Tulsa, OK – June 8, 2015 – College students majoring in business often have the goal to become a business owner, yet they are not taught entrepreneurship in many of the business schools across the country. Many students end up graduating deeply in debt and without the practical training they needed to start a business. Thrive15.com is the Khan Academy for entrepreneurs teaching business skills to anyone wanting to start a business, grow their business, or move up in their career.
Fidelity Investments conducted a Cost-Conscious College Graduates Study that found that 70 percent of the class of 2013 graduated with college-related debt – averaging $35,200 – including federal, state and private loans, as well as debt owed to family, and accumulated through credit cards. Even with the rising cost of college and challenges of student debt regularly reported in the news, half (50 percent) of 2013 graduates with student loans still say they were surprised by just how much debt they have accumulated.
Thrive15.com is an online educational website focused on providing practical business training and mentorship from millionaires and everyday entrepreneurial success stories. To bridge the widening gap that often exists between the theoretical college classroom and the real world of entrepreneurship, many American success stories have teamed up to launch Thrive15.com, an alternative to expensive business schools that can cost up to $100,000 with courses often taught by professors who have never owned a business. Thrive15.com is $49 per month and offers unlimited access to gamified training videos that are designed to be both entertaining and educational. The Thrive15.com subscriber who earns the most points each month receives a one on one mentorship session provided by the Thrive15.com mentors and a chance to earn a business boost cash prize worth over $10,000. As an alternative to Khan Academy, Thrive15.com offers education for entrepreneurs in 15-minute, entertaining videos taught by world-class mentors.
“When you go to Cornell, there’s no, almost zero, training on how to be an entrepreneur and how to run a business. Whatever is provided is not considered to be important by the students; they don’t prioritize that at the time. They prioritize studio classes, and the professors who have never built anything, are giving them critiques on their work. When you go out in the real world, you enter this world of entrepreneurship,” John Franzen, Thrive15.com subscriber and Connecticut-based architect.
Thrive15.com launched out of beta on January 15, 2015, after nearly three years of development. The website provides engaging 15-minute online courses taught by millionaire mentors and everyday entrepreneurial success stories. The mentors include success stories such as NBA Hall of Famer turned successful entrepreneur, David Robinson, the former Executive Vice President of Operations for Walt Disney World Resort, Lee Cockerell, the funding expert and the co-founder of Guidant Financial, David Nilssen, the New York Times bestselling author and publicist of choice for Michael Jackson, Prince, P. Diddy, Charlton Heston and countless celebrities, Michael Levine and countless experts.
“I like the quick videos. I can watch them in between classes. I want to learn to get focused. It’s too easy to fall into in the everyday routine of school and focusing on grades that you forget to think big,” says Matthew Espinoza, student at the University of Texas.
Clay Clark is the founder of Thrive15.com, the former United States Small Business Administration Entrepreneur of the Year for the state of Oklahoma, the former Metro Chamber of Commerce Entrepreneur of the Year and the former U.S. Chamber National Blue Ribbon Quality Award Winner. He is the author of three books and has been the speaker, entertainer and educator of choice for Hewlett Packard, Valspar Paint, O’Reilly’s Auto Parts, Maytag University and countless companies.
Company Name: Thrive15.com
Contact Person: Deedra Determan
Address:1609 South Boston Ave Suite 200
Country: United States