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Monday, April 19, 2010
Business Builders Club at The Ohio State University - Update 4.19.10
This Week: Rob Nicholson
Tuesday's meeting will be in the Ohio Union's Ohio Staters, Inc. Traditions Room at 8:00 pm.
Robert Nicholson is a serial and social entrepreneur with companies in home healthcare, real estate, auto racing, t-shirts, and more. He started as a sole proprietor after high school when he purchased his first duplex. Robert used this first investment to invest in several more rental properties. He next moved onto the home healthcare industry with the formation of Better Living Now, Inc. which provides residential services for individuals with MRDD.
While in college at Ohio State University, Robert was President of the Business Builders Club and a two time finalist in the Deloitte Fisher Business Plan Competition and a finalist in the Social Entrepreneur Business Plan Competition. The Business Builders Club was the top award winning organization at Ohio State's Fisher College of Business during Rob's time as President. The business plans he wrote while in college raised $750,000 in startup capital and have generated three startup companies which have created over fifty jobs and millions in revenues. One of those companies, Dirt Tracks Inc., currently owns and operates Midway Speedway in Crooksville, OH and is working on the acquisition of two additional tracks. Currently, Rob is the Executive Director of The Nicholson Center where he is working on his newest venture which provides day habilitation programming and employment opportunities to MRDD adults. This not for profit company began providing services through Medicaid in February of 2009. This company allows Robert to run a social enterprise and put his business talents to work while improving his community.
Next Week: BBC Leadership Transition!
Next week, the leadership of the Business Builders Club will transition and our new President will be announced. Following a few words from our outgoing President, Luke Barbara, we will break for a social event!
Showcase - Entrepreneurship Scholarships
Since everybody loves free money, and you clearly love entrepreneurship, why not apply for a scholarship from Fisher? Click the link below for more information!