Jim Beach Is A Corporate Speaker, Award-Winning Radio Host, Leadership Expert & Bestselling Author.

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Jim Beach Is A Corporate Speaker, Award-Winning Radio Host, Leadership Expert & Bestselling Author.

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About Jim Beach

Jim Beach is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, speaker, radio host, and Founder of the School For Startups online entrepreneurial program designed to take students from ideation to acquisition. After starting as an entrepreneur at age 25 and growing his first company to over 700 employees without any capital infusions, Jim then went on to be a #1 ranked business school professor and corporate speaker.

Jim’s classes (that started a real business every semester) were noticed by a Bloomberg reporter and that lead to …

1) the McGraw-Hill bestselling book School For Startups,
2) the 4x global b-plan contest-winning School For Startups online entrepreneurial program, and
3) the SBA Media Award-winning School for Startup Radio to delve into the minds of other great entrepreneurs, business leaders, authors, and game-changers. 

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.

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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

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.

Ayush Agrawal, Director of ESummit 2013 | IIT Bombay

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.

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

KEYNOTES & SEMINARS

Jim has taught and presented in India, Egypt, Japan, South Korea, Argentina, Brazil, Dubai, the United Kingdom, and across America. As a keynote speaker, he has presented for UPS, SunTrust, Wells Fargo, Chic-fil-A, Toshiba, CitiCorp, First Data, and many others. His keynote topics include:

  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP IS NOT ABOUT CREATIVITY, RISK, OR PASSION!

  • MILLENNIALs ARE RIGHT!

  • LEADERSHIP GROWTH & EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE

  • PERSONALITY BY DECISION

  • ROCK STARS IN AN ELEVATOR (SALES GROWTH)

  • HOW TO MARKET TO KIDS

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BOOKS & PODCASTS

Jim has published two books and hosts the School For Startups Radio show. If you want to learn about everything related to business and entrepreneurship his radio show and books are a must. As a seasoned entrepreneur, he brings insights and knowledge that everyone that wants to start a business or runs one will want to tune into.

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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
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
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
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
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
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