Why not be a little disruptive?

June 29, 2016 2:57 pm

I like to be disruptive, it’s true. I like to take calculated risks, shake things up and color outside the lines.  I embrace that role. Being disruptive is often viewed as adverse; the Latin root isdisrumpere, which means”to break apart.” So, naturally we think about breaking someone’s  concentration, breaking a glass, or breaking apart a… Read More



You may need to remind yourself: These are high school students on summer vacation

June 29, 2016 2:41 pm

A volunteer exclaimed, “Speaking with these students today has completely changed my outlook on the next generation.”  This comment followed the JA Business Week Entrepreneurship lunch where more than 20 entrepreneurs sat at tables full of business week students and shared their experience and provided mentoring to young people hoping to run their own businesses… Read More



An Unforgettable Experience

June 28, 2016 9:20 pm

Attending JA Business Week for the first time, I was hoping to get a taste of the business world; something to give me an understanding of business and whether it’s something I want to pursue. What I ended up getting out of the week was that – and so much more.  Going from a messy… Read More



E-Mentoring Provides Students with Insights into Entrepreneurship

June 28, 2016 9:19 pm

I participated in the 2016 JA Business Week E-mentoring session held at  Johnson & Wales University.  This session was similar to  “speed dating” or what I called “speed mentoring.” I talked with six or seven rounds of six to seven students. I wasn’t sure what to expect or how the kids would respond to their… Read More



So, What Exactly IS Business Week?

June 28, 2016 9:16 pm

As a first year JA Business Week student with virtually no previous business experience, I was pleasantly surprised when I was moved to the Track 2 project working with Smoke Barbecue food truck. I had no idea what I was in for and clearly remember one of my company members on the first day asking,… Read More



JA Business Gives Kids Vital Skills

June 28, 2016 8:45 pm

As a first-time Company Advisor (CA) who never had the opportunity to attend JA Business Week as a student, I had no idea what the week would have in store for me. I’d heard the hype from veteran CAs and Junior Achievement staffers, but – as I sat in the auditorium with my Company C… Read More



The Good Stuff You Don’t Learn in School

June 28, 2016 8:41 pm

When I first attended JA Business Week following my sophomore year in high school, I was skeptical of what I was getting myself into. I asked myself WHY? Why would I even consider spending my summer doing more school work and sitting all day in classrooms? Well, believe it or not, just a few weeks… Read More



I’m Not a Rocket Scientist, a Scratch Golfer, or a Swimsuit Model. Dang

February 26, 2016 5:49 pm

Income inequality is a hot button issue that will only gain traction in the months leading up to the November elections. There will be a call for our elected officials to close the gender gap, the wage gap, the talent gap and lots of other “gap-isms.” Aren’t gaps natural? I don’t have the knowledge of… Read More



The freedom to pursue dreams

February 2, 2016 6:38 pm

The Colorado Business Hall of Fame laureates are well known for their legendary contributions to the free enterprise system. Together, these pioneering men and women built businesses that transformed our state into a vibrant place to live and work. But being a Colorado Business Hall of Fame laureate is not only about having a successful… Read More