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Be Passionate: Entrepreneurial Tips from Paul Douglas

Lindsey Buhrmann, the author of this post, is a student in the Evening UST MBA.

A crowd of students and alumni filled Schulze auditorium to hear Douglas' Master's Pub presentation

A crowd of students and alumni filled Schulze auditorium to hear Douglas' Master's Pub presentation.

“I am convinced everybody has at least one business in them,” Paul Douglas told several hundred Opus College of Business graduate business students and alumni Friday night. His presentation, “Weathering the Storm: Surviving the Internet Age,” was part of Master’s Pub, a social and educational series that brings together St. Thomas MBA students and alumni every few months to learn about successes in business. Douglas, a meteorologist turned entrepreneur who has started, built and sold several companies advised those in attendance to “take what you love and see how you can turn that into a company.”

While Douglas discussed how the Internet is changing how news, information and advertising is disseminated and consumed (and has created amazing business opportunities), he offered some advice to those looking to start their own businesses: Continue Reading