Weekly Wrap: Books, Cars, and 94 Lessons

Apr 25th, 2014 by Acton

Books Sometimes, there’s nothing better than a page turner on a sunny afternoon. If you’ve been looking for a little spring reading material, head on over to Entrepreneur and check out John Rampton’s list of top reads for entrepreneurs. Combined, the books introduce many lessons entrepreneurs will face on their paths forward. Among these lessons: Knowing your business can fail, even when it appears to be doing well Knowing when you have a great idea and when to do something about it Knowing how to manage those around you, including your customers, competitors, partners, and your team Also among the // READ MORE

Class of 2014: Biggest Surprises Part 5

Apr 23rd, 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: Jackson Giles “The biggest surprise about my experience is very personal, as I have learned that I am far more powerful than I have always believed possible. I never thought I would become a quantitative person, as I have always been the qualitative and creative person. Who would have thought that Cash & Valuation would become one my favorite classes? A year ago, I couldn’t imagine // READ MORE

Class of 2014: $50,000 Lesson Learned Part 5

Apr 21st, 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. Aaron has a background in real estate and would like // READ MORE

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

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