TAMPA, Florida., March 21, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO) is proud to have partnered with Amazon to design a new curriculum for the Amazon Small Business Academy (ASBA).
ASBA provides a suite of free, interactive resources and tools for small business owners and entrepreneurs to help them start, build, launch and grow their online businesses.
THE new ASBA experience offers three self-service educational tracks: “Get Started,” “Build,” and “Launch.” The tracks address both tactical fundamentals as well as the skills small business owners need to develop self-reliance, confidence, and perseverance. The program is free, open to any small business owner or entrepreneur and can be found at smallbusiness.amazon. Nearly 60% of products sold in the Amazon store come from business partners, most of which are small and medium-sized businesses, and Amazon will continue to invest in resources to give entrepreneurs and small business owners access to advice and information that will help them succeed.
The CEO’s council of academic experts briefed ASBA on topics as well as program plans and learning objectives. CEO also provides a panel of experts (professors and small business owners in residence) who serve as guest specialists during weekly live “office hours,” complementing educational webinars and on-demand learning .
Gilles Hertz, JD, president of CEO, said CEO has been serving the needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs for 40 years, thanks to the many members who have started businesses or partnerships similar to this one. However, “never has a program been created that is so accessible and suitable for all stages of the startup to learn how to scale and grow your business,” Hertz said. “Small business owners who take advantage of this academy can use these tools to think more entrepreneurially, which directly addresses the CEO’s mission.”
Meet CEO Faculty Experts:
- Derek AbramsMBA Abrams is an associate professor of practice, entrepreneurship and innovation and associate director of the Center for Innovation and Commercialization at University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). Abrams specializes in entrepreneurial and international finance and serves on the board of directors of University of Texas Network for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
- Kostas AlexiouPh.D. Alexiou is an assistant professor of entrepreneurship at The University of Tampa. Alexiou specializes in strategy, marketing and entrepreneurship and is an accomplished researcher. He published in the Business Adventure Journal And Organizational dynamicsamong others.
- Sarah CochranPh.D. Cochran is a clinical assistant professor of entrepreneurship at Indiana University. Cochran specializes in gender in entrepreneurship and women entrepreneurs and is an executive director on the board of directors of the American Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (USASBE).
- Eric LiguoriPh.D. Ligouri is the founding director of the School of Innovation and Entrepreneurship of Rowan University (NEW JERSEY). Liguori specializes in human resource management, leadership and entrepreneurship and has served as president of USASBE and editor-in-chief of Journal of Small Business Management.
- Bob MilnerMBA Milner is the director of the Center of Entrepreneurship Engagement at Sam Houston State University (TX). Milner specializes in business mentoring, startup spending strategy, and business modeling. He is a decorated veteran and owner of a successful small family business.
- David RahnMBA Rahn is the director of the e-Incubator at California State University, Chico. Rahn specializes in strategy and digital entrepreneurship and is a serial entrepreneur, having launched and grown large-scale software companies.
- Sharon SimmonsPh.D., JD, CPA Simmons is an associate professor and director of academic programs at Jackson State University (MS). Simmons specializes in entrepreneurial accounting and finance and serves on the CEO Board of Directors.
- Rebecca WilsonMBA Wilson is a professor of entrepreneurship at Harris-Stowe State University (MO). Wilson specializes in finance and entrepreneurship and has been recognized as an Emerging Leader by the Small Business Administration (SBA).
THE Collegial organization of entrepreneurs (CEO), is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation whose mission is “to inform, support, and inspire students to be entrepreneurial and pursue opportunities through the creation of business “. Since its creation in 1984, the organization has approximately 16,500 members, representing nearly 250 college and university sections.
SOURCE College Entrepreneur Organization