Looking for companies or organizations who want a free business plan written or updated?

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Looking for companies or organizations who want a free

business plan written or updated?. .

Entrepreneur course by students. . – email me stesta97@gmail.com

I am also looking for Entrepreneur or Business related speakers who want free publicity.

You must come to Philadelphia to present and work with students. . no teleconferencing or Skype

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Quoted – How to Find a Mentor to Help You Navigate Small Business Ownership – Staples.com

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A Small Business Administration study shows that business owners who had three or more hours of mentoring experienced higher revenues and stronger growth than those who didn’t. So why wouldn’t you consider mentorship for growing your business and yourself? Here’s some important information to consider when it comes to finding a mentor and building a relationship as a small business owner.

Just Look Around

Villanova University’s director of the Entrepreneur and Business Boot Camp, Dr. Scott Testa, says there’s no best place or worst place for finding a mentor than the places you already go. “It’s how you’d meet a spouse or girlfriend — at a bar, convenience store, friend of a friend,” he says. Mentors can be college professors, former bosses and partners. “Find those people you have a common bond with and like to spend time with.”

Mitchell and Testa agree that the best mentors have strengths that are your weaknesses. “The best mentors push us out of our comfort zones and force us to look at things in a different way,” Mitchell says. “You want a mentor who’s the opposite of you so that you learn and fill in some of the gaps.”

When Testa was starting a business, he looked for mentors to provide an entrepreneurial example. “I really needed someone I felt could understand the experience I was going through,” he says. “My mentors helped not just with technical stuff, but also with the psychological.”

http://www.staples.com/sbd/cre/tech-services/explore-tips-and-advice/tech-articles/how-to-find-a-mentor-to-help-you-navigate-small-business-ownership.html

Alternative Energy Development Group teams with Dr. Scott Testa to teach tomorrow’s leaders Energy Development, Clean Energy Finance, and Entrepreneurship.

The AEDG team led by  CEO Chris Fraga, teamed with Dr. Testa to teach 8-weeks of summer class as part of the Julian Krinsky curriculum for business students at Villanova University.  Specific topics included:  Renewable and Alternative Energy Technologies featuring Solar PV and Bloom Energy Fuel Cell’s; Energy Development for the Commercial and Industrial market; and Energy Finance including the Power Purchase Agreement business model.

Dr. Scott Testa invited AEDG to participate because of their subject matter expertise, innovative ideas and entrepreneurial success. “I requested AEDG to participate to bring outside of the box thinking, topics of relevance to a global student base, and their passion to create a memorable experience”, said Dr. Testa.

http://www.aedgonline.com/news/alternative-energy-development-group-teams-dr-scott-testa-julian-krinsky-summer-enrichment

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Apple Rolls Out Installment Payment Plan in China – Quoted – Forbes

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Apple Rolls Out Installment Payment Plan in China

Scott Testa spent a good part of 2011 and 2012 visiting universities and high schools in Zhenghou, China on behalf of China Hope Project. His mission was to act as evangelist for U.S. education and technology.

In that role Testa couldn’t help but notice what type of mobile devices the students sported – invariably they would be handsets made by Asian manufacturers. Once in a blue moon, he tells me, he saw an iPhone. It’s not that students didn’t like Apple products, Testa says—they just couldn’t afford them.

(As a completely unrelated but very interesting side note, Zhenghou is also home to the Foxconn manufacturing facility that makes Apple iPhone 5 devices, a factory that experienced a lot of labor unrest in recent years. In other words, Zhenghou residents can make the devices but apparently can’t afford them).

“My experience was that Apple was viewed as a highly desired brand by Chinese students but it was out of reach for a lot of them,” Testa says.

Apple is trying to remedy that with a new installment payment plan it has introduced in China for buyers of iPhones and MacBook laptops, Bloomberg‘s BusinessWeek reports. It is offering such terms as $48 monthly payments spread out over two years in order to better compete with low-cost devices on the market.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/erikamorphy/2013/01/16/apple-rolls-out-installment-payment-plan-in-china/