Free ebook – 365 Biblical Success Tips for Christian Entrepreneurs

Our gift to you today is a free ebook, entitled Kingdom Business Keys: 365 Success Tips for Christian EntrepreneursThis is an excerpt of the full ebook which contains 365 God-inspired success tips – in 140 characters of less – to help you maximize your entrepreneurial pursuits spiritually, financially, and relationally, so you can be the victorious entrepreneur God called you to be. Just go to www.paulwilsonjr.com and fill out the form to get your free copy!

We at Kingdom Business University are extremely passionate about equipping entrepreneurs with the Kingdom principles they need to grow profitable, God-glorifying enterprises. That’s we are so excited to release Volumes 1 and 2 of Kingdom Business Keys: 365 Success Tips for Christian Entrepreneurs. We have spent a lot of time studying successful leaders and entrepreneurs. We have also spent a lot of time studying the Bible, looking for principles that apply to the business world. These ebooks are the rewards of our treasure hunt.

Your Benefits

  • Biblical wisdom to help you grow personally and professionally
  • Powerful inspiration to motivate you to achieve your goals
  • Practical instructions to build your business
Just go to the store on PaulWilsonJr.com and you can get both of these compelling ebooks for less than $10!

Christian Entrepreneurship Boot Camp Begins June 18

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Kingdom Business University presents… Christian Entrepreneurs 6-Week Summer Boot Camp!

“Biblical Strategies to Start & Grow Your God-Inspired Business”

You will learn powerful principles and practical tools that will help you build a profitable business that honors God and makes an exponential impact in your family, community, and ultimately the world. We will explore and engage the word of God to extract best practices that will grow you spiritually, professionally, and financially. You can think of this experience like Vacation Bible School for Christian entrepreneurs!

Big Benefits:

  1. Sound Biblical foundation about business
  2. Actionable strategies to grow your business
  3. Lifelong connections with like-minded Christian entrepreneurs

Schedule: Every Monday from June 18 – July 23

Time: 7 pm – 8:30 pm

Location: Heaven’s Harvest Ministries, 1669 Phoenix Parkway, Suite 100, College Park, GA 30349

Register at http://kbubootcamp.eventbrite.com. Only $25 to cover administrative costs. No additional fees for books or materials.

For more information about the Summer Boot Camp please contact 678.310.3017 or info@biznovations.com.

Facilitators:

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Paul Wilson, Jr., President of Kingdom Business University, is a “Dream Catalyst” and Marketplace Pastor for leaders and entrepreneurs. He equips leaders with creative, faith-based strategies to flourish spiritually and professionally, while operating from several multi-media platforms, including TV show host, inspirational speaker, and stimulating writer.  He is the author of the life purpose igniter “Dream B.I.G. in 3D: How to Pursue a Bold, Innovative God-Inspired Life!” He is also the host of Passion in Action, a motivational and educational faith-based Internet TV show for social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and community change agents.

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Amos Johnson Jr, PhD is the author of amosjohnsonjr.com, the number one “FREE” online resource for Christians to learn about business success from a biblical point of view, which is visited by over 1,000 people per month. Dr. Johnson has a passion for helping Christians develop God-inspired businesses because he strongly believe that financial prosperity comes through faith in God & Business.

Thrive on purpose!

Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Fulfill your purpose in the marketplace!

Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D! Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you. If you are looking for purpose in your life and life in your purpose, this is the perfect book for you. Get your copy today at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.

3 Ways Entrepreneurship Education Can Elevate Economically-Challenged Communities

I have believed for a long time that entrepreneurship education could be used as a strategic empowerment tool to lift up those in poverty-stricken communities. I’m very excited to see social entrepreneurship strategies being used all over the world to elevate people and communities out of their financial and social distress. Unfortunately, I don’t often see the same entrepreneurial energy and intentionality utilized here in the United States to help those who are challenged will lack of access to resources and tools that can help create new avenues of economic opportunity.

Entrepreneurship education is just as valid a poverty-smashing solution in urban communities in the U.S. as they are in slums in India or villages in Africa. Even more, when entrepreneurship education is paired with Biblical principles, you have the makings of people who are not just skilled as businesspeople, they also develop the morals and character to operate a business that’s profitable and positively impacts others.

Here are three practical ways entrepreneurship education can elevate economically-challenged communities:

  1. Sense of Ownership: Embedded within an entrepreneurial mindset is a sense of ownership. Entrepreneurs who operate businesses within a community usually have a heightened desire to take accountability for what happens in that community, because they know they need that community to succeed if their business is going to be sustainable.
  2. Sense of Purpose: Without a revelation of their purpose and significance, people cast off restraint and run wild (Proverbs 29:18 NIV). When people have no sense of purpose, they lose hope and stop caring about themselves and the people around them. Entrepreneurship education helps ignite the purpose in people to pursue something greater than what they may see around them everyday. Entrepreneurship education is an incredible platform to transport people from where they are to their God-ordained destiny.
  3. Creative Energy: People in poverty-stricken areas don’t lack creativity, they are just using their creative abilities far below the purpose for which God created them. Entrepreneurship empowerment can help people use their ingenuity beyond just basic survival or even criminal pursuits. Creative energy that wasn’t being used previously or being used for the wrong things are now channeled in a positive, beneficial direction for themselves and others.

We’re on a mission to stimulate the creation of 1 million jobs. If you want to learn more about how we’re using entrepreneurship education to elevate urban and rural communities, check out The (Un)Employment Alternative. We’re raising money right now to bring entrepreneurship education to Cedartown, GA so we can create jobs, restore hope, and revitalize that community. We need your help. Please partner with us today!

What do you think? How can entrepreneurship education help your city or community?

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Fulfill your purpose in the marketplace!

Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D! Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you.

KBU Partners with Local Community to Launch Innovative Jobs Program

What is The (Un)Employment Alternative?

This is Kingdom Business University’s (KBU) ambitious plan to stimulate the creation of 1 million jobs through faith-based, purpose-centered entrepreneurship education. We are starting in Cedartown, GA. Help us today at www.theunemploymentalternative.com.

The Impact
The vision of the Coalition of Concerned Citizens of Cedartown, GA – a diverse group including pastors, entrepreneurs, social workers, and city officials – is to use entrepreneurship education as a catalyst to bring social and economic empowerment back to a region that is challenged with crime, unemployment, poverty, and lack of opportunities. They have partnered with Kingdom Business University to provide entrepreneurship classes that will restore hope, launch new businesses, create jobs, and catalyze new opportunities for the unemployed, ex-offenders, and youth who have been unable to find viable work and sustainable income sources.

What We Need & What You Get
Our goal is to raise $2500 on IndieGogo, which will pay for the first 30 participants. The more we raise the more people and can teach. Our desire is to offer this program at a minimal financial cost to the participants, although they will be asked to invest in this opportunity in other ways, such as community service. The amount will go towards:curriculum, facilities, supplies, and other related expenses. Additional funds will also be applied toward establishing a business incubator that will provide on-going support to graduates.

We have some great perks for those who contribute at the $25, $100, and $250 levels. Just look to column on the right side of this page www.theunemploymentalternative.com ▶

Other Ways You Can Help
This project is just the beginning. We aspire to help communities around this country implement their own economic recovery plan. In addition to your donations, help us spread the word. We are more than willing to come to your city, community, or church to talk about this innovative program and how we can create a customized version for your city.

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Fulfill your purpose in the marketplace!

Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D! Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you.

Take Freelance Entrepreneurship to the Next Level

America’s economic landscape will probably never be the same. Consequently, the career landscape has also changed forever. And while the financial pundits spend their time talking about corporate profitability, we need fresh thinking for helping individuals and families enhance their personal profitability by redesigning their professional pursuits. Many career options that were prevalent before the recession will no longer exist in the future. People need to recognize that it’s time to adjust their traditional thinking as it relates to their career.

Of course this time of year is associated with temporary or seasonal work. We typically see this at retail stores and restaurants that have extended business hours with the anticipation of larger crowds of shoppers. Fortunately, for enterprising individuals the concept of temporary work doesn’t have to be confined to the holiday season. Recently Entrepreneur Magazine had an interesting article about this topic, “There a New ‘Preneur’ on the Block“. They introduce the term “tempreneur”, which is described as…

“The tempreneur is a new breed of worker; [they are] where the opportunities stick, depending on the day, the month, the quarter. As a tempreneur, you have to figure out what is going to serve you best. One month, [they] might shift more toward being a tempreneur, doing a series of projects because the opportunities are plentiful. The next month, [they] might shift more toward the entrepreneurial style, serving a long-term client in a more traditional manner.

It’s all about flexibility. They’re not by definition a freelancer or a consultant. They shift depending on what opportunities present themselves, and it’s that agility that makes them unique.”

In addition to my coaching programs, I faciliate two workshops that discuss this concept of being a “tempreneur” to build your career or business:

  • Repurpose Your Career: Strategies, ideas, and tools to restructure your career around your life purpose.
  • 3hrive 3.0: A faith-based career transition workshop, providing tools to transition from employee to entrepreneur.

This is not the time to be stubborn or stagnant with your approach to your employment. Instead, this is the time to be creative and imaginative in how you approach generating income. “Tempreneuring” is a great strategy for entrepreneurs and others who are trying to build their business year round, not just during the holiday season.

What about the idea of being a “tempreneur”?

Live Passionately!

Paul Wilson, Jr.

 

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Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D! Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you.

If you are looking for purpose in your life and life in your purpose, this is the perfect book for you. Get your copy today at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.

What is Planning? by Patrice Tsague

See that you make them according to the pattern shown you on the mountain.”  Exodus 25:40

by Patrice Tsague

Planning is the ability to tap into the mind of God and gather the necessary details on how the vision He gave you will be implemented. It requires you to carefully do your research so you can effectively support and communicate the assumptions you make throughout the plan based upon the revelations that the Lord has given you.

Planning is essential to the success of any business. It is key to not only starting the business but to managing the business as well. Can you imagine Moses building the tabernacle of God without a plan from God, or Jesus fulfilling His purpose on the earth without the blueprints of the Old Testament to make references to and be guided by? Effective management begins with planning, which leads to setting goals. Planning is the most important function in establishing a business. The sad reality is that most entrepreneurs do not bother to plan.

The excuse often is time, know-how, or they just feel it is not necessary. No doubt about it, planning is hard work. It involves thinking and thinking is hard work. In essence, planning is solving future problems before they occur, making decisions, speculating on the future (both far and near), setting objectives (long and short range), considering alternatives, and making choices. Planning for the future requires flexibility to cope with the unexpected. You must set timetables and establish priorities; decide on the methods to be used and the people who will be involved. You must analyze the existing situation, formulate and apply targets, logic, and creativity to all details in between.

Planning gives purpose and direction to your daily activities. Without it, your activities are aimless and uncoordinated. Whether you are a start-up business or a growing business, if you have not developed a plan or updated you existing plan, it is essential that you do so, not just for your sake, but for the sake of those who are called to co-labor with you.

Keys to successful planning:

  1. Seek the Lord for clarity and direction
  2. Determine the type of plan and engage your team
  3. Clarify your purpose and mission
  4. Update your internal and external assessments
  5. Develop your strategy or operation plan
  6. Update your financial plan based on your new strategy
  7. Develop your monitoring systems

Eliminate the excuses, overcome the procrastination, discipline yourself, and write your plan. Just doing it will be a reward in itself.

Copyright © 2010 Patrice Tsague ALL RIGHTS RESERVED

Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.

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Patrice Tsague, a gifted speaker, author, and entrepreneurship coach, is the Chief Servant Officer of Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). He thrives on equipping and empowering Christians to take dominion and fulfill God’s plan for their lives through biblically based, entrepreneurial training. NPIM offers a proprietary certificate business discipleship course called the “Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program”. The program provides a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles. Some of the courses offered include Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE I), Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE II), and Planning a Kingdom Business (BE III). To learn more about how NPIM launches entrepreneurs into their God-designed destiny, please visit www.nehemiahproject.org.

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Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D!  Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you.

If you are looking for purpose in your life and life in your purpose, this is the perfect book for you. Get your copy today at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.

Follow God’s Business Agenda – Nehemiah Weekend Sep 23-26

Are you pursuing your own business agenda or are the one God has established for your business?

You can’t answer that question confidently if you haven’t taken the time to focus on God’s plans for your business. Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM) offers a proprietary certificate business discipleship course called the Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program (BE). The program provides a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles that equips you to identify and pursue God’s agenda for your business. (Click here to read some of the posts on this blog related to Biblical Entrepreneurship)

NPIM Weekend is an annual celebration for Biblical Entrepreneurs and other kingdom business stewards. Our goal is to provide a platform that equips, inspires and honors marketplace leaders. This year’s event will be held on September 23rd – 26th at Destiny Metropolitan Worship Church in Atlanta, Georgia. One highlight of the weekend will be a Friday night special viewing of the movie, Letters to God, a kingdom movie financed through the efforts of Biblical Entrepreneur, G.A. Repple.

Special conference speakers include:

Learn more or register for NPIM Weekend at http://nehemiahproject.org/events-npim-week.htm

Live Passionately!

Paul Wilson, Jr.

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Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D! Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you.

If you are looking for purpose in your life and life in your purpose, this is the perfect book for you. Get your copy today at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.

Birthing an Ishmael by Patrice Tsague

Illegitimate/Counterfeit Money

by Patrice Tsague

So Sarai said to Abram, “see now, the Lord has restrained me from bearing children. Please go in to my maid; perhaps I shall obtain children by her. And Abram heeded the voice of Sarai.” Genesis 16:2

Patrice’s last devotional was entitled “Hope Deferred” which many responded very well to. It seems many of us know what it feels like to have our hope deferred, but thank God for Jesus who is our hope. The hope He gives, the world cannot take away!

One of the consequences that occurs during the times when we feel as though our hope is deferred is that we commit adultery with the maid and birth Ishmaels. Ishmael represents the planned, but illegitimate, outcome of impatience.

In Genesis 12, God comes to a business man named Abraham and makes him a promise to take him to an unknown land, full of blessings, make him into a great nation, and bless many through him. Excited about the promise, Abraham obeys the Lord and leaves his country. He takes his wife, a young nephew, his servants and his possessions. Several years later, Abraham, who experienced enormous blessings from the Lord, realizes that should he die, one of his servants would have to take over the family business, since he did not have any children. He goes before the Lord and asks God to bless him with a child who would be heir of his enterprise. God not only promises him a child, but God also promises him a nation.

Unfortunately, God did not act fast enough for Abraham’s wife Sarah who, due to a lack of patience, suggested that Abraham conceive a child with her maidservant Hagar, which Abraham did. The result was Ishmael; the planned illegitimate outcome of taking things into their own hands due to a lack of patience. How many of us have files in our offices full of Ishmaels? The problem with birthing Ishmaels is that you will have to live with them. You can make the choice but you cannot choose the consequences. One of my pastors used to say, “Choices are long lasting and life changing“. Abraham and Sarah had to live with the consequences of Ishmael, which created family issues over inheritance, and favoritisms; issues that continue today in the Middle East between Palestine and Israel. If you are considering committing adultery with an alluring new idea that promises to take you to your hopes quickly and cause you to easily avoid the trials and tests that you are facing, stop and think about the long-term devastating effect of birthing Ishmael. It will not just affect you, but it will also affect those who will come after you for generations to come.

How do you avoid birthing an Ishmael?

  1. Be willing to endure the suffering and humiliation of delayed hopes.
  2. Count it all joy and rejoice in your challenges, knowing that this is the will of God concerning you.
  3. Embrace the lessons that God wants to teach you during the times of waiting.
  4. Do not allow others to lure you into new ideas, no matter how promising they may seem.
  5. Count the cost.
  6. Trust that God is faithful.
  7. Keep your eyes on the prize – Jesus. He is your hope and will never defer His promises.

We relocated to Portland in December of 2009 and joined a local church that was not just committed to marketplace ministry, but demonstrated its commitment with the fact that services were held within a hotel that it owned and operated. The pastor/founder of the ministry, a great friend and author of a book called “Mission Based Entrepreneurship Revolution,” had a vision to take this model across the nation and the world.

This past May, five months after we arrived in Oregon, a fire destroyed the sanctuary portion of the hotel where our church met for worship services. Within that same week, due to circumstances beyond the church’s control, the hotel facility was sold to a non-Christian company. These circumstances caused many within the congregation to become perplexed. What happened to the dream we had and what would become of our vision?

What makes me proud to be a part of this congregation and the leadership team of this church is the heart of the people. My friend and Senior Pastor of the church boldly declared that we would not quit nor stop, neither would we birth an Ishmael during this difficult period. Instead, we would patiently seek the Lord, regroup, and more than ever, commit ourselves to building a model of a sustainable strategy that funds social justice and educates others around the nation and the world on how to do the same.

It is easy to quit when our hope is deferred. It is even easier to birth an Ishmael, because Ishmaels make us feel as though we have accomplished something. Ishmaels seem to temporarily remove humiliation and disappointment, but they always bring long-term devastating effects that are irreversible. Are you currently flirting with a project or idea that you know is not in line with God’s original vision for you? Seek the Lord for the grace to say, “No Lord, not my will but Your will be done.”

Copyright © 2010 Patrice Tsague ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
Scripture quotations are taken from the King James Version of the Bible.
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Patrice Tsague, a gifted speaker, author, and entrepreneurship coach, is the Chief Servant Officer of Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). He thrives on equipping and empowering Christians to take dominion and fulfill God’s plan for their lives through biblically based, entrepreneurial training. NPIM offers a proprietary certificate business discipleship course called the “Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program”. The program provides a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles. Some of the courses offered include Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE I), Practices of Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE II), and Planning a Kingdom Business (BE III). To learn more about how NPIM launches entrepreneurs into their God-designed destiny, please visit www.nehemiahproject.org.

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Your true life does not have to be only a dream, it can be a dream manifested in 3D!  Learn how to Discover, Define, and Drive your desires by unleashing the God given muse to help you envision yourself in a B.I.G. way. God designed you for greatness so stop dreaming small. Uncover your legacy. Now is the season for a Bold Innovative God-Inspired Life! You owe it to yourself to see just how far your true dream in life can take you.

If you are looking for purpose in your life and life in your purpose, this is the perfect book for you. Get your copy today at www.DreamBIGin3D.com.

Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program Launches 9/17

In a report titled, The Economic Future Just Happened, highly respected Kauffman Foundation revealed that more than 50% of Fortune 500 companies were founded during a recession or bear market. Based on their research they believe there is an entrepreneurial silver lining in today’s economy. I agree with them 100%.
This is one reason why I am so excited about the Biblical Entrepreneurship Certificate Program. Not only is it an incredible opportunity to learn business best practices for launching and operating a profitable business, you will gain this valuable knowledge from a Biblical and moral perspective. This will help to ensure that a new crop of entrepreneurs don’t repeat the same greed-driven mistakes of CEOs and other business leaders that helped lead this economic meltdown.
BE is especially suited for current and aspiring entrepreneurs who desire to do business based on a higher calling. The next Atlanta class starts Thursday, September 17th. Here are some more details:
BE I Live Intensive:
“Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship”
  • Location: Destiny Metropolitan Worship Church (map)
  • Day 1: Thursday, September 17th – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Day 2: Friday, September 18th – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Day 3: Saturday, September 19th – 10 am – 6 pm
  • Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/BE1Atlanta
  • Cost: $400
If you have any questions, please send an email to info@biznovations.net or call (877) 916-1180.
Don’t miss this opportunity to be equipped to pursue your passions through a profitable, purpose-driven enterprise!
Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.
www.DreamBIGin3D.com

10% Discount for September Biblical Entrepreneurship Course in Atlanta!

Have you always wanted to start a business?
Do you have a great business idea and have no idea where to start?
Are you a seasoned entrepreneur that needs help with incorporating Christian values into your business?
If so, I have the answer for you…

Join me for Biblical Entrepreneurship I Live Intensive Workshop
September 17th – 19th, 2009

Biblical Entrepreneurship (BE) is a proprietary business discipleship course, created by Nehemiah Project International Ministries (NPIM). BE offers a strong mix of core business concepts and biblical principles, and has been endorsed by Regent University and many other reputable organizations.

BE I Live Intensive:
“Principles of Biblical Entrepreneurship”
(3-Day Course)
Specific topics that BE covers include:
  • Responsibilities of Biblical Entrepreneurship
  • BE Attitude
  • BE Character
  • Identifying Opportunities
  • Taking Calculated Risks
  • Solving Problems
  • Understanding Business Stewardship
  • Biblical Profit

BE is specifically suited for current and aspiring entrepreneurs who desire to do business based on a higher calling.

  • Location: Destiny Metropolitan Worship Church (map)
  • Day 1: Thursday, September 17th – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Day 2: Friday, September 18th – 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
  • Day 3: Saturday, September 19th – 10 am – 6 pm
  • Registration Link: http://tinyurl.com/BE1Atlanta
  • Cost: $400 – 10% discount until 9/6 – use discount code “be1atlanta”
If you have any questions, please send an email to info@biznovations.net or call (877) 916-1180.

Dream B.I.G.,
Paul Wilson, Jr.