Terry & Dusty Thompson share their story at the recent Abilene Entrepreneurial Mindset Lunch about starting Southern Industrial Engines in San Angelo. Beginning with $27 in the bank, this couple has built a business that has exceeded $1 million in annual sales within the first 5 years of startup. Dusty advises, “Never, never give up.” This perseverance message is probably the closest thing to a “success formula” common to all entrepreneurs.
Annette Collins loves her job as the Veteran Services Officer for Texas State Technical College in Abilene, TX. Listen in on this short interview to hear the “secrets” of someone who always reflects a positive attitude, loves people and is willing to go the extra mile to help others. This retired Air Force veteran brings not only insights and expertise to her students, but models a great work ethic doing what she loves to do.
MANY ARE CALLED…FEW RESPOND
VENTURE CALL LLC is a leading proponent of the entrepreneurial mindset movement that does ENGAGE individuals and organizations with the opportunity to activate the “chosen-ness” of their calling. Understanding the uniqueness of one’s calling is crucial to avoiding the groupthink, collective mindsets that inhibit creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, communication, and other entrepreneurial skills.
Start-up business owners frequently do not know how to implement their vision, nor build a secure foundation for growth. Existing businesses get stale and are in need of fresh vision. Individuals are stuck in meaningless, dead-end jobs, barely motivated enough to get out of bed on Monday mornings. They are all in need of the entrepreneurial mindset. Venture Call LLC is here to help guide your business and organization into the unlimited world of possibilities that lie within your reach.
The Entrepreneurial Mindset in Albuquerque from MediaDesk NM on Vimeo is an example of what The Entrepreneurial Mindset Training can do in Workforce Development. Venture Call LLC works to equip employers and workforce development professionals with the perseverance and determination of an entrepreneurial mindset, empowering them to recognize workplace opportunities revealed via intentional customer focus. Our processes assist management teams to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors that will enable them to prioritize possibilities before processes; especially as they search for a motivated, committed workforce.
The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program
Venture Call LLC is a certified facilitator of The Ice House Entrepreneurship Program. This program inspires and engages participants with the perseverance and determination of an entrepreneurial mindset needed to succeed professionally, academically and personally. It provides experiential/hands-on learning beyond the formal delivery of the OPPORTUNITY DISCOVERY CANVAS , a proprietary Ice House process that guides attendees through effective problem-solving situations. Learners will test their ideas and seek knowledge from experienced entrepreneurs, experts and traditional research methods.
In 2014, Albuquerque became the first in the world to introduce Entrepreneurial Mindset Training at the City level to unleash human potential, empower people, and transform the way the city works. In spring 2016 that transformation extended far into the future as twelve APS students became the first youth to explore the mindset. Some of the city’s most accomplished entrepreneurs signed on in support of the APS Pilot Program and our students, investing their time and experience in a better future. Partners in the Pilot Program included City of Albuquerque, CNM, HDIC and the Albuquerque Community Foundation.