Sept. 6, 2013 - America’s most famous entrepreneurs and corporate CEOs—Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos and Sam Walton—are legendary. These innovative risk-takers are renowned for their shrewd business sense, leadership skills and knowledge, but their success did not happen overnight. Every entrepreneur has to start from ground zero.
This semester, Fort Valley State University students will learn the basics during the Department of Business Administration and Economics’ how-to workshop series. At 5:30 p.m., on Tuesday, September 24, the “How to Own, Create and Profit from Your Own Music” session is scheduled to take place in the Student Amenities Building. The event is open to the public.
According to Dr. Kristen Broady, interim chair of the business department, FVSU alum Edward Morrow developed the idea for the new series. He is an accountant, entrepreneur, speaker and writer. Morrow wants to make accounting, business and entrepreneurship understandable and fun.
The Wildcat graduate, who earned his bachelor’s degree in 2009, currently owns M&K Tree Service, LLC and APC Bookkeeping, LLC. Morrow worked with the previous department chair, Dr. Karl Lawrence, to institute the workshops on campus.
The goals for the how-to series are to dispel myths about business and investing; to uncover the true meaning of wealth; and to discuss strategies for taking control of your life. The speakers participating are all volunteers.
Before each workshop, speakers will chat with small groups of students to discuss their businesses. Later, the business leaders will deliver a general workshop for a larger audience.
On Tuesday, Sept. 3, Jabari Hosley, a 25-year-old business manager for the Madison Financial Group in Atlanta, Ga. was the first workshop keynote speaker. His clientele currently includes Lil Wayne, Meek Mill and Jim Jones.
“They really enjoyed the series, because the workshop was tailored for them, the students,” said Broady. “It really motivated them. Students are sometimes fearful of quantitative classes like accounting. Seeing Ed Morrow, a young accountant, accomplish his goals, made them think, ‘Yes, I can do this too.’”
All workshops take place on Tuesdays at 5:30 p.m., in the Student Amenities Building. Dates are as follows:
Sept. 24, 2013 How to Own: Create and Profit from your Music
Presenter: Ahmad Manson, creator of Grow and Poetic Concert
Oct. 8, 2013 How to Start a Business: Campus CEO Style
Presenter: Christopher Garland, founder of Agapecean Global
Oct. 15, 2013 How to Brand Yourself
Presenter: Maurice Garland, concert host and video content producer
Nov. 5, 2013 How to Get Rich in Real Estate and Have Fun
Presenter: Joel Thame, owner of International Estate
For more information, contact Broady, (478) 825-6270, 6271 or firstname.lastname@example.org.