Filled with insights earned as a lifelong entrepreneur and substantiated by the exciting success stories of student-entrepreneurs, Jim Hunter—Entrepreneur-in-Residence at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and leader of multiple enterprises of his own—presents his new book, Graduate a CEO: Why College is the Perfect Time To Start Your Business.Become Your Own Boss
More often than not, College students don’t take advantage of their time at university in exploring their entrepreneurial passions. Graduate a CEOprovides a great step-by-step approach to launching a new business with an early emphasis on feasibility and customer discovery. Any student that’s interested in launching a business should use this guide to explore their entrepreneurial passions. – James N. Zebrowski, Jr., M.S.
James N. Zebrowski, Jr., Executive Director, Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Inc., Tampa, FL
Jim Hunter is the consummate entrepreneur and teacher. His clear, easy-to-apply advice will inspire young adults to become all they can be.
Alan Katz, Founder, Katz Bagels, Inc. & President, Katz Consulting, Milwaukee, WI
In his book, Graduate a CEO: Why College is the Perfect Time to Start Your Business, Jim Hunter gives a clear and inspiring roadmap for college students to become successful entrepreneurs. The book is based on the author’s distilled practical wisdom gained from his own successful serial-entrepreneurship experience, and from years of teaching-excellence in entrepreneurship courses, insights from judging numerous student new venture business plan competitions and guiding scores of entrepreneur-interns at a major university. For Jim Hunter, nurturing students’ entrepreneurial spirit and helping them to launch well-planned high-potential startups are an important mission, and his book reaches out to fulfill it very effectively!
Kanti Prasad, Past Dean, Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
I enthusiastically endorse Jim’s book, Graduate a CEO. For many of our students, the best part of their education is learning precisely these out-of-the-classroom applications of the concepts and tools they are learning in their courses. Jim has packaged the essential how-to’s of becoming an entrepreneur while in college in a highly readable, useful book that all students should read.
Mark Mone, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Having worked with countless young people interested in starting their own businesses through various programs and academic courses, a proper curriculum or readings have been lacking. With Graduate a CEO,Jim Hunter offers budding entrepreneurs an essential and heartfelt guide to the business start-up as a college student. Students may see themselves in these pages and be inspired to take their ideas and passions to the next step. Thanks for writing this important book.
Scott Niederjohn, Professor of Economics and Director, Free Enterprise Center, Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon, WI
Moving forward in turbulent and changing times is difficult. Graduate a CEO is a refreshingly easy guide on how to do it well. This is a must-read for any student entrepreneur.
Kauchal Chari, Dean, Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin -Milwaukee
Jim Hunter and I go back over 30 years when he first asked me to guest lecture his Entrepreneur Class. His passion and great skill for enlightening students on the art of achieving business success places him in the league of outstanding educators. With Graduate a CEO, Jim again is on the money, as he offers leaders an essential and heartfelt guide to a business start-up as a college student. Enjoy the read!
Paul Stewart, Owner, PS Capital Partners, Milwaukee, WI
Graduate a CEO by Jim Hunter is a hands-on practical book on the entrepreneurial journey. Whether starting a business while in college or simply having the mindset of growth that every entrepreneur should have, this book is a must read. It can be argued that one is never fully ready to be an entrepreneur as the road is a journey most of the time on roads less traveled. Remember every challenge is an unforeseen opportunity and no better time to learn about this journey through the lens of a proven entrepreneur and teacher of entrepreneurship such as Jim.
Jerry Jendusa, Serial Entrepreneur, Author and Co Founder of Stuck Breakthrough Strategies, Milwaukee, WI
Graduate a CEO contains a lifetime of Jim Hunter’s relevant personal experiences, keen insights and practical advice that will assist aspiring entrepreneurs to conceptualize their business, guide them be developing a strategic business plan and show them how to rapidly test it’s validity in the market. Jim can help you get to your business destination faster, cheaper and smarter.
David Lubar, President & CEO, Lubar & Company
Jim Hunter is Bostrom Entrepreneur-in-Residence and has taught entrepreneurship courses at the Lubar School of Business since the late 1990s. He has started several businesses, Most recently he started a mosquito trap business in 2010 that sold in 2019 for over $40 million. Today, Jim teaches an entrepreneurship course at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He uses the business experiences he’s had as material for many case studies used in class. To date, more than 2,000 students have completed this course, and many have started their own businesses. You can too!
From the highest highs to the lowest lows and all else in between, Jim Hunter has seen and experienced it all. Today, he wants to share those experiences and those of season executives with emerging student-entrepreneurs, or anyone else curious about starting and growing their own business. Tune-in monthly to get a heavy dose of advice and inspiration from entrepreneurs who know what it takes to win.Start Listening Today!