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Kent Probst from the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship and Jed Swegarden from GOCrocks met with the students last week.  Kent talked about online first impressions, following ...
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Kent Probst from the Midland Institute for Entrepreneurship and Jed Swegarden from GOCrocks met with the students last week. Kent talked about online first impressions, following ...

John Beasley, President of Ultra Machining Company, and Amanda Ficek, owner of Mamas Happy, were the CEO speakers last week.  Advice included: being undaunted by failure, dealing with ...
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John Beasley, President of Ultra Machining Company, and Amanda Ficek, owner of Mamas Happy, were the CEO speakers last week. Advice included: being undaunted by failure, dealing with ...

Jolene Foss, the Executive Director of the Wright County Economic Development Partnership, talked with the CEO students about running her own daycare facility for 11 years, building ...
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Jolene Foss, the Executive Director of the Wright County Economic Development Partnership, talked with the CEO students about running her own daycare facility for 11 years, building ...

Keith Jerpseth (Lake Central Bank), Mark Benzer (Country Financial) and Tyler Reiss (Keller Williams Realty) spoke with the class last week about growing a customer base, being ...
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Keith Jerpseth (Lake Central Bank), Mark Benzer (Country Financial) and Tyler Reiss (Keller Williams Realty) spoke with the class last week about growing a customer base, being ...

The CEO class had a busy week, learning about four different industries and their niche in the marketplace.  Fritz Budig of Grindstone Construction discussed putting a team together ...
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The CEO class had a busy week, learning about four different industries and their niche in the marketplace. Fritz Budig of Grindstone Construction discussed putting a team together ...

Word-of-mouth referrals.  Every business wants them, but what's the secret to getting them?  Brit Haskins of Classic Hall and Julie Carlson of Cafe Jules hosted the CEO class and ...
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Word-of-mouth referrals. Every business wants them, but what's the secret to getting them? Brit Haskins of Classic Hall and Julie Carlson of Cafe Jules hosted the CEO class and ...

Sue Olmscheid, owner of Lillians, talked with the class about trends, managing inventory, franchising and the role of the chamber of commerce.  Each CEO student is paired with a local ...
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Sue Olmscheid, owner of Lillians, talked with the class about trends, managing inventory, franchising and the role of the chamber of commerce. Each CEO student is paired with a local ...

CEO students are making the most of the situation they are in and building their network of local connections.  Thank you to Mark Johanneck with Morries Buffalo Ford, Brent Stromme ...
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CEO students are making the most of the situation they are in and building their network of local connections. Thank you to Mark Johanneck with Morries Buffalo Ford, Brent Stromme ...

Without a doubt, one of the highlights of the CEO program is connecting students with local entrepreneurs.  We've gotten creative this year by meeting outside as much as possible and ...
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Without a doubt, one of the highlights of the CEO program is connecting students with local entrepreneurs. We've gotten creative this year by meeting outside as much as possible and ...

Each CEO student is required to write a business plan and start their own business.  They present this business to the public at an end-of-the-year trade show.  This year's trade show ...
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Each CEO student is required to write a business plan and start their own business. They present this business to the public at an end-of-the-year trade show. This year's trade show ...

Don't miss the online student trade show this Wednesday at 5PM.
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Don't miss the online student trade show this Wednesday at 5PM.

An elevator pitch sounds pretty easy, but when an entrepreneur has to explain the problem, their solution, the "secret sauce" they bring to the table and move an investor to act, all ...
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An elevator pitch sounds pretty easy, but when an entrepreneur has to explain the problem, their solution, the "secret sauce" they bring to the table and move an investor to act, all ...

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