Dr. Yvonne Doll, Walden DBA faculty, co-presents Nov. 6 webinar exploring key considerations of starting and running a successful business

Nely Galán

Nely Galán

Dr. Yvonne Doll

Dr. Yvonne Doll

Minneapolis—Oct. 16, 2014—More and more people, especially women, are realizing that entrepreneurship may hold the key to career fulfillment and future financial security. Nely Galán, self-made media mogul, real estate executive and women's empowerment advocate, will join Dr. Yvonne Doll, faculty member in the Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) program at Walden University, to present a free, one-hour webinar, “Top 10 Questions to Consider Before Starting Your Own Business,” on Thursday, Nov. 6, at 1 p.m. Eastern time. The webinar, sponsored by Walden’s School of Management and The Adelante Movement, a grassroots initiative that empowers Latinas financially and entrepreneurially in the U.S., will provide tips and best practices for starting and growing a business in today’s marketplace.

Galán and Dr. Doll will share their inspirational stories while exploring key considerations of starting and running a business. Participants will learn how to decide whether owning a business fits their lifestyle and passions, determine a market need for their product or service, define their target customers and evaluate the competitive landscape. In addition, the webinar will cover the concept of writing a business plan and identifying sources to help with start-up costs.

“To be a business owner, you have to be motivated by the desire to have your work amount to something that is truly yours,” said Galán. “Entrepreneurs are seekers who want to learn and want to grow. Higher education plays an important role in helping to transform opportunities for women and men who aspire to become business owners, by arming them with additional knowledge and resources that will help them become more successful.”

Galán, a first-generation immigrant, was the first Latina president of the Telemundo television network. She is an Emmy Award-winning producer of more than 600 television episodes in Spanish and English, including the FOX reality series “The Swan.” Galán appeared on NBC’s “The Celebrity Apprentice” with Donald Trump and has presented on “The View” as a guest expert. She is also founder of The Adelante Movement, a grassroots initiative that unites and supports Latinas socially, economically and politically in the U.S.

Dr. Yvonne Doll, a member of the second class that admitted women to West Point, served around the world for 26 years in the U.S. Army as a security officer, operations officer, comptroller, commander and leadership teacher. During this time, she was also a wife, mother and student in bachelor’s and master’s degrees programs. As a professor, she has served as chair and mentor for many doctoral students and their research studies, including one on the characteristics of successful female entrepreneurs. In Walden’s D.B.A. program, she teaches doctoral courses including B2B Marketing, Sustainability and Change Management.

Walden’s School of Management offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs in business and management to help entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge they need to succeed. To learn more, call an enrollment advisor at 1-855-203-7874 or visit www.waldenu.edu/colleges-schools/school-of-management.

About Walden University
For more than 40 years, Walden University has supported working professionals in achieving their academic goals and making a greater impact in their professions and their communities. Today, more than 50,000 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries are pursuing their bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees online at Walden. The university provides students with an engaging educational experience that connects them with expert faculty and peers around the world. Walden is the flagship online university in the Laureate International Universities network—a global network of more than 75 campus-based and online universities in 29 countries.

Walden offers more than 80 degree programs with more than 370 specializations and concentrations. Areas of study include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, social work, education, public health, nursing, public administration and information technology. For more information, visit www.WaldenU.edu. Walden University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, www.hlcommission.org.

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