A couple of years ago I was approached by a professor from Georgia State University. He was taking his "Entrepreneurship" graduate class to Japan to study entrepreneurship and wanted to know if I would be interested in speaking to his class in Japan. Unfortunately for me, I was based in New York. But I was still very interested and supportive of this class trip.
They blogged about their trip and meetings with different Japanese organizations and businesses. I thought that there needed to be more trips of this type.
This professor, Jim Beach, continues his Entrepreneurship teachings and has now taken it to a new level.
He is currently delivering a series of entrepreneurship lectures – covering all aspects of starting a business, getting an idea, creativity, funding, bootstrapping, finding a supplier, and getting a website to #1 on Google.
The main thesis of the lectures is low risk entrepreneurship: starting a business while you still have a job so you keep your insurance and NOT putting a double mortgage on the house. Start small and risk less, build for 3-4 years, and then quit your job, when the business is doing $300,000 - 400,000. He speaks about Importing, Exporting, using India for web programming to cut cost and of course Trade rules.
He and an associate have created the The Entrepreneur School Online, the most comprehensive school for business start-up. "How to start a new business?" This entrepreneur center will answer all your questions and provide a step by step guide to starting a new business.