Jim BeachJim Beach exemplifies the definition of a serial entrepreneur. At the age of 25, Jim started the American Computer Experience and grew the company with no capital infusion to $12 million in annual revenue and to over 700 employees. The company was the world’s largest technology training company for children, and enjoyed tie-ins with Microsoft, Intel, Lego, NASA, and many others. In 2000, Jim closed two rounds of funding, one for $2.4 million and another for $6.4 million. He appeared on NPR, MBNBC, CNN, and in the New York Times.

Jim has started businesses and has taught entrepreneurship around the world. Jim hosts two radio shows, Restaurant Owner Radio and School for Startups Radio.

Jim received his Japanese MBA from the University of Hawaii in December 1992. He received the Fujitsu Scholarship, was a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, and was awarded Highest Honors. Jim worked for the Japanese government trade office (JETRO) where he helped American companies export to Japan and The Coca-Cola Company, Japan.

Top 3 Tips

  1. Use the first hour of your day marketing your business
  2. Do a better job at customer acquisition
  3. Give back in a big way

Favorite book

Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand

Favorite Quote

“The nine most terrifying words in the English language are: ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.'” Ronald Reagan

Favorite Charity

Crohn’s & ColitisFoundation of America (CCFA) www.ccfa.org

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