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How to be successful in today's economy with your own busine

tutoring & advice

 with David Langlais

short description:
President of foundation to help entrepreneurs; MBA graduate; B.S. in Communications and Marketing
long description:
I am a succcessful business owner of 56 years old. I have owned and operated 4 businesses successfully during my career. I have taught seminars nationally on Desktop Publishing, Database Marketing and How to select and purchase software and hardware. I am president and founder of The Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence, Incorporated, a nonprofit corporation legally chararted in Missouri to assist entrepreneurs to build successful and sustainable businesses. I have a 4.0 gpa on a 4.0 scale from Colorado Technical University in my online MBA studies with a concentration in Information Technology Management.

I know what to do to start a business and avoid the pitfalls 55% of business owners fall into and loose their business. I am a Chamber of Commerce Member, have won numerous awards for marketing excellence, have owned four successful businesses, and an honest and caring guy wanting to help others. I worked for years as a counselor for disabled people helping them achieve their dream of self employment. I can tell you what to do and what not to do. I can forewarn you about dangers during self-employment. I can be your adhoc silent partner to make sure you become successful. I do not want ownership in your enterprise, I only want to see you succeed.

I am an extremely intelligent, educated businessman and care about people in a profound way. I will not mislead you, but I will do my best to help you.
level of difficulty:
all welcome
minimum class size:
fee comments:
Per hour, session fees. Negotiable to some extent. Personal attention provided when needed. Group sessions. $15.00 USD per hour for session.
 session structure





How to be successful in today's economy with your own busine

live session

President of foundation to help entrepreneurs; MBA graduate; B.S. in Communications and Marketing

1h 0m

languages: English
fee: 15US$  (150lp)
payment: at booking
delivery method: live online and self-paced

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United States

David Langlais

description of :
Previous administrator for 8 years at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois and Hanover College, Hanover Indiana. Currently president of The Foundation for Entrpreneurial Excellence, Incorporated ( Work with many clients regionally in starting successful and sustainable businesses.
Teacher's qualifications:
Taught seminars nationally, college administrator, business owner. Resume below:
EDUCATION: B.S., Journalism & Mass Communications, 1976, Kansas State University;
Masters in Business Administration. Currently enrolled at Colorado Technical University – Online. 4.0 g.p.a. To graduate in March, 2011

COMPUTER SKILLS: Computer proficient in numerous programs on both PC and MacIntosh systems including Windows based Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; QuickBooks Pro; and several publishing programs.

7/2009 to present The Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence Inc., St. Joseph, MO
President of nonprofit organization to help small businesses

1/2005 to 6/2009 Integral Solutions, Inc. Kansas City, MO
Consultant, Business Development and Marketing Services
Closed business to open The Foundation for Entrepreneurial Excellence

1/1998 to 12/2004 Creative Endeavors Inc., St. Joseph, MO
Owner of Marketing Services Company for local healthcare firms

12/1988 to 12/1997 DataGuard Incorporated, St. Joseph, MO
Chief Executive Officer and primary account executive for sales
Sold business to another concern after 10 years

12/1987 to 11/1988 Padgett-Thompson Company, Leawood, KS
Seminar Developer and National Presenter

6/1984 to 12/1987 Publication Management Services / Ergosyst Associates, Lawrence, KS
Director of Production and Marketing

6/1982 to 6/1984 Knox College, Galesburg, IL
Director of Public Relations

2/1979 to 5/1982 Hanover College, Hanover, IN
Director of Public Relations

1/1977 to 1/1979 Front Range Journal, Idaho Springs, CO
News Editor, First Job after graduating KSU Journalism School

Darlene Evans, Regional Manager for AFLAC, St. Joseph, MO. Office: 816 364-3087 / Cell: 816 387-7982

Lynn Stoll-Weaver, Marketing Director, Silver Linings Healthcare, Inc. (formerly Homeward Bound Health Services, Inc.), 3501 Gene Field Road, St. Joseph, MO. Office: 816 232-7800 / Cell: 816 262-9826

Dawn Ankrom-Brown, Administrator, Silver Linings Healthcare, Inc. Office: 816 232-7800 / Cell: 816 294-4748
Home Phone: 816 689-4051 Note: Mrs. Ankrom-Brown is currently working at home recovering from surgery. She will be happy to answer any questions about marketing assistance I have provided to two companies she has managed.

Rev. Duke Tufty, Minister, Unity Temple on the Plaza, Kansas City, MO Office: 816 561-4466


• Established document conversion and computer-aided drafting firm in the Midwest specializing in services for architects, engineers, manufacturers and other companies committed to converting their previously produced blueprints and drawings into digital form. Served as CEO and primary salesman of DataGuard Incorporated for ten years.

• Sold $1.8 million in services by the end of second year in business as DataGuard entered the market of television cable company map conversion and ultimately converted all maps of this type in a 5-state area as these businesses utilized DataGuard’s computer files to re-engineer the electronics for digital television transmission.

• Develop business plans for individuals who have business concepts, but need assistance to produce a comprehensive presentation including marketing strategies and funding source information

• Worked as a counselor for Jewish Vocational Services, Kansas City, for two years covering northwest Missouri. Wrote business plans for disabled individuals who were seeking support in starting their own business from the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

• Serviced 22 additional high-tech clients and coordinated the work of 38 illustrators, designers, artists, writers, editors and other contractors as owner/manager of Publication Management Services.


• Primary marketing consultant for several St. Joseph and Kansas City companies including two home health agencies, an internet gift shop, environmentally-friendly chemical cleaning firm, and an investment firm.

• Developed three seminars and instructional materials on Database Marketing, Desktop Publishing, and How to Select and Purchase Hardware And Software. Presented seminars nationally in major cities five days a week for a year.

• Developed effective communications program for Hanover College with alumni and friends of the college to support admissions recruitment and fund-raising. Assisted the president of the college of 28 years on image enhancement program.

• Established and managed satellite publishing firm for Ergosyst Associates, publisher of scientific literature on ergonomics, human factors and artificial intelligence. Produced twelve 600+ page annotated bibliographies and related sales literature for worldwide distribution.

• Cultivated and maintained major media contacts in region and nationally for Knox College which resulted in exposure on Good Morning America, The Today Show and national public television.

• Produced over 100 publications annually for admissions recruitment and alumni communications, including a quarterly magazine, at both Hanover College and Knox College for a total of eight years.

• Won twenty-seven awards for publication design and effectiveness from the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education.

• Successfully developed comprehensive business plans for disabled persons seeking financial assistance from the Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation.

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC)
Saint Joseph Area Chamber of Commerce
Kansas State University Alumni Association
Sigma Phi Epsilon Alumni Association
Colorado Technical University Online Business Club, Technology Club, New Students Club

's preferred teaching style:
Laid back, instructive, very easy to understand. Excellent communicator. Online chats with video and audio. Email responses immediately. Fair grading and opportunity to correct mistakes. Love students and want to help.

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