His personal experience, combined with what he continues to learn from conversations with some of the world’s most successful business owners on the School For Startups Radio show, makes him one of the most sought after minds for keynotes on all things related to business. He has spoken for UPS, Wells Fargo, CitiCorp, Sam’s Club, and countless others, and is known for upbeat, entertaining talks.
If you would like to be on the radio show, hire him as a speaker, or join the School For Startups, or just chat with Jim feel free to reach out.
The School For Startups Radio show won the Small Business Association Media Award and it is featured on 25 AM/FM stations and several of the online platforms. Interviews include authors Brian Tracy, and Ken Blanchard, Ted star Simon Sinek, Shark Tank star Kevin Harrington, Astronaut Mae Jemison, Pixar CFO Lawrence Levy, Cisco CEO John Chambers, Entrepreneur Russel Brunson, and over 4,200 others.
Jim’s McGraw Hill book School For Startups was published in June 2011 and reached #9 on all of Amazon and #1 on the business section. The book continues to be a best-seller after many years and received 4.8 stars from over 100 reviewers. It was excerpted by Entrepreneur magazine and the Wall Street Journal India. Jim was featured in a UPS commercial, was referred to as the “Simon Cowell of venture capital” by CNN, and has appeared on NPR, MBNBC, CNN, the New York Times, and many others.
Jim has lead fundraising efforts for real estate apps, healthcare IT, and hospitality companies in the last several years. He and his clients have been invited to White House Christmas Parties (Jim has twice presented to White House officials) and he has appeared on shows like “Hannity.”
At the age of 25, Jim 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, Jim taught at Georgia State University and was the top-ranked Business School professor 12 semesters in a row.