Intelligence is Not Necessary for Success
"Don't get me wrong: The leaders of great companies are generally smart, but they aren't necessarily smarter than those of the companies they compete against. The truth is that intelligence, knowledge, and domain expertise are vastly overrated as the driving forces behind competitive advantage and sustainable success." - Patrick Lencioni, expert in Business Management
A 2015 Interview with College Pro Founder, Greig Clark
A couple of years ago, we had the chance to talk to Greig Clark, the man behind College Pro. Get ready for a trip down memory lane, as we tell the story of a 17 year old whose search to make more cash turned into the company we know and love.
How a cold email convinced Seth Godin to mentor this entrepreneur
Catherine Hoke started the Prison Entrepreneurship Program, which provides entrepreneurship and career training for incarcerated men. With an initial budget of $230,000, it skyrocketed to $2.5M over 4 years. Hoke took a chance and emailed Seth Godin to speak to her trainees...and he said yes. Now, he continues to engage, and even funded the publishing of her book.
Stories of a College Pro Alum
As developers of entrepreneurs, nothing is better than hearing the success stories of our people. Our franchisees are often university or college students trying their hand at running a business, and many go on to embrace those entrepreneurial roots in their careers.
College Pro Entrepreneur Summit: A Reflection
We went to San Francisco for the 2018 Entrepreneur Summit. The annual summit aims to provide franchisees with a valuable experience, and kick-start their operating season. Our third year franchisee, Cameron Lancaster, operating out of Burlington ON was generous enough to let us post his reflection on what the event meant to him.
I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.
This year at College Pro, the theme is Accountability. All of our conversations revolve around accountability to each other, to our customers, and to ourselves. Recently, one of our full time staff members brought up this poem by William Ernest Henley, and how the last stanza of the poem is a perfect reminder to stay accountable. Take a look!
College Pro: Expectations v. Reality
The incredible support of the College Pro team will help you through every issue that may arise. You’ll be able to look to more experienced franchisees as examples and for advice. And your coach is always just a phone call away, ready to talk you through problems that come up and celebrate your successes. College Pro is a team of supportive entrepreneurs, you’ll never be all on your own. And with time, you’ll feel more and more confident as an independent franchisee.
Six Business Mistakes Every New Entrepreneur Should Avoid
January marks the time of year where a lot of College Pro franchisees are amping up to start up their businesses, either to do it all again, or for the first time. We thought it could be good to share what some experts call the biggest mistakes you can make.