Business Models: How Does Your Shining Object Make Money? Business Models: How Does Your Shining Object Make Money?

By Phil Gibbs on May 1, 2012


So you have a shining object that you think is the next big thing. No, you know it is the next big thing! What do you do with it — start a business of course.

Will it alter our view of the world? Check! Will it improve efficiency? Check! Will it improve the lives of people? Check! Will it open up vast new opportunities? Check! Will it make money? Uh, I hope so.

Join us at E|SPACES Cool Springs as Michael Burcham addresses this question on Thursday, May 10, at 4:30 pm for networking, food and drink and a presentation and Q & A with Michael. (RSVP here) There is probably no one in the country more qualified to help us answer the question, “Will your shining object make money?” than Michael Burcham.

Michael is President and CEO of the Entrepreneur Center, Nashville’s nationally recognized center for supporting entrepreneurs and startup businesses. He recently led the launch of Startup Tennessee as the second state to join Startup America, and in March Michael was honored at the White House as a “Champion of Change.”

Michael approaches the topic with a strong theoretical knowledge, holding a Ph.D. in Healthcare Administration from the Medical University of South Carolina, and he teaches healthcare innovation and strategy at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Perhaps even more important, he is grounded in practical knowledge having been an entrepreneur and company founder and president of two companies. He knows firsthand the emotions that only an entrepreneur can know behind the phrase “making payroll.” And he knows the “business models” that lead to “making money.”

Join the E|SPACES community in Cool Springs and our sponsor for this program, W Squared, for Michael’s presentation on Thursday, May 10, with a mixer starting at 4:30 pm.

And if you need help launching and making money with your shining object, W Squared may be just the resource for you.


About W Squared – 

W Squared’s outsourced solutions including technology managed services, healthcare information technology, finance and accounting, and human resources and payroll solutions remove scale as an obstacle for clients. Integrated as a comprehensive suite, the solutions provide a complete corporate back office; selected individually each solution provides resolutions to barriers inhibiting growth. A step beyond business process outsourcing (BPO), W Squared provides not only process expertise, but also business expertise creating a Business Process Partner (BPP) relationship. W Squared allows its clients to focus on their core competencies.

TAGS: EntrepreneursMichael BurchamNashville Entrepreneur Center

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