After interviewing and studying a great number of business owners, I’ve learned that some people are born business leaders – they seem to have an innate drive and focus – like my brother, Charlie, who started a shoeshine business when he was 10. Some, probably most, evolve into the role or arrive … [Read more...] about Are You an Entrepreneur?
An inventor and avid backpacker working with the entrepreneurial program Moonshot at NACET has landed two major distribution deals for her next-generation bear-resistant food container, including one with outdoor recreation powerhouse REI. Holly Jaleski, of Flagstaff, said the inspiration for … [Read more...] about Bear-Resistant Container Lands REI Deal for Local Entrepreneur
The concept of a launchpad for a moonshot took hold of the nation’s consciousness in 1961 when President John F. Kennedy declared that the United States would focus its energy on sending American astronauts into space with the goal of successfully landing on the moon. Flagstaff played an … [Read more...] about Moonshot Reaches Beyond Northern Arizona
Northern Arizona’s W.A. Franke College of Business is looking to land its very first Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR). In doing so, Northern Arizona University (NAU) will join prestigious schools such as Harvard, Cornell and others who have successfully put this model into place within their … [Read more...] about NAU Implementing Entrepreneur in Residence
There are few things more annoying – come to think of it, more ridiculous – than being on terminal hold with a computer. Aaron Dragushan was having that experience while waiting for a service provider. His wife, Evgenya, had already been on hold for so long that she handed the phone over to him … [Read more...] about Entrepreneur Garnering Accolades
Mike Funk, owner of Fire Creek Coffee, has had a lot of careers. “I was that kid who banged his head against the wall wanting to be an entrepreneur,” he said. “I had many different companies, like futon stores. I built and sold futons. I built coffee carts. I had a promotional company that had … [Read more...] about A Born Entrepreneur