Weekly Wrap: Tracking Startups, Bio Fuels,Stickability

Apr 18th, 2014 by Acton

Tracking Startups You’re in the heat of battle. Your startup is on the rise, but you feel like you’re having to keep up with one major issue after another. How do you know whether or not you’re still on track? As Peter S. Cohan of Entrepreneur lays it out for us, if you’re focusing on these “5 Must-Track Metrics,” you’re on the right track. At Acton, we talk a lot about cash flow in our Cash & Valuation training. Tracking the rate of cash is vital to any startup that’s on the rise, and as you may already know, more // READ MORE

Class of 2014: Biggest Surprises Part 4

Apr 16th, 2014 by Acton

Last Monday, we caught up with three Acton students to ask them if they’d learned a “$50,000 lesson” yet. Today, we asked students what surprised them most about Acton. Check out what they said: Aaron Thompson “A biggest surprise about my Acton experience so far is how soon people throw in the towel when it comes to the hard work required. After Pre-Mat, I wanted to move back into business full-time and make deals in real estate and construction. This area is where I find the most joy. Acton personnel persuaded me otherwise. I’m itching to get back into the // READ MORE

Class of 2014: $50,000 Lesson Learned Part 4

Apr 14th, 2014 by Acton

We recently caught up with the class of 2014 to ask if they’d learned a “$50,000 lesson” yet. We ask this question because $50,000 is a lot of money – and at Acton, we want to make sure our customers, our students, feel like we’re delivering on our promises. As you might imagine, the responses were wide and varied – from personal lessons to business insights- and for the next few weeks we’ll be posting them here. You can also read some additional thoughts on Acton’s Return on Investment here. Ivan Mills found his way to Acton after working as // READ MORE

Weekly Wrap: Startup Life and Customers

Apr 11th, 2014 by Acton

Startup Life You have great ideas, and one day, you’re going to turn those ideas into a startup that will hopefully grow into something tangible and real. But before that day comes, you need some real world experience. An entrepreneurial MBA program is a great place to start but so is working at an actual startup. If you want to truly understand what startup culture is about, you need to talk to more than just startup founders—you need to listen to the voices of the employees, too. A recent article in Mashable notably titled “‘I’m Able to Make My Mark’: // READ MORE

Class of 2014: Biggest Surprises Part 3

Apr 9th, 2014 by Acton

Last Monday, we caught up with three Acton students to ask them if they’d learned a “$50,000 lesson” yet. Today, we asked students what surprised them most about Acton. Check out what they said: Reed Youngblood “How invested my classmates are in each other’s success. The level of accountability and support has been staggering at times, and I really don’t think I could be doing this without them.” Becca Wammack “I’m been surprised by how much our professors care about our learning and success. This care is evidenced by the amount of time they devote to class preparation when they // READ MORE

Class of 2014: $50,000 Lessons Learned Part 3

Apr 7th, 2014 by Acton

We recently caught up with the class of 2014 to ask if they’d learned a “$50,000 lesson” yet. We ask this question because $50,000 is a lot of money – and at Acton, we want to make sure our customers, our students, feel like we’re delivering on our promises. As you might imagine, the responses were wide and varied – from personal lessons to business insights- and for the next few weeks we’ll be posting them here. You can also read some additional thoughts on Acton’s Return on Investment here. Jackson Giles, a student here at Acton focusing on Nonprofits, // READ MORE

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