TWU gets entrepreneurial

Designed to help entrepreneurs create and grow their own business, the inaugural event will be taught by Rick Goosen, Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurial Strategy and Finance, TWU.

CEO of M & A Capital Corporation and Executive Editor of the Journal of Business Strategy, Goosen resides in Richmond. While he has held many director, officer, and advisor roles in the business world, Goosen's primary focus has always been entrepreneurship.

“The driving force behind an event like this is the need to help people be successful,” says Rod Ross, Corporate Programs Manager, TWU's School of Business. “Because when people's dreams come true, they come alive.”

Seminar participants will learn the start-up secrets of the world's great entrepreneurs and come away with an action plan for starting their own business. This includes eleven essential application exercises to help entrepreneurs get started.

The seminar was designed by the Farrell Company, the world's leading firm for researching and teaching entrepreneurial practices. Larry Farrell, former Vice President of American Express in New York, has made it his business to know the in's and out's of entrepreneurship.

Farrell began researching the business practices of the world's accomplished entrepreneurs in 1985. Today, the Farrell Company programs reach nearly one million participants, spanning 40 countries. Some of their clients include Citibank, Coca-Cola, DHL, Toyota, and Business Week. “The seminar is practical, hands on, and has a track record of success,” says Ross.

Event: “Getting Entrepreneurial” seminar with TWU's Rick Goosen
Date: Saturday, March 11, 2006
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: Alumni Hall, Reimer Student Centre, TWU Campus
Cost: $150 (Groups $125, alumni $99, students $60)
Contact: Suzanne Staryk: or (604) 513-2035
Sponsor: Integrated Planning Group and Investor's Group
Details: Advance registration is required by Friday, March 3, 2006. The price of the seminar includes a copy of Getting Entrepreneurial, a Resource Guide, and lunch.

Trinity Western University, located in Langley, B.C. is a not-for-profit Christian liberal arts university enrolling over 3,300 students this year. With a broad based, liberal arts and sciences curriculum, the University offers undergraduate degrees in 38 major areas of study ranging from business, education, and computer science to biology and nursing, and 14 other graduate degrees including counseling psychology, theology and administrative leadership.

Last Updated: 2007-10-11
Author: Erin Mussolum