Worldwide Keynotes

I have hired Jim repeatedly to give speeches for both customers and team members.  He does a great job connecting with the audience and delivering his message in an effective, engaging and humorous way. I bring him back so often because I can always count on him to deliver information that leaves the audience better off than they were before they came.  He has done sessions for me in small conference rooms all the way to huge convention rooms and he is incredibly nimble and able to adapt to each situation.  I would not hesitate to hire him to speak at any of my events.

– Sean Mabey | Wells Fargo | Senior Vice President of Small Business Banking

About Jim Beach

Corporate Speaker, Award Winning Radio Host, Leadership Expert & Bestselling Author

I appreciate you looking at my site and I look forward to working with you to grow your business. I present on topics as diverse as…

  • growing sales (“Rock Stars in an Elevator”),
  • personal development (“Personality by Decision”),
  • emotional intelligence to grow leadership, and
  • a new, low risk way to look at entrepreneurship.

I have taught and presented in India, Egypt, Japan, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Dubai, the United Kingdom and across America. As a keynote speaker, I have presented for …..

  • UPS (two multi-city tours),
  • Wells Fargo (over 25 engagements),
  • SunTrust Bank (2 engagements),
  • Edelmans,
  • Chick-fil-A,
  • Grubb & Ellis,
  • Toshiba,
  • BBVA Compass Bank (2 engagements),
  • First Data (4 engagements),
  • CitiCorp,
  • Sam’s Clubs,
  • McKinsey, and many others.

In March 2014, my small business radio show won the SBA Media Award. School for Startups Radio is on 16 AmFm stations and many internet platforms. I have interviewed Shark Tank judges and winners, billionaires, bestselling authors, and countless entrepreneurs.

My McGraw-Hill book (“School for Startups”) was published in June 2011 and reached as high as #9 on all of Amazon and #1 on the business section. The book continues to be a best seller after six years and received 4.8 stars from over 90 reviewers. It was excerpted by Entrepreneur magazine and the Wall Street Journal India. I was featured in an UPS commercial, was referred to as the “Simon Cowell of venture capital” by CNN, and have appeared on NPR, MBNBC, CNN, and in the New York Times. I have a new book coming out in the Spring of 2018.

I have lead fundraising efforts for real estate apps, healthcare IT, and hospitality companies in the last two years. My clients have been invited to White House Christmas Parties (I have twice presented to White House officials) and have appeared on shows like “Hannity.”

At the age of 25, I started the American Computer Experience and grew the company with no capital infusion to $12 million in annual revenue and to over 700 employees. The company was the world’s largest technology training company for children, and enjoyed tie-ins with Microsoft, Intel, Lego, NASA, and many others. After this business was sold, I taught at Georgia State University and was the top ranked Business School professor 12 semesters in a row.

It is one thing to start a small business and build it into a success one time, but it is a completely different thing to do it over and over and over again!  Jim Beach is a man who has cracked the code on starting a business with little or no money, and building it into a massive success!  If you want to learn from someone who doesn’t just talk about success, but who is living it and teaching others …then you need to hear Jim Beach!  He is incredible!

– Willie Jolley | Hall of Fame Speaker

Keynote & Seminar Topics

In addition to hosting or serving as an emcee, I customize presentations and sit on panels on business and entrepreneurship topics.
A sample presentation and some of my most popular presentations are below:


A step-by-step approach to personal development. Demonstrates how to decide what type of personality you want and how to become that. Great for sales people or for those who wish to become more personable. Decide what to be and go be it.


Like most “older” leaders, I have been challenged by the demands and thinking of the younger generations. After studying the millennials, I discovered that they are right! They just want best practices in all aspects of business. This keynote teaches managers to attract, retain, and prosper with younger workers.


Anyone can be an entrepreneur, anyone! By debunking the three great myths of entrepreneurship, Jim proves anyone can succeed as a business owner. This keynote includes tons of business ideas that could be started that day for under $5,000.



Emotional intelligence is the number one predictor of success and it is a skill, so it can be worked on and improved. In this emotional keynote, Jim gives amazing step-by-step techniques used to identify weaknesses and how to improve them.


Grow sales or expand your network using the templates from the 14 songs presented. Each leads to a perfect value proposition or elevator pitch. Very entertaining and action oriented. I also bring audience members up on stage and fix their 30 second pitch on the spot.


Jim’s first business was a children’s education company which he grew to 89 locations in 39 states and three countries. The company enjoyed sponsorships with Intel, Microsoft, Lego, HP, and others. Jim drove the marketing and will show you how he did it.

Jim Beach is the most outstanding speaker I have ever seen.  He has command of multiple topics and can offer insight on just about any topic impacting aspiring and existing business owners.  A combination of humor, directness, intellect, and an innate ability to connect with the audience make him a formidable speaker.  There is absolutely no question that Jim has made me better at what I do.

– Chris Hanks | Head of Entrepreneurship Program | Univ. of Georgia


School For Startups

The book, School for Startups, argues that entrepreneurship is not about risk, creativity or passion. It reached #9 on all of Amazon and #1 in the business section, and has over 90 reviews averaging 4.7 out of 5 stars. The book was published by McGraw-Hill in 2011 and continues to sell very well.

Free Marketing Using Radio and Podcasts

I signed with the In 30 Minutes Guides series to write their 17th guide. Using my experience self-booking over 300 radio and TV interviews and my experience as a syndicated radio host, this book will help businesses get free publicity to grow their sales. The book is due to be released in early spring 2018.

I have had the opportunity to work with Jim Beach for over three years. He has not only been a great speaker, but has originated “series” speaking events for our members that are requested over and over again. He is engaging and really involves the audience at a level they can understand. He continues to be a “go-to” speaker for us.  He’s great!

– Nancy Whatley | VP of Entrepreneurial Development | The Metro Atlanta Chamber

Radio Shows

School For Startups Radio

School for Startups Radio is devoted to bringing great information to small business owners and entrepreneurs. It was awarded the 2014 Small Business Administration Media Award and is carried on 16 AmFm Stations around the country (and is adding new ones all the time) and nine internet platforms. I have interviewed Shark Tank judges, winners, and losers, famous venture capitalists, billionaires, bestselling authors and life changing gurus. The show is always upbeat, never talks politics, and strives to make every guest look great. There is also an accompanying digital magazine emailed to hundreds of thousands of entrepreneurs every day.

Restaurant Owner Radio

Restaurant Owner Radio ran for 3 years on multiple AmFm stations around the country. The show highlighted James Beard winners, famous chefs and restaurants, and the CEOs of national chains. I covered the latest trends in the industry, financial issues, and topical stories of interest. I interview the founders or CEO of the Melting Pot, Longhorns, Hooters, Ted’s Montana Grill, Bennigan’s, Chili’s, Tony Roma’s, Le Cirque, Big Boy, Genghis Grill, Honey Baked Ham, Johnny Rocket’s and many others. My personal favorite was the head chef at Disney’s Cinderella’s Castle!

Jim regularly speaks at IIT Bombay. He is a master at business ideas and their relevancy with Indian audiences is spot on. We have been having him for last 3 years on demand of the attendees. His enthusiasm, super knowledge and connection with participants is unmatched. We haven’t seen a speaker who has such a wide range of stories (from his experience at various businesses) and deep domain knowledge (he was a professor too!).

– Ayush Agrawal | Director of ESummit 2013 | IIT Bombay


Jim Beach is a true expert and an excellent speaker with years of experience. Whether you need someone to know you know noon moderate a panel or give a keynote, Jim would be a great choice!

– Steve Strauss | USA TODAY | Senior Small Business Columnist

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Jim Beach is one of the most dynamic speakers available today. He is both entertaining and direct, a great return on your investment. He will make you laugh and think, but most importantly, he will make you act. Fasten your seatbelt because Jim Beach will take you on a direct path to greater results.

– Brian Johnson | Author of Into the Black | Owner of JCAT General Contractors

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