Jim is known for this belief that entrepreneurship is not about creativity, risk, or passion. Jim’s first book, School for Startups, was published by McGraw-Hill in June 2011 and reached as high as number 9 on Amazon’s business section. Promoting the book, he has done over 100 radio interviews, was featured in a UPS commercial, was referred to as the Simon Cowell of venture capital by CNN, and was excerpted by Entrepreneur magazine and the Wall Street Journal India.
Reached #9 on Amazon business section.
Operating in 39 states and in three countries.
Most influential citizens by Georgia Trend Magazine.
Georgia State University.
At the age of 25, Jim founded American Computer Experience. From 1993 to 2000, Jim grew the company with no capital infusion to $12 million in annual revenue and to over 60 permanent and 700 temporary employees, operating in 39 states and in three countries. The company was the world’s largest technology training company for children, and enjoyed corporate tie-ins with Microsoft, Intel, Lego, NASA, and many others. In 2000, Jim closed two rounds of venture funding, one for $2.4 million and another for $6.4 million. Jim was selected as one of the “Forty under Forty” most influential citizens by Georgia Trend magazine, and he appeared on NPR, MBNBC, CNN, and in the New York Times, Wired, and Entrepreneur Magazine as an expert on technology and education.
In 2001, Jim joined the Institute of International Business at Georgia State University. He taught international entrepreneurship, with a focus on risk avoidance, creativity, and internet marketing skills, and was lectured at universities in Colorado, Texas, Utah, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, India, Dubai, and Egypt. In 2002, Jim started his first import/export firm, called TimelessChair.com. The firm was the result of a bet he made with a class. In 2009, Jim founded the School for Startups, a web resource devoted to teaching his philosophy of low risk entrepreneurship. He is Executive Director of a non-profit source on entrepreneurship for over 100 countries called InternationalEntrepreneurship.com. Jim has presented for or on behalf of Wells Fargo, Toshiba, UPS, SunTrust and others on topics as diverse as the “Future of Oil Scarcity,” “How to Export in a Down Economy,” and “Getting to Number One on Google.”
Author of “School for Startups,” Jim argues that entrepreneurship is not about creativity, risk, or passion. Featured in a UPS commercial, published by McGraw Hill, hired by SunTrust, Wells Fargo, and Toshiba, and featured speaker around the US and in Egypt, Dubai, Japan, Brazil, and India, he is a recognized leader in entrepreneurship.
I had such a great time on Jim’s show! It was not the usual interview–there was great back and forth, and he kept me on my toes. I am an attorney for artists and entrepreneurs, and he really explored the legal and practical issues that affect startups in an entertaining and provocative way.
Gold Dust Publicity represents lots of authors. We are always looking for “great radio” for our guests. Great radio starts with a host who cares, prepares thoroughly, understands the topic and treats the guest with respect. More than that, we are looking for shows with a big reach, ideally that cover multiple markets and potentially large audiences. Jim Beach and SFS Radio deliver great radio.
School For Startups is the best entrepreneurial radio show I’ve heard. Jim Beach is a true expert and asks really thoughtful questions which bring out new insights. After being a guest on the show I became an avid listener.
Jim Beach/SFSR are wonderful to work with. I count on Jim to always deliver a thoughtful and engaging interview.
Jim is an excellent show host, who delivers an insightful and entertaining interview. He is always a pleasure and joy to work with!
It was such an amazing opportunity to be on Jim Beach’s radio show! Here’s a guy who really does his homework! He asked questions only my mother would know to ask! Seriously… He really knows how to pull the very best insights from his guests and clearly delivers them to his listeners. I can’t wait to be on his show again!
Jim is a fantastic host. Always well-prepared, extremely knowledgeable, and laser-focused on bringing value to his listeners.
It’s an honor and a pleasure to be a guest on his show.
Jim Beach is a talented interviewer performing a great service to the entrepreneurial community. He handles his guests and his topics expertly. My wish for School for Startups Radio is simply that more stations carry the program.
I’ve been working with Jim Beach and School for Startups Radio for years, and it’s been a wonderful relationship! Jim is a pro–a great communicator, scheduling guests is simple, and he is always responsive to my pitches–and books most of them! SFSR is heard in some top radio markets-which makes for great exposure and happy clients. I look forward to continue working with Jim!
Jim Beach is a pleasure to work with and is very responsive. School for Startups Radio is a great platform.
Working with Jim Beach is the best. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Jim on more than one occasion, and have enjoyed them immensely. The interview process is organic, thought-provoking and a lot of fun and in that process, he made sure that my story was told. His willingness to use his platform to help others is noteworthy. He is a great host and an even better person.
I have been working with Jim and School for Startups for over a year now. I love sending my clients from Best Seller Publishing to him. Our clients are from every kind of business background and when I send them over I know it’s going to be great. Our clients always come back saying they had a great time. Thank you Jim!
School for Startups Radio offers exclusive access to a large and growing audience of business owners and entrepreneurs.
Considered to be one of the most engage business listener-ships on the radio today, School for Startups Radio boasts over 3 million listeners per month and a daily audience of 150,000+. School for Startups Radio is rich in content including editorials, interviews and advertising for businesses and entrepreneurs.
Past guests include Shark Tank judges, Shark Tank winners, the most visible entrepreneurship thought leaders, Fortune 500 CEO’s, top authors, renowned billionaires, 9 year olds with cool businesses, exciting millennial’s and award winning social media experts.