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Michael Chmura

Do We Really Understand The Economy?

Herein lies the problem. If we are really going to have a healthy national environment for starting and growing businesses we seriously have to address the educational system when it comes to •    the economy, •    our financial institutions, and •    how they actually work. Here is a FAQ I just found on the Small…

Michael Chmura

Access, Influence, And Growth

Greetings from the annual NAWBO conference in San Diego. I had the privilege last night of moderating an after dinner panel with the inaugural inductees of the new NAWBO Hall of Fame.   What an amazing group of women. •    Koni Kim, President & CEO of the Koni Corporation, •    Maria de Lourdes Sobring, Founder and…

Michael Chmura

Public Service Entrepreneurship

In a few moments the Asian University for Women (AUW) in Bangladesh will close its first international conference;  Imagining Another Future for Asia: Ideas and Pathways for Change.  Imagine a conference where every speaker and panelist is informed, articulate, interesting, and thought provoking.  Picture where the topics support the conference theme by connecting across sessions…

Michael Chmura

Considering: “Social Media For Small Biz: A Girl Thang?”

I’m really glad I got Michele Pepe-Warren to talk to her cat last week.   Michele was reacting to the recent findings from the Guardian Life Small Business Research Institute that women business owners feel more strongly about the importance of using social media in their business. Notably, the women reported social media important in TWO…

Michael Chmura

New Ways Of Teaching And Learning Entrepreneurial Practice

Every other weekend for the two and a half months I’ve traveled to LaGuardia Community College to observe the inaugural cohort of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business program.   The 23 business owners show up bright and early to meet in their peer learning Growth Groups before moving into a full day’s worth of entrepreneurship…

Entrepreneurial Action = Feel + Play + Observe + Create + Think

The entrepreneurship field is asking for something new. This became evident when we presented to a standing room only audience at the recent USASBE conference in Nashville.  We presented a talk entitled “Entrepreneurship Pedagogy: Known Worlds and New Frontiers” and outlined three current worlds that entrepreneurship educators teach in. The first is the Entrepreneur World…

Michael Chmura

Sweden As A Whirlwind Of Entrepreneurial Activity

I’ve spent the last ten days in Sweden and have participated in so many types of events that I joked with my host (Magnus Aronsson of ESBRI (http://www.esbri.se/) that he was testing me to see if I could present entrepreneurship to every kind of audience imaginable.  It was a fun challenge.  In this time I’ve…

Michael Chmura

UK View Of Small Business And Entrepreneurship

The ISBE (Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship) conference just ended in Liverpool and I’d consider the conference quite a success.  The conference was held in the city’s Novas Contemporary Urban Centre, a venue designed as a hub for local employment and training.  The site was terrific.  It was such a pleasure to be at…

Michael Chmura

How We Live Our Work Lives

I spent last week in Elsinore, Denmark with Candy Brush at the USE (Understanding Small Enterprises) conference and would like to follow up on Candy’s latest blog as well.  Three main things stood out for me:  1) LO Skollen (pronounced L O Skōllen) as a place and what it stands for, 2)  the emphasis conference…

Michael Chmura

Babson’s Meeting With Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer

Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, was in Boston last Friday and graciously added an MBA roundtable to his agenda.  His team set up an hour for him to meet with a select group of MBA students and a faculty member from seven local business schools.  I readily admit that while I’m not a fan of…