Jerry R Mitchell's Blog

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My thoughts on international business

Unfortunately, for many students today, “international” is not yet a part of their college education and it very much needs to be. Only twenty percent of American citizens hold a passport and half of that number are either over 60 years of age or under 5. And according to our “Open Doors” research, just about […]

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Education and the Entrepreneur

Thousands of bright, ambitious young men and women are applying for admission to business school. They will learn about corporate life and have reasonable hopes of prosperous careers. Yet such students seem to me to lack the elusive quality that makes for real business success. The very title Master of Business Administration says so much. […]

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Entrepreneurship today

Think of America and how our freedoms which most take for granted have created an entrepreneurial culture that allows us to become the world leader in creating new technologies that completely change the world market place. Far too many non-entrepreneurs believe that business plans that include market research coupled with those hockey stick financial projections […]

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How did I overcome my stress and become a successful serial entrepreneur?

My purpose today is to offer you some frameworks and ideas for maximum velocity in a super-networked world. I’m going to talk about winning. Winning is better than losing, business is a blood sport, and entrepreneurs are its warriors, born to bet the bank not work for it, driven to slaughter impossibility. Getting into the […]

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GET INSPIRED! A Seminar on Entrepreneurial Learning

GET INSPIRED! A Seminar on Entrepreneurial Learning Invest in Your Business: Make Time for Education Tonight’s focus is on Motivation and Goal setting. Ask yourself this question “Am I achieving my Goals?” Now ask yourself ” Am I motivated to achieve the Goals I have set for myself?” You’re not alone! Thousands of entrepreneurs/business owners […]

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Tips on finding a great mentor

Getting the right advice People in small businesses can become very isolated. You can’t just walk down the corridor and chat about your business with a colleague. Often you can find yourself getting bogged down in day-to-day operating details and forget to “take the helicopter ride up” to look at your business from a distance. […]

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You’re only as old as you allow yourself to feel.

You’re only as old as you allow yourself to feel. Some of you are in your teens or 20 something, and to you the number of years you’ve gathered here on earth is remarkably incidental. Collecting years is no more on your mind than collecting string. Yeah, well, live it up. Turning 30 will probably […]

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Tips on how to win at negotiating.

If an unshaven doctor with uncombed hair, wearing a torn and dirty coat, approached a man and asked him to open his mouth and say “ah,” the man might bolt away in fear of his health. If a person posing as a doctor, dressed in a medical frock, clean shaven, hair neatly combed and gray […]

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Tips on starting a business

Want to be your own boss? The idea of starting your own business is appealing to a lot of people and it can be very rewarding. However, a lot of new businesses fail. This information will help you plan for a successful start to your entrepreneurship journey. Being your own boss can be very rewarding, […]

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What message does your business card send?

Why we all need to understand the first impression people get from the information on our business card and the steps we can take to improve our image. FIRST IMPRESSIONS You never get a second chance to make a first impression, and it’s amazing how strong and quickly people are forming opinions about you and […]

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