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EMC Entrepreneurial Fuel Newsletter

August, 2011 FUEL

Insights, updates and perspectives on entrepreneurship

  • Lavin VentureStart Competition
    Ideation and Trend Spotting Workshop
  • September 28, 2011 5:00 - 6:30 pm Learn More

1st Step to Writing an Effective Resume: the Career Summary

Start off your resume with a compelling summary of your skills, experience, and qualifications. Here's How.

Where Can You Find a Job in 2011?

Wall Street Journal has the answers. Read on to find out which industries are and are not hiring. Learn More>>

Starting a Business: The Idea Phase

"You know you want to start a business, but what do you do next? Here's how to find the perfect idea for your business..." Read more at

Interested in Entrepreneurship but Not Sure if You Want to Start a Company?

Then Venture For America may be the program for you! Become a VFA Fellow and get paid to work at a start-up in a lower cost city for two years. VFA is accepting applications for Summer 2012... Apply Now.

Alumni Spotlight

Jerry Halamuda, SDSU '72

Jerry Halamuda '72 is the Founder, CEO and President of Color Spot Nurseries, the nation's largest wholesale distributor of bedding plants. After graduating from the SDSU College of Business Administration, Halamuda and partner Michael Vukelich founded the company and began distributing high quality bedding plants, vegetables, herbs, shrubs and more to retail and commercial customers. Over the past few decades, the company has grown to operating 10 production facilities that ship to 26 states. Color Spot Nurseries also provides in-store merchandising, product displays, promotional planning, and product reordering services to customers including Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart, K-Mart, Rite-Aid, Kroger, and Orchard Supply. One reason for his company's success: "We don't like to live in the past."

Building the Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University serves SDSU students, entrepreneurs and business leaders through entrepreneurial curriculum, workshops, internships, resources and events. For information browse the Programs section of our website, subscribe to the Lavin Center Calendar and sign up for the Center's Entrepreneurial Fuel Newsletter. Entrepreneur resources such as the Lavin Center resume guide, marketing and business planning tools and more can be found in the Resources section of our site.

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