Fact: Over 80% of people say they want to start their own business, but less than 20% do.
My guest today is Jim Beach. Jim is a seasoned entrepreneur who has also taught at both the graduate and undergraduate level. Based on his real-world experience Jim has pinpointed the issues that have led to the gap between the number of people who have started a business and those who want to start a business. According to Jim, the solution is simple, low-risk entrepreneurship.
Listen to learn how you can find a business idea and bootstrap it to success all while keeping your day job!
About Jim Beach
Jim started his first company when he was 26 years old. He was the Co-founder and CEO of American Computer Experience of Atlanta. He grew the company with no capital infusion to $12 million in annual revenue in 1999 and to over 60 permanent and 700 temporary employees, operating in 39 states and in three countries. The company became the world’s largest technology training company for children, and enjoyed corporate tie-ins with Microsoft, Intel, Lego, NASA, and many others. In 1999, Jim closed two rounds of venture funding, one for $2.4 million and another for $6.4 million. The Atlanta Business Chronicle recognized the company was one for the fastest growing companies in Georgia for both 1999 and 2000. In 2001, Jim was selected as one of the “Forty under Forty” most influential citizens by Georgia Trend magazine.