December 17, 2010 - The Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group today announces a new Entrepreneurial Training Program Alliance with The Business Startup Institute of Colorado Springs to provide access to an online, entrepreneurial video training course company that has been recently created by Jim Holley, an experienced local entrepreneur with courses developed and delivered by Dr. Thomas Duening, The El Pomar Chair of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Professor at The College of Business at UCCS. Together they are delivering a dynamic, on-demand 21-part video training program that gives you a head start on your new business.
For breaking news on this exciting local training program development you can read the business section in today's Gazette where an overview of the new Business Startup Institute has been published: http://www.gazette.com/articles/institute-109703-business-local.html
Jim Holly, the Founder and CEO of The Business Startup Institute will be our Guest Speaker this month at our December Meetup and Holiday Mixer where Jim will be introducing the Business Startup Institute to the CSE Group.
Affilate Program Relationship Announced:
We will also be introducing the CSE Group's Affilate Program Relationship with The Business Startup Institute where the Colorado Springs Entrepreneurs Group can access these innovative business training courses at a 25% discount off the already affordable rates. An additional 25% will automatically be allocated to a Colorado Springs charity of our choice.
For More information on the Business Startup Institute go to http://www.BusinessStartUpInstitute.com and use the coupon code CSEG25 at checkout.
HOLIDAY MIXER !
Even though the CSE Group is "Taking Care of Local Colorado Springs Businesses", it's still the Holidays ! So time to celebrate our achievements and initiatives this year.
Even though our meetup is in the last week of the year, (and we may have a number of CSE Group Members traveling for the holidays), we still would like to close out the year with a Meetup and Holiday Mixer. Hope you can join us.
We Promise... The Program will be 60 Minutes, and the Party will be 2 hours !
1. "Gettin in the Mood" - Holiday Food and Refreshments, Socializing, Introductions - - 60 Minutes (Group)
- We will start out with the food and refreshments so they don't get cold !
-- Food Sponsor - Membership Holiday Pot Luck
-- Would like to Extend an Invitation to all our CSE Group Members who would like to bring a Holiday Dish for our Getting in the Mood segment which will be extended to an hour, and then be re-started for a second hour after a brief 30-minute program.
Food's R Us !
-- Will post a master list of food items on the CSE Group .ORG site,
... so you can volunteer to bring a main course, a dessert, sodas, specialty holiday treats, etc. Hopefully our "Organized" CSE Group Members will coordinate together to create a major spread of food and refreshments !
You can BUILD IT Yourself of BUY IT Commercially... Just as long as it's hot and fresh !
2. CSE Group Membership News and Internet Updates - 5 Minutes
-- Org Site, Meetup Happenings, Policies/Procedures, Blog Posts, Profiles
3. "QuickPitch" - "Off The Floor and Off the Cuff" Entrepreneur Sales Pitch - 1 Minute Each
-- Volunteer Pitches from Members who are seeking capital, seeking help, seeking customers, etc.
-- No reservation needed. If you want to make a "QuickPitch" - Bring it On !
4. Guest Business Speaker - 30 Minute Talk - 5 Minute Q&A
Mr. James W. Holley, Jr. - Founder and CEO Business2Learn, LLC
Mr. Holley has over 20 years of startup business experience and has founded 5 companies. Currently, Mr. Holley is the president and CEO of businesses2learn, LLC, an e-learning company that offers an online entrepreneurship program and tools thru the BusinessStartupInstitute.com that help aspiring entrepreneurs succeed at starting their first business. Prior to that, Mr Holley was the president of Harvestime University, an online learning site that guides churches thru the facility expansion process. As the CEO of Umix, Umix Pro and Umix Medical, Mr Holley raised $6 million in equity capital to develop 31 products and patent them for distribution in accounts like Wal*Mart, Target, and other retail chains. Mr Holley has an MS in Engineering mechanics for the University of Santa Clara, and a BS in Civil Engineering from San Jose State University, 1983
Jim will provide an overview of his unique "entrepreneurial journey" – inventing and distributing consumer products to mass audiences, through unique business relationships and alliances, and will provide a unique insight into how to adapt and change course in your career as you move from the corporate world to an entrepreneurial lifestyle. Jim will also be introducing their new online training program to help entrepreneurs succeed the first time – The Business Startup Institute.
5. InSide/OutSide Your Business - 5 Minutes
-- Tips and Techniques
-- Mike's Stack-O-Stuff
Formal Meeting Ends (7:30PM) - Holiday Mixer Re-Starts !
-- Food and Refreshments, Socializing
-- Open Discussions/Small Group Meetings/Holiday Mixer
-- Final Wrap at 9PM !
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Colorado Springs, CO 80918