How to Dream Big and Make the Hard Work of Starting a Business Worth It

Presented on: Tuesday, March 12th at 12:00 PM EDT

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The early days of starting a business aren’t easy; for many, it can be an arduous journey. Often, getting your idea off the ground and turning it into a successful company—especially if you don’t have many resources—means hours upon hours of doing painstaking, tedious tasks. What does it take to make your dreams of starting a business a reality? In this illuminating webinar, one of Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women, Liz Elting, speaks from her own experience of turning her dorm-room startup into a billion-dollar, global powerhouse. Delving into the many lessons from her debut Wall Street Journal bestselling book Dream Big and Win, Elting offers an inside look into the often grim realities of being an early-stage founder and how to take action and do the hard tasks at the beginning of your work to pay off in the long run. Elting will also impart best practices for leveraging limited resources to grow a business from the ground up and how a passion for what you’re working toward is critical to a successful entrepreneurial journey.

About the author: Liz Elting, Founder and CEO of the Elizabeth Elting Foundation, is an entrepreneur, business leader, bestselling author, linguaphile, philanthropist, feminist, and mother. After living, studying, and working in five countries across the globe, Liz founded TransPerfect out of an NYU dorm room in 1992 and served as co-CEO until 2018. Liz has been recognized as a NOW Woman of Power & Influence, American Express and Entrepreneur magazine's Woman of the Year, and one of Forbes’ Richest Self-Made Women every year since the list’s inception. Elting is an instant Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Dream Big and Win: Translating Passion into Purpose and Creating a Billion-Dollar Business.

The views expressed by presenters are their own and their appearance in a program does not imply an endorsement of them or any entity they represent. Reference to any specific product or entity does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation by Oakland University.