Business Academy - The Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship

Date: April 22, 2016Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location:  Show map Aiken Chamber of Commerce
121 Richland Ave. E.
Aiken, SC 29801
Contact: Mandy CollinsPhone: 803.649.1200 x225Email:

All people have a desire to grow and expand, both personally and professionally.  Those who act on their goals, whether large or small, will make their dreams a reality and succeed.  The Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship training program will show participants how to identify individual strengths, capitalize on their life experience and create a thriving business. They will also be presented with valuable insights into the world of entrepreneurship, and the practical knowledge that’s required to conquer the challenge of business ownership. What differentiates successful entrepreneurs from others is not their creativity, brilliance or pedigree. What makes them inherently unique is their refusal to give up on their dreams. When society quits, they don’t. 


Meet the Speaker

Michael Kaplan is a best selling author and passionate advocate for Entrepreneurship & Lean Enterprise Ventures, and works as a consultant with numerous academic and corporate organizations advancing that cause. 

In support of that initiative he founded Phase 2 Advantage, an instructional design and publishing company that produces books and training courses for Entrepreneurship & Business Management programs in higher education.  The academic editions of his company's books are available in eBook format on the Vitalsource digital platform ( 


Phase 2 Advantage believes once people possess an optimal mindset oriented to success, achieving any professional goal is possible. They are dedicated to creating this mindset by effectively communicating experiential knowledge intended to expand people’s perspectives and sense of opportunity.  


Michael's 25 years of business experience ranges from launching numerous successful restaurant concepts to his direct exposure to C-suite level corporate executives in the Fortune 500 as an Executive Protection professional. 

In his role as an instructor and consultant he provides a wide range of SME advisory services to his clients.  These areas of subject matter expertise include:

- Instructor / Lecturer, Lean Entrepreneurship & Business Development
- Instructional Design, Entrepreneurship Training Programs
- Consultant, Incubators & Entrepreneurial Ecosystems 
- Consultant, Corporate Veteran Recruiting / Transition / Retention Programs


Business Academy is sponsored by:

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