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Growing Importance of Business Plan Competitions By Tim Berry

Are you aware of business plan competitions? If you’re an entrepreneur, they’re an excellent opportunity to present your business and compete for cash and in-kind prizes or, worst case, really good feedback from serious business people. If you’re lucky enough to be invited to judge, it’s a chance to spend a few days reviewing real-world startups. I’ve been judging business plan competitions for almost 20 years. As I write this I’m looking forward to another season judging venture competitions including the University of Texas’ Venture Labs Investment Competition, the Rice University BusinessRead More


10 Things MBA Students Can Learn from Infantry School

Military Principles Significantly Complement Business Tactics, Says Straight-Talking Texas Entrepreneur In many ways, the knowledge gleaned from four years of college does not compare to what a person can learn at infantry school, says successful Texas businessman David M. Smith. “The Army provided me with more fun and interesting experiences and principles than college. I spent a lot of time in the company of officers and immersing myself in reading military classics,” says Smith, author of “The Texas Spirit,” (www.TheTexasSpiritBook.com). “Most students in MBA programs nationwide will never have thatRead More