Imagine discovering you were in a body-bag for two days after waking up from a combat encounter in Vietnam… Then being told, at best, you might have only 20 years left to live. What would you do? Urban Miyares discusses his life and business successes after returning from Vietnam. An award-winning entrepreneur with more than [...]
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A new program designed to empower individuals teaches them how to overcome popular perceptions about vision loss and compete with able-bodied entrepreneurs. Last fall, the Forsythe Center for Entrepreneurship launched an initiative aimed at providing entrepreneurship skills and training to individuals who are blind or visually impaired. With 200 students enrolled in the continuing education [...]
If there is one thing that strikes a chord with any fledgling entrepreneur, it is hearing how the most successful and famous entrepreneurs started out. Hearing about the early struggles, be they financial or otherwise; hearing about how they fought against the odds and managed to turn their lives around can be truly inspirational. So [...]
Urban Miyares is a blinded Vietnam veteran, and an entrepreneur for the past 40 years. Recipient of numerous honors and awards for his business accomplishments and assisting fellow disabled veterans in self-employment, Miyares has been honored by The White House, US Congress, Small Business Administration, and many others, to include being Inc. Magazine’s “Entrepreneur Of [...]
The United States Census Department states that twice as many persons with disabilities are starting their own businesses as people who are non-disabled; something that does not surprise me one single bit. When you do not find the accommodations you need among employers – make your own. Around fifteen-percent of persons with disabilities who are [...]
There are many games online that teach young people of all ages all sorts of lessons, like alphabet games, math games or science games. But this free business simulation game offers a unique approach to teaching young people about the simple principles of running a business. Cookie Tycoon is a fun game that will let [...]