The Rabbit’s son was getting ready for class but first he went by his business professor’s office to ask him his thoughts on starting a business on campus. His professor said, “One of the things that you need to remember is to start a business that has very little overhead to test out your idea. Once you have a good and viable business model, scale rapidly. I understand you of all people want to move fast, it’s in your genes, but just get down your business model then scale.”
Lesson: This lesson was inspired by the Teach a CEO post “10 Tips to Starting A Successful Business During College.” Just like the Rabbit’s son learned, in business and especially in college it is important to reduce overhead until a sustainable business model is established.
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Gresham W. Harkless Jr.https://iamgresh.com
Gresham “Gresh” W. Harkless Jr. is the founder of CBNation and Blue 16 Media. CBNation is a Business to Business (B2B) Brand focusing on increasing the business success rate by providing visibility and resources for CEOs, entrepreneurs and business owners. CBNation consists of blogs (CEOBlogNation.com), podcasts (CEOPodcasts.com) and videos (CBNation.tv). Blue 16 Media is a digital marketing agency providing digital marketing services including web design & SEO to small to medium-sized businesses and organizations. Central to his marketing philosophy is that You Are a Media Company: Developing a Marketing Strategy to Connect with Your Target and Reach Your Goals. Gresham is proud a graduate of Howard University & Georgetown University. He also is a graduate of the 2020 Leadership Center for Excellence Young Professionals Program ’16 and recognized by the Alexandria Virginia Chamber of Commerce’s 40 Under 40.