than you think.  A big wave you say? I call it a “tsunami”. Facebook  is reported to currently have over 250 million active users and  each user has an average 120 friends. I have heard reports that they will top 300 million users by year end. Currently, more than …