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Entrepreneurship Club brings in professionals to motivate business students

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On Wed. April 10, COD’s Center for Entrepreneurship & The Entrepreneurship Club held a “Find Your Path to Creative Entrepreneurship” seminar where two guests speakers were featured to explore many aspects that go into creating and maintaining a successful business environment.

The first session, was retail and wholesale professional Nicole Leinbach Reyhle. She has worked for a variety of retailers and wholesalers including Nordstrom, Adidas America, Sears Corporation and Franco Sarto Footwear. In 2007, she founded Retail Minded to support boutique style businesses throughout the world. Retail Minded was founded to help business owners thrive in their unique goals. Reyhle has also been an adjunct instructor at Columbia College Chicago since 2004, teaching various retail and writing courses.

The second speaker was Joe Abraham who has been featured on FoxNews, CBS, NBC, CNN, ABC and other radio shows on topics having to do with entrepreneurship and small business growth. He is founder/CEO of bosiDNA.com, a breakthrough technology that helps people discover their entrepreneurial ‘DNA’.

“The main focus of this event was to get in touch with non-traditional business majors such as photography and fashion design,” said Entrepreneurship club president, Michael Batts.

“It’s important to try and bring the whole business environment together.”

Batts also mentioned how Reyhle and Abraham let this vision come to life with their two different approaches to business.

“I hope that people left the sessions with motivation to speak out and turn their ideas into action.”

Entrepreneurship club’s next event will be this Tues. from 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM in room SSC 3245. The speaker will be Debbie Myers Martin -Community Affairs Specialist from the IL Treasure’s Office of Dan Rutherford.

She will be discussing the Business Invest program-government backed low interest rate loans for small businesses through local banks.

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