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Class Information. Business 095 – 4 credits Tuesdays - 5pm-8:40pm KCI building, Room 4006 Ben Dubin ben@dubin.com Mobile number: 408-621-0170 – Text me or call me. Leave a message I don’t answer and I will get back to you. Don’t forget to tell me who you are in your text).

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class information
Class Information

Business 095 – 4 credits

Tuesdays - 5pm-8:40pm

KCI building, Room 4006

Ben Dubin

ben@dubin.com

Mobile number: 408-621-0170 – Text me or call me. Leave a message I don’t answer and I will get back to you. Don’t forget to tell me who you are in your text)

class description
Class Description

Creating, managing and profiting from a small business.

For potential or present entrepreneurs.

Emphasis on organization and operation of a small business, including problems of raising capital, establishing an effective marketing plan, and directing and motivating employees

Writing a Business Plan

Presenting a Business Idea

Participating in the Annual Foothill College Business Idea contest!

class blog
Class Blog
  • http://bus95.blogspot.com
  • All files from class will be there along with some interesting required readings
signing up for the class
Signing up for the class

Late Add & Drop: There's Still Time to Register for the class

It's easy to add a Spring Quarter class. You can add courses via myportal.fhda.eduthrough January 17 with an add code from the instructor.

I have plenty of Add Codes!!!

textbook
Textbook

The College Board reports the average cost for books and supplies for the 2012–2013 school year was $1,168 at public colleges

82% increase in the just the past 10 years

Most textbooks are partially read or used

Resale value is text books drops as new editions are released

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Textbook

Wake up – this is 2014!!!!

We are also in Silicon Valley!

We are going to use the Internet instead of a textbook!

Cost = $0*!!!

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Textbook

I will send you and post to the blog relevant things to read

The articles will be from a variety of sources and current topics too

We will discuss these in class and they will also be on the quizzes and tests

We are going to use the Internet instead of a textbook!

Cost = $0*!!!

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Textbook

* Well, there is one book that I want you to get

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Textbook

$11.99 Kindle edition, $17.59 hardcover - Amazon

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Textbook

Reid Hoffman

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Textbook
  • First assignment:
    • I want everyone in the class to register for LinkedIn
    • www.linkedin.com
    • And then connect with me on LinkedIn
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Textbook

Here are quotes from the book that are relevant to entrepreneurship and this class

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1. “All humans are entrepreneurs not because they should start companies but because the will to create is encoded in human DNA.”

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2. “Entrepreneurship is a life idea, not a strictly business one; a global idea, not a strictly American one.”

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3. “Before dreaming about the future or marking plans, you need to articulate what you already have going for you – as entrepreneurs do.”

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4. “When you’re doing work you care about, you are able to work harder and better.”

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5. “You remake yourself as you grow and as the world changes. Your identity doesn’t get found. It emerges.”

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6. “Whatever the situation, actions, not plans, generate lessons that help you test your hypotheses against reality.”

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7. “No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.”

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8. “The fastest way to change yourself is to hang out with people who are already the way you want to be.”

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9. “If you want to build  a strong network that will help you move ahead in your career, it’s vital to first take stock of the connections you already have.”

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10. “What will get you somewhere is being able to access the information you need, when you need it.”

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At Amazon - $14.64 new, $11.99 Kindle, $7.45 used

how do you introduce yourself to someone in the business world
How do you introduce yourself to someone in the Business world?
  • Call them up
  • Text them your info
  • You Whatsapp them
  • Post on their Facebook wall
  • You Snapchat them
  • Tweet them
  • Or…..
it is hard being a foothill college student
It is hard being a Foothill College Student
  • Can’t always get the classes you need
  • Can’t always get awesome teachers
  • It is a big hill to walk up to get to class

Well, I know what it is like…..

how do you introduce yourself to someone in the business world1
How do you introduce yourself to someone in the Business world?
  • Text them your info
  • Post on their Facebook wall
  • Call them up
  • Tweet them
  • Or…..
foothill college business idea contest
Foothill College Business Idea Contest
  • 6th year of the contest
  • Prizes – last year $5000 for first place, $3000 second and $1000 third.
  • Learn a lot
  • Get exposure to investors, teachers, press
  • You can win!
foothill college business idea contest1
Foothill College Business Idea Contest
  • Deadline to turn in a business Ideas is will be in March (est)
  • Finals will be held in April 2014
  • Prizes! ($$$)
  • Foothill Entrepreneur Center in the KCI!
  • http://www.fhfec.com/
foothill college business idea contest2
Foothill College Business Idea Contest
  • One of the past winners –
  • http://abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/business&id=8114675