YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE A GENIUS TO BUILD A GREAT BUSINESS...
JUST THINK DIFFERENT! Replace your misguided ideas about entrepreneurship with new, productive concepts and principles.
JUST THINK BETTER! Don't just start a small business - build a great business. The distinction makes a difference.
JUST THINK SMARTER! Don't settle for just acquiring new knowledge, learn how to apply it to ever-changing business environment.
Blaze a Path Through the Entrepreneurial Forest:
A small business can be incredibly demanding of your time, your attention, your energy and your money. The consuming nature of a business pulls the owner in so very close that he or she cannot see the forest because of the trees. Our objective is to teach you, not only, how to see the entrepreneurial forest, but more importantly how to successfully blaze a path through it.
Teaching Entrepreneurs How to Build a Business - Not a Job:
We teach entrepreneurs how to grow businesses. However, a very common failing of many entrepreneurs is that they build a job for themselves in a business that they happen to own. Business ownership offers so much more. Simply building a job for yourself is a waste of your very limited and valuable time, energy and money. However, building a business will pay dividends for years to come.
Laser Focus for Your Entrepreneurial Energy:
We teach our students the value of a laser focus for their entrepreneurial energy and effort. We want you to focus on the creation and development of the kind of business that does not require your presence. And when your presence is not required in your business, as the owner you can "cherry pick" what you do. You can choose to be as involved or as uninvolved as you desire - that is a benefit of ownership.
Eliminate The Stinkin’ Thinking of Entrepreneurship:
Most small business owners follow a very intuitive growth process that depend on them doing what “seems right”. The problem is that our intuition tends to lead us astray. As a result, there are some things that we cannot have lingering in the minds of our students. We call it the “Stinkin’ Thinkin’” of entrepreneurship. These are wrong ideas about business ownership the "seem right" to the entrepreneur at the time.
The concept of corporate parenting is fundamental to becoming the successful owner of a successful business. This lesson is another key lesson to understanding your role as the entrepreneur in your business.
Ultimately, maximizing the wealth of the owner is what we are striving to do as entrepreneurs. You must be focused to benefit from the growth and development process and this lesson helps to provide that focus.
With over 20 years experience as a C’level management executive, John has consulted multiple small and medium sized owners on the growth and development of their business. His clientele spans from a pre-startup dance studio to an established multimillion dollar construction firm with 5 offices in multiple states. This diversity shows that the principles of his growth and development consulting are truly universal. John's objective is to utilize his educational, experience and business success to help the owners of small and medium-sized businesses seize ownership's greatest advantage and achieve the ultimate reward that business ownership has to offer.
His academic credentials include a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree with a concentration in commercial law from the Indiana University School of Law, an Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Finance from the Ball State University Graduate School of Business. John has served as an Adjunct Professor in Business, Entrepreneurship, Business Law. Accounting and Finance at Indiana Wesleyan University and Martin University with over 14 years of teaching experience. Furthermore, he is the successful author of ‘The Ultimate Reward of Business Ownership.’
The industries that John has consulted for, range from insurance repair construction to travel and automotive to mattress manufacturing. He teaches small business owners how to grow a business instead of merely growing a job in a business they happen to own. He believes very firmly that this is a common failing of many unsuccessful or struggling small business owners. Unfortunately, it is a hidden failing and the consequences are never realized or even deemed relevant until the business owner has decided or is forced to end of their entrepreneurial journey because of insolvency, overwhelm, or eventual gross disinterest. It is only then that they understand that they never build anything of value.