I have the privilege of being involved with an exciting entrepreneurial movement at my MBA alma mater (Weber State, where I now also work).
As part of my involvement, I’ve been fortunate enough to spend time with one of Utah’s best entrepreneurship experts, Alan Hall. Alan is a huge supporter of the University. He is the Chairman of the Board of Trustees and is also the Chairman of the Board for the WSU Foundation (of which I’m Executive Director). As Alan visits with many here at the University, I’ve found that he consistently shares some comments centered around the following premiss:
Business experience can payoff in more ways than money.
I couldn’t agree more! It can be easy to distract yourself so much with making money or raising capital that you miss out on the experience needed to build a great business. I know, because I’ve done it.