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Making the Jump into Small Business Ownership

Update: The AuBC has a few events going on tonight, so parking may be tight. Traffic is an adventure, so drive safely and we'll see you soon!

Jeff Levy, Coach, Speaker and Co-Author of Making the Jump into Small Business Ownership will be sharing the lessons he has learned through his 40-year journey as a risk taker, career changer and entrepreneur. With varied experience in technology startups, leveraged buyouts and franchising, his story weaves a tale of opportunities, risks, and challenges along the way.

Jeff explains in a GeekWire interview, “We are trying to educate and inspire individuals to be self-reliant…There is a point in our life where we must stop ‘getting ready to get ready.’”

No matter the phase of development your business is in, you’ll benefit from this interactive talk and Jeff’s expertise. You’ll learn about the key considerations to decide if a business is the right thing for you at this time in your life and the economic cycle. Jeff will cover various opportunities and risks to consider, including appropriate motivations to increase business success. Vignettes and stories form practical experience will be shared along with audience participation encouraged.

Jeff has helped hundreds of individuals open their own franchise or small business. Over the course of his career he’s been recognized for this contributions by winning many awards including:

• [masked]-year Mentor Recognition award at Seattle University

• Past chairman Education Committee, Seattle University Entrepreneurship Center

• Fellow Fordham Consortium in Business

• Highlighted in the book, Changing Careers after 40

Along with The Lean Startup, and 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, recognizes Jeff’s book, Making the Jump into Small Business Ownership as one of the top picks for entrepreneurs.

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  • Jeff L.

    I will be sending this out to my local circle of influence and should should have a # of guests.

    1 · August 17, 2013

    • Lisa K.

      Hey Jeff, that's good advice. I'll have to check out your book for more specifics. :)

      1 · September 18, 2013

    • Jeff L.

      If anyone wants more info based on the talk I gave last night, please visit­m

      1 · September 18, 2013

  • Lisa K.

    Presentation was good, but I would have liked to hear a couple more specific guidelines that entrepreneurs could follow. Perhaps some guidance on vetting other professionals that a new business owner will most likely need to interact, lawyer, marketing professionals, bankers, etc.

    September 18, 2013

  • Wyatt

    Great meeting! Big thanks to Jeff for his presentation. Had a blast making some fantastic connections!

    1 · September 17, 2013

  • Bethany

    Hi everyone! The AuBC has a few events going on tonight, so parking may be tight. Traffic is an adventure, so drive safely and we'll see you soon!

    September 17, 2013

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