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Professor Michael G. Goldsby, Ph.D.

Professor Michael G.  Goldsby
  • Ball State University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
The bottom line is that anyone can come up with a great business idea if they’re willing to take the time to learn the right skills and build the right toolkit to get it done.

Dr. Michael G. Goldsby is the Stoops Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship and Executive Director of the Entrepreneurship Center in the Miller College of Business at Ball State University. He earned his undergraduate degree in Business Economics and Public Policy from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, his master’s degree in Economics from Indiana State University, and his doctorate in Strategic Management and Business Ethics from the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, where he was awarded the Jack Hoover Award for Teaching Excellence.

Professor Goldsby’s current research focuses on recognition and development of opportunities, design, innovation, and applied creativity. He is a member of many management professional organizations and offers consulting and workshop services to companies, communities, and universities. In addition to his numerous refereed journal articles, Dr. Goldsby coauthored Innovation Acceleration: Transforming Organizational Thinking, and his research has been reported by major international media outlets, including CBS, MSNBC, CNN, and the Associated Press. His study on entrepreneurship and fitness was covered by Runner’s World, Prevention magazine, Muscle & Fitness, and Health magazine.

In his spare time, Dr. Goldsby enjoys athletic pursuits. He has run 25 marathons, including eight Boston Marathons, and he completed his first IRONMAN Triathlon in 2012.

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"The Entrepreneur's Toolkit is very well put together and easy to follow. I highly recommend these courses to anyone who is thinking of starting a new business or someone who wants their existing business to grow."

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6 Courses and Sets

  1. The Entrepreneur's Toolkit Sale

    The Entrepreneur's Toolkit

    Michael G. Goldsby
    4.6 out of 5
    89% of reviewers would recommend this series
    (28)
    Save up to $200.00 Starting at $29.95 $69.95 $29.95$69.95
    According to the Small Business Administration, two-thirds of all new businesses fail in their first decade of operation. What does it take to become a winner? These 24 half-hour lectures teach you how to get started and overcome the many obstacles on the path to a successful venture, whatever your endeavor. By following Professor Goldsby’s proven path, you can embark on your own enterprise with confidence.
  2. (Set) The Entrepreneur's Toolkit & The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal Set

    (Set) The Entrepreneur's Toolkit & The Art of Negotiating the Best Deal

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $299.90 Starting at $299.90 $539.90 $299.90$539.90
    Gain a deeper understanding of entrepreneurship, and how to negotiate the best deal with your clients, vendors, and business partners in this set of courses. Begin by exploring the tools you need to be successful as an entrepreneur. Then dive into negotiation, and how to make sure you get the best outcome in any scenario where there are competing interests.
  3. (Set) Entrepreneur's Toolkit & Effective Communication Skills Set

    (Set) Entrepreneur's Toolkit & Effective Communication Skills

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    What do Walt Disney, Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and other legendary entrepreneurs have to teach about success? Learn their stories and secrets—and how you can turn your dream into a thriving enterprise—with The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit. These great entrepreneurs are excellent communicators—hone this essential talent with Effective Communication Skills.
  4. (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit Set on sale

    (Set) Critical Business Skills for Success & The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $698.00 Starting at $84.90 $196.90 $84.90$196.90
    Gain a deeper understanding of business with this set of courses. Start by learning the five fundamentals you need to know to achieve success in business. Then explore tips and tricks to becoming a successful entrepreneur.
  5. (Set) Entrepreneur's Toolkit & Critical Decision Making  Set

    (Set) Entrepreneur's Toolkit & Critical Decision Making

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $279.90 Starting at $279.90 $524.90 $279.90$524.90
    Achieve your entrepreneurial dreams with The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit. Two-thirds of all new businesses fail in their first decade, but this step-by-step guide can help you avoid common pitfalls, fully develop your business plan (your company’s map to a successful venture), and take charge of your life. Use skills from The Art of Critical Decision Making to approach your business decisions with confidence and...
  6. (Set) Entrepreneur's Toolkit & Understanding Investments Set

    (Set) Entrepreneur's Toolkit & Understanding Investments

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    With The Entrepreneur’s Toolkit, you get the tools of great entrepreneurs to transform your ideas into profitable products and services, plus tips to avoid typical problems. Today’s marketplace is very competitive, and entrepreneurs need every advantage they can secure. Get a clear picture of your business’s investment opportunities in today’s financial markets with Understanding Investments.
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