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Jim Beach

School for Startups Radio
Jim Beach’s first book, School for Startups, was published by McGraw-Hill in June 2011 and reached as high as number 9 on Amazon's business section.  Jim has started businesses and has taught entrepreneurship around the world and will be again headlining the Entrepreneur Summit at the world's most exclusive university, Indian Institute of Technology. 

After sending a proposal to just one publisher, McGraw-Hill agreed to publish Jim's first book. Along with co-authors Chris Hanks (head of UGA Entrepreneurship program) and David Beasley (Atlanta Journal Constitution and Bloomberg reporter), Jim wrote "School for Startups." It was published in the summer of 2011. Promoting the book, he has done over 150 radio interviews (without an agent), was featured in a UPS commercial, was referred to as the Simon Cowell of venture capital by CNN, and was excerpted by Entrepreneur magazine and the Wall Street Journal India. The book reached #9 on Amazon's business list, is 5-star rated, and still sells very well into its third year in print.

In 2012, Jim started two radio shows, one for restaurants called RestaurantOwnerRadio.com and one extending the School for Startups brand called SchoolforStartupsRadio.com. Both shows air on the LibertyExpressRadio.com station. 

Jim has served on the selection committee for the Metro Atlanta Chamber Entrepreneur of the Year program for the last three years, and in July 2013, he was asked to join the Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame Induction Committee.

 He lives in Atlanta, is married and has three children, ages 2, 13, and 15. 

You can follow him @EntrepreneurJim

My Speakers Sessions

Saturday, October 5

10:45am EDT