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UCLA’s Price Center for Entrepreneurship

The Financial Times ranked UCLA’s Entrepreneurship Program as the #1 program in the world four times in the past six years.
Professor Robert Foster is the Director of the Global Access Program (GAP) at the school’s Price Center for Entrepreneurship. It’s the international field study and MBA thesis requirement for Anderson’s Fully-Employed MBA students. He also teaches High Technology Management, Business Plan Development and management consulting Field Study.
Robert Foster actually got his MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School of Management in 1965.
He is also a member of the Tech Coast Angels and the Pasadena Angeles. (They are angel investing organizations.)
When I interviewed him, there was one comment in particular that really hit home for me. He said that when approaching investors, you have to show that there is a need for your product. Don’t just do market research, but actually talk to people, take a poll and prove that you have customers ready to buy or use your product or service right out of the gate. You don’t have a business until you have your first customer (Steven Mednick, Professor at USC’s Entrepreneur Program told me those wise words). So when you present your business to investors; family, friends, Angels or VCs, be brief, be specific, and prove that there is a need you can fill and a demand you can meet.

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The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur?

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http://www.PerfectBusiness.com :: Mike Michalowicz is the self proclaimed Toilet Paper Entrepreneur. That?s right, he named himself that, and you should too. More educational and inspirational videos at PerfectBusiness.com

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Rush Street, Part Deux

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Pushing on, the Rush Street duo overcome obstacles and personal trials to make their mark on the cornerstone of success. Here’s part two of our special two-part series!

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Rush Street, Trials of a Restaurant

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http://www.PerfectBusiness.com :: To be an entrepreneur takes passion, vision, and determination. Watch how two visionary entrepreneurs brought Chicago’s famed Rush Street to Los Angeles, besting all the odds along the way. Part One.

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Get A Grip, Financially Speaking

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http://www.Perfectbusiness.com :: The evils of money management may not really be that bad. Let us show you a few shortcuts on your road to success

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It’s a Virtual World

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It’s a virtual world out there. Money never sleeps so why should your assistant – virtual assistants keep the virtual world spinning.

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Ladies Who Launch

Ladies Who Launch is an organization geared toward helping women launch their businesses. It was started by Victoria Colligan and Beth Schoenfeldt and connects female entrepreneurs online and in person. I’m currently doing the Ladies Who Launch incubator program in Los Angeles. It’s a four week intensive where you basically ‘incubate’ your idea or business. It’s a wonderful organization that really celebrates women and the feminine approach to entrepreneurship. Amy Swift is the Editor-In-Chief for Ladies Who Launch and heads the Los Angeles incubator programs. She also contributes to one of my favorite websites, The Huffington Post. I interviewed Amy about Ladies Who Launch and her work there and asked her what advice she would give female entrepreneurs.

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