Episode 41: Doing Deals as an Early-Stage Entrepreneur, with Ralph Peterson
Uneducated, unskilled, but unwilling to give up, Ralph Peterson quit high school at the age of 16 when he was told he was a hands-on learner and destined for manual labor jobs.
After working for more than eight years as a laborer for a construction company, Ralph knew he was capable of more. At the ripe old age of twenty-four, he quit his job and returned to school. He earned a General Education Diploma (GED) and enrolled in Community College with dreams of being a writer. More than twenty years later, Ralph has earned an associate’s degree in Creative Writing, a bachelor’s degree in U.S. History, a second bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and a master’s degree in Organizational Leadership.
Today, Ralph is a successful entrepreneur, owning and operating a management development and consulting company. He is an internationally-syndicated columnist, author of three books, professional speaker and advocate for adult basic education.
What You Will Learn:
- Ralph Peterson’s journey from high school dropout to business owner
- Opportunities for deals in the long-term care industry
- How Peterson’s passion for teaching and public speaking led to the formation of his business
- Peterson’s business model for developing programs
- The growth strategy for Peterson’s business
- Company culture and its importance at any size
- Peterson’s plans for the future of the company.
- The new business model Peterson is creating with a focus on adult education
How to connect with Ralph Peterson:
- Website: www.ralphpeterson.com
- New Book: Congratulations! Now Get Over Yourself: Confessions of a Management Development Coach
- Twitter: @ralphpeterson08
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