Car Dealership Start-Up by James Salinas

Growing up I had no idea what I wanted to accomplish as a young adult. I had no idea what to study for in college. I had many mixed emotions about whether or not to attend college for a better future. I ended up attending a two-year community college and earned my associate's degree in … Continue reading Car Dealership Start-Up by James Salinas

Interview With Robert Braathe

Robert Braathe, founder and owner of BE Your Start and Braathe Enterprises, has many years of experience from major American companies including GAP, Disney, and Apple. He has the special ability and unseen willingness to pass on his knowledge and experience from these companies to young people from all around the world, helping them start … Continue reading Interview With Robert Braathe

#Startup802 Update – Student Businesses Up and Running in Bennington, VT

We've had 5 classes of #Startup802 - The Entrepreneurial Mindset here in Bennington, VT in conjunction with CCV and The Lightning Jar, and here are some updates on some of the participants in our programs. Class #1 - Fall 2017 Michelle Marrocco is growing her practice offering voice and violin lessons. Check out her website … Continue reading #Startup802 Update – Student Businesses Up and Running in Bennington, VT

TrepCon at Fordham University

On Saturday, February 23, Robert Braathe traveled down to New York City to experience Fordham University 8th annual TrepCon. TrepCon is an event put on every year by the Fordham Entrepreneurship society and Fordham Gabelli School of Business, the day consisted of speakers and panels across many different fields discussing their successes in entrepreneurship and … Continue reading TrepCon at Fordham University

Encouraging and Managing Idea Creation

This is a research paper I wrote in 2010 for my Managing Creativity in the Organization PhD class - Robert Braathe As CEO of my company, I’d encourage freedom of expression, creative thinking, and innovation in order to generate significant idea creation. Harvard Business Press (2003) indicates that businesses that flow along an S-Curve when … Continue reading Encouraging and Managing Idea Creation

Early Startup Community Tips

Startup Communities always start out small and become bigger well known communities. Many of these communities are outside of branded and popular startups such as Silicon Valley. There comes many tips on how to become a successful start up in your own community by effectively knowing how to recruit the right people and having planned … Continue reading Early Startup Community Tips

Braathe Volunteers as a Judge at the Greater Capital Region STEAM Expo

For the second year in a row, Robert Braathe served as a volunteer evaluator for the Greater Capital Region STEAM Expo in Colonie, NY. Robert volunteered with over 20 others from the Albany area community to critique high school student projects from Hudson Falls, Colonie and other areas. See a list of the participants below: