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Saturday, January 30, 2016

Dr. Germain Boer Talks Entrepreneurship on Living Your Best Life Radio with Genma Holmes

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On Saturday, January 30, 2016,  Professor of Accounting and Emeritus, Director of Owen Entrepreneurship Center at Vanderbilt, Germain Boer, will share how to stay focus if you have set goals to start a business or partnership this year. Often times, entrepreneurship can be a fearful leap of faith. Dr. Boer will share how to many have transformed fear into self-motivation. Our audience will hear about many of his students who have become dynamic business leaders with out of the box thinking.  He will also give input on approaching venture capitalists and seeking funding options for start ups.

On February 1, 2016, I will share at Vanderbilt my "boots on the ground" experiences with Dr. Boer's students and why I believe firmly in not letting others "no" determined my steps.

This show is for self-starters who have taken that leap of faith and need a little motivation to stay focused!

Living Your Best Life, a radio show that empowers, inspires, and motivates us to live our BEST life, is heard on 760AM The Gospel in the Middle-TN area, Tune In,  military bases and on Ustream.TV worldwide from 9:00-10:00am CST.

More About Germain Boer 

Germain Böer is an innovator in all that he does. His courses use technology and creative assignments that challenge students to think, and feature speakers who have created unusual companies. He also conducts experiential learning programs that transform students into self-driven entrepreneurs.

After working for Arthur Andersen & Co., the Institute of Management Accountants., and two universities, Prof. Böer joined The Owen School in 1977 as a professor of management accounting, Since that time, he has initiated numerous entrepreneurship activities at Owen, including an annual entrepreneurship conference; student sessions with venture capitalists; and a new course, "Adventures in Entrepreneurship," in which Owen students learn how to start a new venture by working directly with entrepreneurs. Prof. Böer also instituted a program that connected students holding graduate degrees in biology with local biotech companies so the students could learn about the business side of the industry while earning an MBA. Further, an alliance with BizTech, a technology incubator in Huntsville, Alabama, allows Owen students to work on projects with technology companies while helping build strong relationships between Owen faculty members and Huntsville entrepreneurs.

He currently serves as an advisor to startup companies in the Nashville area and is a member of the editorial boards of Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, and Strategic Finance. He has provided consulting services for companies such as Chase Manhattan Bank, the National Heart and Lung Institute, General Electric, and Magnatek. Prof. Böer is the past recipient of two Owen teaching awards and in 1999 he was presented with the Most Outstanding Teacher Award by the graduating Executive MBA class. In 2003, the Tennessee District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration named him Small Business Research Advocate of the Year. In addition to his academic service, Prof. Boer served as Interim Dean of the Owen School in 1986-87.


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