Daniel Malcom is the recipient of the 2018 Student Entrepreneur of the Year Award presented by the Fresno Chamber of Commerce. Malcom founded the necktie company, Sparkle Ties, while studying business at Fresno State. To learn more about Sparkle Ties, visit SparkleTies.com
1. Wal-Mart averages a profit of $1.8 million every hour.
2. Starbucks‘ round tables were created specifically so customers would feel less alone.
3. One in 10 Europeans are conceived in an Ikea bed.
8. Marvel Comics once owned the rights to the word “zombie.”
9. The red and white Coca-Cola logo is recognized by 94% of the world’s population.
10. Candy Crush brings in a reported $633,000 a day in revenue.
11. Warner Music owns the copyrights to “Happy Birthday,” so it’s technically owed royalties every time you sing it to someone on their big day.
12. If Bill Gates were a country, he’d be the 37th richest on earth.
13. More people in the world have mobile phones than toilets.
14. The Rubik’s cube is the best-selling product of all time. The iPhone is second.
15. Over 40% of the companies that were at the top of the Fortune 500 in 2000 were no longer there in 2010.
16. It is 6 to 7 times more expensive to acquire new customers than it is to keep a current one.
17. In 1999, Google’s founders were willing to sell the company to a web portal called Excite for under $1 million.
However, Excite passed on the offer. The rest is history.
18. Best known for consumer electronics, Samsung’s other business areas include weapons manufacturing, life insurance, and theme park management.
19. Ronald Wayne, the third founder of Apple alongside Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak, sold his shares for a mere $800 after 12 days in the company. His stake, i.e. 10% of the company, would be worth $35 billion today with Apple’s current valuation.
20. Number of Mickey Mouse-related products sold per day? More than 5 million!
21. Movie theaters markup the price of popcorn by an average of 1,275 percent.
22. The First YouTube Video was uploaded on April 23, 2005, featuring its co-founder Jawed Karim at the San Diego Zoo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNQXAC9IVRw
(For more information about YouTube and it’s Market Reach: Read this article)
23. Adding /4 to the end of Facebook’s URL will take you to Mark Zuckerberg’s profile.
A new study published by the Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship has revealed that 54.1 percent of Danish schools taught entrepreneurship in the last academic year.
"Almost 200 schools have embraced entrepreneurship. This is important because teaching entrepreneurship has a positive effect on pupils," said Christian Vintergaard, the CEO of the foundation.
"They experience a stronger attachment to their school, they become more enterprising, and they develop greater ambitions for the future."
FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) --
Of a group of students, each one might be the face of the CEO of a new startup or the creator of the latest tool in technology.
But right now, they're the faces of the students in the Idea2Project Summer Program where students like Daniella Guerra are building cars and testing their speed.
"It's great because it opens your eyes that there's so much creativity that your able to do," she said.
Nobody is born an entrepreneur. Different people take different paths to achieve success, and there is no set-in-stone instruction for becoming one. Entrepreneurs take on a number of different roles and these roles can vary depending on what field you choose to enter.
While there is no perfect guide to entrepreneurship, there are a few steps that should be taken before beginning the endeavor, however. As with most forms of success, one way to achieve your goal is by avoiding mistakes. Following these pieces of advice could prevent you from starting off your life as an entrepreneur on the wrong foot.
Program Open to Students, Residents
School may be out for the summer, but business-minded Ventura County students and residents have an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of starting a small business at a free, six-week Entrepreneur Boot Camp hosted by Moorpark College this summer.
Timothy M. Stearns, D.B.A., the Coleman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurial Studies at Cal State Fresno, will lead the class.
“I’m pleased to be partnering with Moorpark College to bring the Entrepreneur Boot Camp to Moorpark,” Stearns said in a press release. “Entrepreneurs are vital to economic growth and quality of life in all communities.”