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Category: Success Stories

  • CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: Kevin Burke '10

    Kevin Burke has a client list 100 names long. Names like Leroy, Bruno, Piper, Charlie, Doc, Lily, Truman, Betsy, Sophie, Bella, Reggie and Scooter. Ranging from 10 to 175 pounds, they are canine clients of Burke’s Newport Beach-based dog-care company, Newport Tails. In the beginning there was one client: Precious. Burke found her in 2010…

  • James Bobbett '07 – Real Estate Brokerage

    James Bobbett got his real estate license and sold his first property when he was 18 years old. Growing up, “I ate, slept and breathed real-estate,” recalls Bobbett, who earned a B.A. in marketing in 2007. “My mom was a real-estate agent, and I helped her quite a bit. Since there were no GPS devices…

  • Alumnus, Entrepreneur, Bootlegger

    What happens when your hobby outgrows its hobby status? If you are experimenting with making craft beer in your garage, you end up supplying the entire neighborhood. That is what happened to Aaron Barkenhagen ’07. His love of good beer and his loyalty to his Fullerton neighbors created a symbiotic relationship that still exists today.…

  • How a CSUF Startup Incubator Resident will Revolutionize Philanthropy

    Think about all of the purchases you make with coupons. You have probably used a coupon to buy a meal, to do an activity while on vacation, or maybe even when getting a procedure like Lasik surgery done. Now, what if I told you that there is a company that is a CSUF Startup Incubator…

  • Reinventing Family Time – CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story

    As many entrepreneurs know, creating a successful business is hard work and Cal State Fullerton alumni Chuck Su ’11’s experience has been no different. While working a second job at night, Chuck works diligently on his own business during the day; a sacrifice he and his loved ones make with grace. As a student, Chuck…

  • An Entrepreneur and a Friend, a CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story

    For many, college is a time of change that marks a transformation of one’s true self in the world. The friends made during this period often play a crucial role in helping to shape the beliefs and ideas of a person. Oftentimes, these friends help to enable a person to discover the true talents and…

  • CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: Tristan Schmitt ’16

    In today’s modern business world, the way in which companies conduct business is rapidly changing. In the past, companies would purchase items from a manufacturer and then sell them for a higher price in order to cover the cost of operating a store. However, growing popularity among online businesses is now marking the end of…

  • CSUF Consulting can make you into the Leader you should be!

    Leadership is one of the most underrated factors in a business’ success. In our experience, entrepreneurs are willing to buy dozens of books about leadership but they are unwilling to go the extra step needed to thoughtfully craft a leadership strategy for their business. The video above is a testimonial from the founders of Advance…

  • CSUF Entrepreneurship Success Story: James Parr '15

    James Parr ’15 is currently finishing his double major in Entrepreneurship and Marketing at Cal State Fullerton and he is also currently working for one of our Student-led Business Consulting clients: Green Thumb. As you might expect, the project that James and his group did for Green Thumb directly led to his being hired by…

  • Center for Entrepreneurship Director Honored for Service to Cal State Fullerton

    I have been remiss in posting this but earlier this year Director John Bradley Jackson was honored by California State University, Fullerton for all of the service-oriented projects he does on behalf of the Center for Entrepreneurship. Just to give you a small glimpse into all of the activities Director Jackson is involved in on…