MBAexpress: Essence of Entrepreneurship
Webster's dictionary defines entrepreneurship as "a person who starts a business and is willing to risk loss in order to make money." This course will discuss an alternative approach to building your business plan, along with a candid discussion of the “dark side” of being an entrepreneur.
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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
Identify key areas to focus on when starting a business
Identify the four components of a non-traditional business plan
Recognize the importance your team’s resume
Recognize the personal challenges of being an entrepreneur
Why current business plans that focus primarily on the numbers is the wrong approach
Components of the non-traditional business plan: People, Opportunity, Context, Risk and Reward
The dark side of being an entrepreneur.
Lead Generation Strategies
Field of Study: Business Management & Organization
Recommended CPE Credit Hours: 1.0
Course Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Business experience
Designed For: CPAs, corporate finance teams, business leaders and other financial professionals
Instructor: Peter Margaritis, CPA. CGMA.MAc
Publication Year: 2016
Expiration Date: Course content is reviewed annually and revised with neccessary changes or else the course is removed.
Peter A. Margaritis, CPA, CGMA is an author, blogger, speaker, educator, humorist, improviser, and podcaster. Partnering with the Business Learning Institute, his firm “The Accidental Accountant” teaches CPAs and other business leaders how to apply the seven principles of improvisation to build respect, trust and support with their colleagues and clients. He is the author of Improv Is No Joke: Using Improvisation to Create Positive Results in Leadership and Life.
Peter earned is his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky, a Master’s Degree in Accountancy from Case Western Reserve University and he is a licensed, non-practicing, CPA in Ohio. He has worked for companies such as Price Waterhouse, Victoria Secret Catalogue (not as a model), two large banking institutions and has managed restaurants in his day. Don’t be surprised – he is Greek. He was also an assistant professor of accounting and taught in the MBA program at Ohio Dominican University in Columbus, OH.
Peter is a member of the American Institute of CPAs, Georgia Society of CPAs, Maryland Association of CPAs, Ohio Society of CPAs, and the National Speakers Association. He is also the past chairman of the Ohio Society of CPAs executive board and a former delegate to the AICPA governing council.