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Events - Recent


We offer a wide range of topics for our entrepreneurial members. Following is a partial listing of our past events:

 


Effective Communication and the Art of the Change Agent

When: August 14, 2017


Presenter:
 Jody Michael, Executive coach, CEO and founder Jody Michael Associates WWW.JODYMICHAEL.COM

Handout:  None available
EvaluationsClick here to view a summary of evaluations for this event

The Changing Role of the University in Entrepreneurship

When: July 10, 2017


Presenter:
 David T. Robinson, J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Duke U.

Handout:  Click here to view the presentation via a .pdf file
Evaluations Click here to view a summary of evaluations for this event
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The Self-Help of Stress Reduction

When: June 12, 2017


Presenter:

Midyear Economic Review From the Chicago Federal Reserve Board

When: May 8, 2017


Presenter:
 Scott Brave, Policy Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Handout:  Click here to view the presentation slides
Evaluations Click here to view a summary of evaluations for this event


Finding Money for Your Deal

When: April 10, 2017


Presenters:
  David Enquist, Business Lending Solutions, Inc: SBA Loans
  Tom Kastner, GP Ventures: Finding Private Investors
  Bill Price, Attorney, Growthlaw


Handouts:
  David Enquist   SBA Loans  Click here to view handout/presentation
 Tom Kastner  Angel Investors and VC's  Click here to view handout/presentation
  Bill Price - Rocks and Shoals   Click here to view handout/presentation

EvaluationsClck here to view a summary of attendee evaluations
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Your Greatest Asset - Best Practices with Human Capital

When: March 13, 2017


Presenters:
 Brad Farris,Principal,Anchor Advisorshttp://anchoradvisors.com/
 Joseph Flesh,Founder, Purple Binderhttp://www.purplebinder.com/

Handout:  No handout this time because this was an extemporaneous presentation.
EvaluationsClick here to view a summary of evaluations for this event
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Vision with Action

When: February 13, 2017


Presenter:
 Terry Howerton, serial entrepreneur and Founder/CEO of TechNexus Company Website

Handout:  No handout this time because this was an extemporaneous presentation.
EvaluationsClick here to view a summary of evaluations for this event
Still photos of this event:  Click here to view still images of this event


Change Agent Workshop

When:  January 9, 2017


Presenter:
 Yu-Chen Chi, CEO/founder, New Heights Partners http://www.newheightspartners.com/

Success Fundamentals - Making It Happen Right
When: December 12, 2016

Presenters:
Bill Burnett, Founder, WBurnett LLC & Tailwind Discovery Group

Jim Vahle

Bill Burnett's handout: Bill Burnett Power Point Presentation
Jim Vahle's handout:  Jim Vahle Handout

Evaluations:  Click here to view a summary of evaluations for this event

Servant Leadership and the 100/0 Principle

 

When:  November 14, 2016
Presenter:
 Al Ritter,President, Ritter Consulting Grouphttp://ritterconsultinggroup.com/
 
Al Ritter's Handout:   Click here to view Al's handout 

 


 

Digital Innovation with Social Technology

When:  October 10, 2016
Presenter:
 Christopher Rollyson, CEO/founder, CSRA, Inc. http://rollyson.net/
 
Christopher Rollyson's  Presentation:  Click here to view pdf of Chris' presentation

What’s New from Springfield? Developments Affecting Small Business

 

When:  September 12, 2016
Presenters:
  Randy Kowalski, Deputy Director, Office of Entrepreneurship
  David Rappaport, Board Member, Secure Choice Saving Plan
  Courtney Eccles, Program Manager:  Investing in Illinois  ceccles@illinoistreasurer,gov
 
Randy Kowalski's Presentation:  Click here to view PowerPoint Presentation
David Rappaport's Presentation:  Click here to view PowerPoint Presentation
Evaluations:  Didn't distribute this month

 
Jake Crampton and Medspeed
When:  August 8, 2016
Presenter:
 Jake Crampton, CEO and Co-Founder of Medspeed
 


Alternative Financing for Small Business
When:  July 11, 2016
Presenters:
  Jonathon Brereton, CEO, Accion Chicago
  Chaoran Jin, Principal, Keystone Capital
 
Jonathon Breeton's Presentation:  Click here to view PowerPoint Presentation
Chairan Jin's Presentation:  Click here to view PowerPoint Presentation

Buying or Selling a Business
When:  June 13, 2016
 
Presenter Title Company Company Website email
Bill Price Attorney at Law Growth Law growthlaw.com wprice@growthlaw.com
Linda Purcell Broker Purcell Associates, LLC purcellasc.com/ lpurcell@purcellasc.com
Ralph Dieckmann Broker Integré Partners integrepartners.com/ dieckmann@integrepartners.com
Robert McMillan, Jr. Certified Cash Flow Consultant Freeman Funding Solutions freemanfundingsolutions.com/ robert@freemanfundingsolutions.com
 
 

Midyear Economic Review from the Chicago Fed
When:  May 9, 2016
Presenter:  Scott Brave, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Presenter's email address:  sbrave@frbchi.org

Knowing Others as Yourself
When:  April 18, 2016
Presenter:  Nicholas Epley, Keller Professor of Behavioral Science, Chicago Booth

Social Enterprise - Doing Well and Good
When:  March 21, 2016
Presenters:

  Evelyn Kuo Fitzgerald - Executive Director: Social Venture Partners Chicago

  James M. Marion- Managing Director National Fiduciary Advisor: U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management

  Cindy Paulauskas-President & COO: Rivet Radio, Inc.

 
  
 

Green as Gold - Investment in the Energy/Water Nexus
When:  February 15, 2016
Presenter:  David McCallum, Business Capture Manager, Argonne National Laboratory

Entrepreneurial Re-Invention - A Mid-Life IPO
When:  January 18, 2016
Presenter:  William Eichhorn,  Co-Founder & Past Director, Textura Corporation (NYSE: TXTR)

 
Selling Chicago Companies to Chinese Investors
When:  December 21, 2015
 
Presenters:
  Jeffrey A. Gonyo, Principal, Geneva Glen Capital. 
  Hao He, a partner of Wilton Partners
  Stephen Markscheid a partner of Wilton Partners
  Eric E. Dunn is a Managing Director at Focus Capital Advisors
  Linda Purcell
an M&A Broker at Purcell Associates LLC
 
Presentations:

Living Your Passion in Business
When:  November 16, 2015
Presenter:  Mark Tebbe, Chicago Booth Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
 
 

Improv Workshop:  The Art of Interpersonal Connection
When:  October 19, 2015
 
Presenter:  Erin Diehl, Founder, Improve It! LLC
 
 

sCommerce - Engagement in Virtual Space
When:  September 21, 2015
 
Presenter:  Catherine Marsden, Founder, Ardent Scope Marketing
 
 

Business Analytics for the Entrepreneurial Toolkit
When:  August 17, 2015
 
Presenter:  Linus Schrage, Professor Emeritus, Chicago Booth
 
  

Pricing Habits of Highly Successful 
Entrepreneurs
When:  July 20, 2015
 
Presenter:  Tim J. Smith, PhD Founder/Managing Partner, Wiglaf Pricing
 
  
 
Pitches for Joint Venture Financing
When:  June 15, 2015
 
Presenters:
Joe Viscomi, CEO and Co-Founder, Greplytix, Inc.
Dr. Gabriel Popescu, CEO, Phi Optics
Ryan Shelton, PH.D.,  CEO & Co-Founder, PhotoniCare, Inc.
Thomas Riedl, CTO,, OceanComm
 
Judges:
Adarsh Arora, CEO, Lisle Technology Partners, and Chair, angel investment committee, The Indus Entrepreneurs - Midwest
Hao He, CFA Senior Vice President of Business Development, Global IT M&A Forum
Paul R. Lloyd, CEO, FXX Enterprises, the certification and software engineering company for Decoupled Variable Network Communication
Erick Pouuilly, President, Pouilly Investment Co.
 


 

 

Midyear Economic Review by the Chicago Fed 
When:  May 18, 2015
 
Presenter:  Scott Brave, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago


 


 

Doing Business Across Borders

When:  April 20, 2015
 
Presenters:
  Richard Paullin, Executive Director, International Trade Association of Greater Chicago  

  Al Powers, Ambassador/Former CEO, NOW Health Group
  Martti Valila, Founder/Principal, MVC 

 
Presentations:
 


Pareto's 80/20 - Striking Gold Underfoot

When: March 16, 2015

 

Presenter:  Tim Nelson - Encore Packaging Founder/Managing Partner

 


 

 

Minority Business - Filling the Empowerment Glass

 When:  February 16, 2015
 
Presenters:
  Arabel Alva Rosales – President/CEO, AAR and Associates LTD 
  Ava Youngblood Founder, CEO, Youngblood Executive Search
   

Arabel Alva Rosales Presentation:  Click here to view Power Point Presentation

Still Photos:  Click here to view still photos

 


 

Making Elections Count- Public Policy Futures 

When: January 19, 2015

Presenter:  John Tillman, CEO, Illinois Policy Institute
 When:  January 19, 2015
 
Presenter:  John Tillman, CEO, Illinois Policy Institute
Angel Investing - Value Added Capital
When:  December 15, 2014 

Presenter:  Jeffrey Carter West Loop Ventures and MRun.us and a Co-founder and current Director of Hyde Park Angels



The Chicago Innovation Exchange
When:  November 17, 2014
 
Presenter:  John Flavin, Executive Director, Chicago Innovation Exchange
  

Growing STEM Enterprises with IL Roots
When:  October 20, 2014
 
Presenters:

John Banta, Executive Director, Blue Cross Blue Shield Venture Partners

Mark Harris, President/CEO, Illinois Science & Technology Coalition

 
Presentations:   
Mark Harris - Illinois Science & Technology Coalition Click here to view pdf of presentation
John Banta - Growing STEM Enterprises with IL Roots  Click here to view pdf of presentation
  

How Executives Successfully Partner With Private Equity

When:  September 15, 2014
 
Presenter:  Jeff Gonyo, Managing Director at Geneva Glen Capital
 
 

 
Making Creativity Work - Artistry In Business
When:  August 18, 2014
 
Presenters:
George Berlin, Illustrator Extraordinaire & Filmmaker
Gail Zelitzky, Serial Entrepreneur & Personal Business Coach
 

Midyear Economic Review by the Chicago Fed 
When:  July 21, 2014
 
Presenter:  Scott Brave, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

  

How to Buy or Sell a Business
When:  June 16, 2014

Presenters:
Larry Jones, First State Bank, and Senior Consultant, Property Management, SOURCE Management - Banker
Ralph Dieckmann, of Integré Partners - Buyers' Broker
Linda Purcell, of Purcell & Associatesv - Sellers' Broker
William A. Price, of Growthlaw.com - Lawyer
 
Presentations:
Business Funding in Today's Environment - Larry Jones  Click here to view and/or download the presentation.

Does Successfully Transitioning Small Business Ownership Matter? - Linda Purcell  Click here to view and/or download the presentation.

Legal Issues in Business Sales - William Price   Click here to view and/or download the presentation.
 

Beyond the Horizon - Taking Growth to the Next Level
When: May 19, 2014

Presenters:
John Bintz, Managing Director, Valuation Research Corporation
Dan Weinfurter, Managing Partner, Chicago Growth Consultants 
Presentations:
Beyond the Horizon - Taking Growth to the Next Level - Dan Weinfurter  Click here to view this Power Point Presentation
Financial Valuation of a Business - John Bintz  Click here to view this Power Point presentation

Still Photos:  Click here to view photos

The Science of Salesmanship - Leveraging the Key Intangibles
When: April 21, 2014

Presenter:  Ryan Kubacki, President, Holden International
Presentation:  Your Sales Function Can Be a Competitive Advantage




Global Market and Economic Outlook
When: April 21, 2014

Presenter:  John Calamos, Sr., Chairman and Chief Investment Office, Calamos Investments

Presentation:  Calamos Investment's latest quarterly financial market update.



Female Entrepreneurship- Distinction With A Difference
When: March 17, 2014

Panelists:

Waverly Deutsch,  Chicago Booth Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship
Michele M. Honomichl,  Founder, Executive Chairman, and Chief Strategy Officer, Celergo
Gail Zelitzky, Serial Entrepreneur and founder of “You’re in Business…I’m Your Coach”

Presentations:
  • Female leadership and its potential advantages for business
  • The choice of entrepreneurship and its expression over a woman’s career
  • Female entrepreneurship stereotypes and their validity or related gender bias
  • Effective local sources of support for aspiring and current women business owners
Innovation- Recipe for the Secret Sauce
When:  January 20, 2014

Panelists:

Praveen Gupta, Prysm, Inc
Greg Topel, CEO, Tangible Haptics
Nic ZitoBusiness Services Director at Choose DuPage
Presentation:
Best practices in innovation and sustaining them across new markets
Developing accurate forecasts for emerging opportunities
Effective management of technological and business risks
Identifying and cultivating appropriate talent to execute in new contexts



Staffing - How I Found My Acres of Diamonds
When:  Monday, December 16, 2013

Speaker:
Chuck Porcelli, CEO and Co-Owner of ASG Staffing and Azimuth, LLC 
Presentation:
  • Description of the Staffing Industry
  • Our Nearly 30-Year  History
  • Success Factors
    • Client Perspective
    • Staff Perspective
    • Marketing - then and now
  • Recent Developments
  • Future Growth
  • Exit Strategy

Capturing Innovation - Intellectual Property Management For Entrepreneurs
When:  Monday, November 18, 2013

Speaker:
Jeff Klug, Director, Ocean Tomo, LLC

Presentation:

Value and Importance of IP

  • Intellectual Property (IP)Defined
  • Does IP Make a Difference?
  • IP Strategic Planning
  • Value Realization

Franchising - Selecting, Financing, and Managing Legal Issues
When: Monday, October 21, 2013

Speakers:
Marcelo Alvarez, Franchise Coach/Broker, The Entrepreneur’s Source
David Enquist, President, Business Lending Solutions, Inc
William A. Price, Attorney at Law
 
An expert panel tells you how to find, fund, and check for legal and practical issues when launching a franchise system or purchasing a franchise.
Power Point Presentation:   Selecting a franchise
Power Point Presentation:  Franchising - Managing Legal Issues

Global Market and Economic Forecast - October, 2013 Update

When: Monday, October 21, 2013
Speaker:
John P Calamos, Sr.,  CEO and Chief Investments Offices, Calamos Investments.

Still Photos:  Click here to see still photos

Family Business- Finding A Sustainable Mix

When: Monday, September 16, 2013
 
Speakers:
Rattan Khosa, Founder, President and CEO of Amsysco
Drew Mendoza, Managing Principal of the Family Business Consulting Group
Presentations:
  • Experiences and lessons of starting and running a family business since 1981
  • Sustaining ongoing engagement with the requisite executive talent for long term success
  • Effective asset sharing and succession planning
  • The dynamics of business vs. family systems and management vs. ownership
  • Processes of communication and conflict resolution

Entrepreneurs Of Excellence – Russell Shields And Information-Driven Innovation

When: Monday, August 19, 2013
Speaker:  Russell Shields, Highly Successful Serial Entrepreneur 
Presentation:

 

Over his 40+ year career, Russ has specialized in putting related concepts into practice, creating and developing multiple companies and new industries based on innovative software and technology based services.  His discussion of his business experience provides insights into such topics as:

 

  • The development of rapid and robust data management and transaction processing systems
  • The outsourcing and automatization of customer management on a global scale
  • The implementation of intelligent transportation systems and predictive technologies
  • The use of organizational adaptation to best fit resources to tasks
Power Point Presentation for this event:  This was an extemporaneous presentation - no Power Point.
 

Entrepreneurship In Illinois – Open For Business?
When: Monday, July 15, 2013
Speakers: 
Linda Darragh, Executive Director, Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (KIEI)
Mike Moyer, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth
Presentation:

A knowledgeable discussion with experts who dedicated their careers to help develop a dynamic new business environment in our area addressing topics such as:

  • Support for start-ups and subsequent stages of the business life cycle
  • The local equity/debt capital ecosystem, from angels to banks
  • Innovation across industry sectors, noting the area high technology presence
  • Commercialization of university discoveries
Power Point Presentation for this event:  Click here to download the Power Point Presentation

John P. Calamos, Sr. –  Entrepreneur and Investment Strategist

When: Monday, June 17, 2013
Speaker:  John P. Calamos, Sr., Chief Executive Officer and Global Co-Chief Investment Officer, Calamos Investments.
Presentation:  Mr. Calamos shares  shares some of his challenges met and lessons learned during his career from stocking clerk at dad’s grocery store on Chicago’s west side to Air Force pilot who earned the DFC during Vietnam, to founding Calamos Investments LLC in 1977, taking it public in 2004, and today heading that company which has nearly $30 billion under management.

Federal Reserve Economic Outlook

When: Monday, May 20, 2013
 
Speaker:William A Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Presentation:  Review of actual and expected economic data from the beginning of the "Great Recession" through 2014.
 
 

Healthcare Issues For Entrepreneurs

Monday, April 15, 2013
 
As the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act proceeds to its full implementation in 2014, how is it likely to affect the healthcare system? What changes will occur in the local insurance marketplace? How can businesses most effectively structure their employee health benefit packages? Following legislative and judicial actions, are policy outcomes pre-determined or still open to adjustment?  Learn more about these and other issues related to one of the most consequential public initiatives of the last 50 years holding significant implications for a key category of business expenditure, especially for small and growing firms.
 
Panelists:
 

Alex Morozov, Director - Global Healthcare Equity Research at Morningstar

Daniel Yunker, CEO, Land of Lincoln Heath, Inc.

Laura Minzer, Illinois State Chamber of Commerce
 
 
 
 

Financing Your Deals:

Monday, March 18, 2013
 
 
You and your team have spent months, maybe years preparing for an opportunity like this, and it has finally arrived.  There is only one major obstacle remaining, but it’s a big one – money.  How is your team going to finance this fantastic opportunity?
 

Come to the Entrepreneurial Roundtable on March 18th and learn about Financing Your Deals from a panel of financing experts:

  • Joseph R. Katcha, Principal, High Street Capital – Private Equity

Mr. Katcha has been involved in private equity investing, mergers, and acquisitions for over 20 years. He will provide our lead and longest talk of the evening, since equity is often the basis on which the rest of the equity, debt, new management, or other elements of a deal become possible.

 

  • Ron Kirschner, M.D., MBA, President, Heartland Angels – Venture Capital

Heartland Angels is an open network of individuals looking to assist seed and early stage companies in obtaining investment capital and in furthering their innovations.
 

  • Mark Gross, Senior Advisor, Wincreek Financial – Commercial Real Estate Bridge Loans

Wincreek offers a full range of commercial real estate bridge loans to meet your unique financing needs. They finance bridge loans nationwide from a minimum of $1,000,000 to the maximum of $100,000,000.

 

  • Robert McMillan, Jr., President, Freeman Funding Solutions – Factoring,
…and purchase of a wide variety of income streams or future payments such as Asset Based Credit Lines, Delinquent Commercial Debt, Commercial Debt Management, Equipment Leases, International Receivables, Medical Receivables, and Purchase Orders.
 

 

Rob is a business community leader, having served as past Presidents of the Aurora Chamber of Commerce and the African-American Chamber of Commerce.
 
 
How to Buy Or Sell A Business
Monday, Feb 18, 2013
Buying or selling a business is a process that most business owners only go through once. You need the assistance of people who have helped many others in similar deals to get the full value you could expect (6x EBITDA or more, instead of 1 or 2X) from your sale, if you are a seller – and to make sure your due diligence and documents get you a business worth what you are paying for it, if you are a buyer. You also need to know how to finance your deals.
The February 18th panel will include a CEO who has successfully made acquisitions, a business broker who has helped many companies obtain full value for their assets, an organization expert who can tell you want needs to be done to get your company ready for sale, and a community banker who knows what is needed to qualify for government-guaranteed loans to buy a business, and whose bank has funds available to lend. 
The Expert Panel:
Pat Grandle, Sunbelt Business Advisers: How to work with a broker to buy or sell a business.
Colleen Ryan, Leaders Bank Naperville: Financing the purchase with an SBA Loan.
Ellen Huxtable, ABC Business Concepts, Batavia: Preparing your business for sale.
John A. Swanson, COO, Proactive Worldwide, Inc., (Booth MBA ’98), has completed 19 Merger, Acquisition and Divestiture transactions with valuations of up to $32 Billion. In1998 he co-founded a medical device implant company, raised over $12M in investment funds and sold the company in 2003 to CR Bard for $39M. 
 
 
Defending Your Brand: How Smart Companies Use Defensive Strategy to Deal with Competitive Attacks
Monday, Jan 21, 2013
Hear award-winning Kellogg professor Tim Calkins delve into the shadowy world of defensive strategy, talking about his new book Defending Your Brand: How Smart Companies Use Defensive Strategy to Deal with Competitive Attacks. He will discuss why successful companies need to have a defensive strategy, must be looking out for competitive threats, and should be prepared to defend their brand.
 

Business Success through Social Networking: The Foiled Cupcakes Story
Monday, Dec 17, 2012
Serial entrepreneur Mari Luangrath used her expertise in social networking and marketing to build Foiled Cupcakes into the leading online cupcake service in Chicagoland. Now, she is looking to sell her customized cupcake service nationwide.

Mari has always been passionate about bringing people together. With Foiled Cupcakes which is her third entrepreneurial venture, Mari has again demonstrated her ability to grow a new business using online networks and word-of-mouth marketing. Foiled Cupcakes surpassed its annual revenue goals by 600%, attributed entirely to her social media activities (on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn) and blogging.
 
Roasting Coffee & Employing Ex-Cons: The Story of Second Chance Coffee
Monday, Nov 19, 2012
“I Have a Bean” is the premium brand of coffee made and sold by Second Chance Coffee Co. As people experience the exceptional taste of the “I Have a Bean Coffee” coffees, the company’s reputation has spread. But most people do not know what else the company does – it employs ex-convicts and helps them turn their lives around. Come to sample this extraordinary coffee and hear Pete Leonard, President and Co-Founder, talk about how he and his team have turned an idea to help ex-cons into a successful business enterprise.

Learn From Founder of Successful Federally-Funded Research Company
Monday, Oct 15, 2012
For three decades, Don Yuhas has led an R&D company that has landed a variety of federal grants including Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grants for the military.

Hear Don explain what it is like to run Industrial Measurement Systems (IMS), which employs teams of scientists and engineers doing research on leading-edge technologies. IMS has been a leader in developing computer simulations and unique non-destructive testing and measurement instruments. These developments have led to advances in such varied areas as electronics (printed circuit boards) and automotive (friction materials).

 

Learn about SBIRs and how IMS has been able to obtain federal grants for projects for the Navy (remotely measuring temperatures inside naval guns), the Air Force and other agencies.

 

The Pampered Chef Story: From Home Basement to Berkshire Hathaway

Monday, Sep 17, 2012

Doris Christopher is the epitome of an American entrepreneur. She founded The Pampered Chef in the basement of her home in River Forest, Illinois in 1980. Today, The Pampered Chef is a multi-million dollar international company with more than 60,000 Independent Consultants worldwide and is a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of businesses.

 

For more than thirty years, The Pampered Chef and its sales force of Independent Consultants have been helping families prepare delicious meals with a product line of more than 300 offerings – from entertaining to cookware, cutlery to cookbooks, stoneware to pantry items. Capitalizing on her knowledge of food preparation and her passion for teaching, Doris amassed an inventory of what she considered to be the essential home kitchen tools and began showcasing them at in-home cooking demonstrations.

 

Christopher will share her story and experience with starting a business to creating a succession plan.
 

  

What I Learned From Starting Three Businesses And Teaching Entrepreneurs
Monday, Aug 20, 2012
Jim Vahle has been one of the Roundtable’s most popular speakers. Jim not only knows the theory, he has started three businesses and understands the practical, gritty side of business. He is an engaging speaker who will provide you with a dozen practical tips and insights that you can apply to your business tomorrow.

Jim will talk about three topics (and perhaps several more):

  1. How to find ideas for starting a business
  2. Key things every entrepreneur should know – but most often forget
  3. The hardest things to get entrepreneurs to understand about starting a business

 Podcast: Click here to watch video recording

A Capitalism For The People:Recapturing The Lost Genius Of American Prosperity
Monday, July 16, 2012
Int his election year, hear Professor Luigi Zingales of the Chicago Booth School of Business explain why “the American Dream” is disappearing and what we must do to save the system that made the United States the envy of the world. In his new book, A CAPITALISM FOR THE PEOPLE: Recapturing the Lost Genius of American Prosperity, Zingales cuts through the liberal–conservative, Democrat–Republican rhetoric. “What is necessary is nothing less than a rethinking of traditional political categories,” according to Zingales.

In ACAPITALISM FOR THE PEOPLE, Professor Zingales examines the roots of the recent economic and political crises, from cronyism between big business and government, to the deleterious effects of lobbying and government subsidies, to the uneasy alliance between academic economists and the industries they analyze.
 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

Federal Reserve Economic Outlook

When: Monday, May 20, 2013