Tuesday, February 22, 2011


COLUMBUS, GA (March 1st, 2011) -- Social media guru and entrepreneur Derrick Hayes announces his latest venture to reach busy professionals on the go. Motivation to Your Mobile™ is an application that will allow mobile users to receive Hayes’ weekday motivational messages.

Hayes says Motivation to Your Mobile™ will be an extension to the uplifting and inspiring messages he currently shares with thousands of fans who follow him on his blog, Facebook and Twitter. The daily morning updates will include a word of the day followed by a creative, short encouragement message.

“I learned that people are looking for something positive to help them start their day so the idea came to me to uplift others by sending Motivation To Your Mobile,” says Hayes, who is also a sought-after professional speaker and author.

Motivation to Your Mobile™ is a free downloaded on the Android Market and versions are being created for Blackberry and I Phones. The applications are being developed with the help of longtime friend Joe Kuryla of Protify. For more information on Joe and Protify please go to http://www.Protify.com

Through his 10 plus years of utilizing social media, Hayes, 39, has captured the attention of fellow entrepreneurs, social media consumers and experts across the country and abroad. Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, connected with Hayes and believes the mobile marketing concept Hayes is launching has a mass appeal.

"In our fast paced entrepreneurial world we all need an energy boost from time to time. Derrick Hayes provides daily quotes to help millionaires like me stay on top of their game,” says Michalowicz, who started his first business at 24.

To learn more about Motivation to Your Mobile™ go to www.motivationtoyourmobile.com and to download the app right now go to http://tinyurl.com/4tkaw7z

About Derrick Hayes

Derrick Hayes is best identified by his creative “Derricknyms,” which displays his impromptu talent of transforming names and words into positive messages within seconds. He is a highly sought after speaker whose client list includes the U.S. Department of Commerce, Nashville Urban League, Alabama Department of Corrections, Tennessee Childcare Facilities Corporation, Georgia Department of Human Resources, as well as his alma mater, Tennessee State University, plus a number of other universities, schools, corporations and organizations. Hayes is also an accomplished author, known for books such as Derricknyms From A to Z and his e-book Grow the F Up. He is also a contributing author to Can Hip Hop Be Holy? and to Amazon.com’s self-help bestseller, The Power of Persistence, and a prolific writer whose works have been featured in various nationally known magazines, journals, web sites and other publications. Later this year, Hayes plans to release his new book entitled 1 WORD Is All It Takes™. Visit www.derrickhayes.com for more information.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Launch Your Journey

ENTREPRENEUERS: A specialty chocolate maker, a goat farmer and a mobile mechanic are just a few of the 14 individuals who recently completed the first Flight of Launch, Tulsa Community College’s entrepreneur program, and were celebrated at a reception Aug. 24. Members of the first class are, front row from left, Aaron Ballinger, Equinox Comics; Vanessa Somerville, lot.no.6; Shelley Bedingfield, WALLSTRUCK; Chris Matthies, Powerful Patient Solutions; Richard Vu, ViuCast; Frank Martinez and Walt McDaniel, Online Fundraising.

The TCC Launch program shows aspiring entrepreneurs how to take their startup concept to operating business in 16 weeks. It provides local entrepreneurs the resources and information to create a successful business startup in Tulsa with the hopes of expanding the city’s economic base.

“Oklahoma is one of the most active states for entrepreneurial activity and Tulsa is ranked as one of the best places to start a business,” says Tom McKeon, TCC president. “We are proud to be fostering new business ideas at TCC and in the Launch program. I’m confident these new businesses will influence their communities for years to come.”

The program utilizes local business leaders as thought leaders throughout the 16 weeks to guide the Flight participants through critical steps required to take idea to the marketplace. Sessions include: Building Your Business Model; Understanding Your Market Through Research; Intellectual Property and Building Your Revenue Model. The sessions are held at different locations throughout Tulsa including GableGotwals Law Office, TCC Center for Creativity, and SpiritBank.

“Launch has introduced me to great local business leaders and allowed me to network with them to build strong relationships that will continue to help my business long after my time in the Launch program is over,” says Steven Copley, Launch Flight I participant.

Anyone with a business idea wanting to start a company can apply for Launch. Apply today at www.launchyourejourney.com. For more information, call 918-595-7723, or email questions@launchyourejourney.com.

Article Source: http://www.gtrnews.com/greater-tulsa-reporter/8135/launch-at-tcc

Monday, October 25, 2010

I Slept Through Class and became and Entrepreneur

Hello my name is Ryan Sapp.. I have already started two successful companies. One is a real estate business. The other one is called isleptthroughclass.com now a DBA wisecampus.com. The company has already grown to over 25,000 members at 1,000 universities. The site is based around sharing current online lecture notes, and a variety of other free education resources. I started actively pursing the business world when I was 16. I sold my car and invested in the stock market. I then was able to sell that stock and use it for a down payment on a townhome. I now run both of these companies however, wisecampus.com is a lot larger.

Company Name: WiseCampus.com – previously Isleptthroughclass.com

WiseCampus.com is an online web 2.0 resource that delivers a constant stream of educational content including lecture notes and social networking services to college students. The site allows students to review past study guides, helps students who struggle with classroom notes, have attention span issues, or don’t understand the concepts of a classroom lecture. The social networking aspect of the site provides the added benefits of group study sessions, question and answer sections, tutoring, job search and real-time blogging.

The WiseCampus platform currently provides services to more than 20,000 college students with scalable growth to 18 million students. We have a unique opportunity to solve a problem and dominate our niche with a unique product. The company has already begun experiencing revenues through targeted niche advertising, sponsorships, premium memberships, data mining and product/service sales.

Our beginning market is the 18.5 million college students that are enrolled in US higher education institutions. Our primary target is the 18-24 year old student demographic who maintain an annual spending power of $206 billion. We have grown at over 2,000 percent already. In the next five years we project we will reach over 6 million students.

In order to maintain our constant growth, which will include hiring new college graduates, acquiring additional server space, creating site advancements and marketing to our demographic, we are diligently seeking an investment to provide us with the necessary leverage.
As most angel investing and venture capital markets are dead right now (especially in the Midwest where we are located) we have had very little success in our year long pursuit of securing a round of financing. Having the opportunity to present to the sharks and get our brand in front of millions of viewers would be a complete invaluable experience for our growing company.

Ryan Sapp,
DBA wisecampus.com
8070 Casleton Road
Indianapolis, IN 46250
Work 317-5774995 EXT 121
Cell 317-507-0048

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

FSU College of Business Opens New School

Future business leaders celebrate the start of a new program, aimed at helping them kick-start their career and showcase their skills.

Thursday Florida State University's college of business opened its new "student business incubator" with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The incubator has space to allow eight "student businesses" to operate for up to a year all rent free. The program also pairs budding business owners with mentors in a related field.

Student "business owners" say that without FSU's help it would have taken them easily another six months to get where they are now. The opening of this new office space also coincides with the college's entrepreneur week.

Article Source - http://www.wtxl.com/Global/story.asp?S=13212093

Monday, September 27, 2010

Help Student Become A CEO

Dear: Potential Investor

As a founding member of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization at Fresno City College, I, Dant'e Delt, will have the opportunity to attend the 2010 National CEO Conference which will be held in Chicago, IL November 4-7, 2010. CEO chapters are located on over 140 campuses across North America. The mission of theCEO is to inform, support, and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.

Each member of the club puts a great deal of energy and hard work into qualifying to attend the 2010 National CEO Conference, and we are all thrilled to have an opportunity to attend this important and educational event. Each year, more than 1,600 students, faculty, and others interested in entrepreneurship attend the three day conference.

In order to represent our college and our community at the 2010 National CEO Conference I have to raise $1100, by October 22nd to fund the trip. The money is necessary to cover transportation, accommodations, and admission to the 2010 National CEO Conference.
I am contacting community leaders like you, to request financial assistance. Can I, as a member of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization count on your support? Any amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated and will go directly toward funding this important educational experience.

This year we are looking to launch our student-run-business, El Colegio Taco. One of our goals in Chicago is to compete in the Business Pitch Competition, which will create more awareness and motivate other entrepreneurs’ in college, who are attending the conference. Please call one of my faculty advisors, Marianne Dunklin, Ph.D. at 559-442-4600 ext. 8490 or Gayla Jurevich, PHR at 559-779-1135 if you would like more information. Thank you for your time.I will follow up.

Sincerely, Dant’e Delt Chief Financial Officer
Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization
Fresno City College
ChapterSCCC Tax ID: 77-0190269

Dant'e Delt Chief Financial Officer of,
Fresno City College's, Collegiate Entrepreneur's Organization
&ALPHA_GAMMA_SIGMA, Honor Society- Member
Dntdelt@yahoo.com (559) 776-4542

Monday, September 13, 2010

Working for Yourself VS Working for Someone Else

by Keya Murthy

You might wonder why anyone would seek to work for someone else when you could work for yourself, right? I mean, being your own boss sounds much better than having someone else for a boss.Like two sides to every coin, there are two sides to this too. First I shall tell you what working for someone else is like and then go on with what the demands of working for yourself are. Someone else is denoted with [O] meaning others, and [S] meaning self.

#1. [O] In order to work for someone else, you need to be qualified for the job – in terms of degrees, certifications and experience. Even when a recruiter comes to a campus for recruiting new graduates, those with work experience stand a better chance than those without it.[S] For starting a business of your own, you are your own recruiter. Let’s say you went out to hire employees: would you hire yourself? Do your experience and qualifications match the job requirements and the demands of running the business?

#2. [O] When you work for someone else, you do only the job for which you were hired.[S] When you work for yourself, you wear many hats, e.g. boss, janitor, secretary, accountant, marketing head, salesperson and so much more.

#3. [O] When you work for someone else, you need no investment.[S] When you work for yourself, you need a lot of investment – in terms of time and finances.

#4.[O] When you work for someone else, you work for usually 40 hours a week.[S] When you work for yourself, you work usually 80 hours a week.

#5 [O] When you work for someone else, you get paid in the second pay period.[S] When you work for yourself, you begin to see profits in 3-5 years.

#6. [O] When you work for someone else, you do not have a say in most cases.[S] When you work for yourself, you have a say in almost everything except the IRS and the legal department of the city, county and state in which you do business.

#7. [O] When you work for someone else, you get paid after your taxes are deducted.[S] When you work for yourself, you get paid first and then you pay your taxes.

#8. [O] When you work for someone else, you do not have keep records of your expenses.[S] When you work for yourself, you have to track every single penny you spend and every place you visit, so you can claim your expenses for your taxes.

#9. [O] When you work for someone else, you cannot deduct any expense for pre-tax dollars.[S] When you work for yourself, most expenses are tax deductible when you keep perfect records of everything and every event that helps you work your business better. Even part of your mortgage, rent, car payments, utilities, etc. are tax deductible.

#10 [O] When you work for someone else, you rarely get 100% credit for your achievements, but you run the risk of 100% blame for anything going wrong at work.[S] When you work for yourself, you get to take 100% credit for all your achievements. When you encounter challenges you get to learn and improvise and get better.

#11 [O] When you work for someone else, the more you succeed at work, the more responsibilities are dumped on you.[S] When you work for your self, the more you succeed at work, the more free time you have to do things you love the most.

Sharmila "Keya" Murthy M.S., C.Ht., NLP Trainer Murthy Center for Life Path Guidance Consulting for Individuals, Groups, Small to Mid size businessCoaching and Mentoring for Individuals and Groups805.275.2289 lifepathguidance@yahoo.com

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Snow College Entrepreneur Seminars

By Jason Pipes

Published on September 07, 2010 at 10:16AM

(Ephraim) Snow College is gearing up for its second series of Entrepreneurship Seminars, beginning this week. The seminars are designed to give local business owners and other entrepreneurs an opportunity to receive advice from successful business leaders from around the state. The seminars will be held each Wednesday at 12:30 PM at the new Karen Huntsman Library at Snow College in Ephraim. The presentations are free of charge, but can also be attended for college credit. This weeks speaker will be David Bateman, the CEO of Property Solution. The topic of the presentation will be “financing your business”. The public is invited to attend any or all of the seminars.