We provide intellectual capital forentrepreneurs lacking education and experience.Let’s take a dive in the shark tank! Danger: Do not swim with the sharks!
Entrepreneurial Needs• Leadership training• Discover a working business model• Business networking and relations (consumers, suppliers, competitors, and customers)• Moral and social values (stress societal benefits)• Persistence (overcome adversity)• Promote creativity (encouragement)• Knowledge management (how to use)
Entrepreneurial Needs• Active learning (learn on the job)• Experiential learning (by learning how to use functions taught in business schools; help from an experienced business coach)• Identifying and interacting with stakeholder groups• Environmental scanning (political, economic, social, technological, environmental, and legal)• Divergence (promoting thinking outside the box)• Online presence (easy access to help)
Traditional Education Programs for Entrepreneurs• Business planning skills (research and business plans)• Specific business skills (finance, marketing, and operations)• Passive classroom learning (accessed when available)• Incidental services (the entrepreneur may not need but pays for)• Convergence (tunnel vision)
What to Expect• Learn how to feed the sharks and make them hungry and competitive. Do not swim with them as they will eat you.• Build a sustainable business• Don’t give your business away by swimming in shark infested waters