Opus College of Business

Associate Dean of Entrepreneurship Brian Abraham, with 2016 St. Thomas Business Plan collegiate division winner Jeremy Little

Unique Pontoons Cruises to Victory

The winner of the inaugural St. Thomas Business Plan Competition added more hardware to his growing trophy case. Jeremy Little, a junior who previously won the Fowler Business Concept Challenge and swept the aw...
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Professional Notes for Feb. 23, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty Michael Garrison, Tom Hickson, Mike Klein, Eric Stevens, Kevin Theissen, Artika Tyner and John Wendt; and staff Beth Middleton and Carolyn Paetzel.
David Deeds

Outside Consultant Features David Deeds

On Sunday, February 14, David Deeds, professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Deeds' advice fo...
Mary MacCarthy

Turning a Hug Into a Business

Mary MacCarthy '96 M.B.A. is the owner of Glorious Hugs, LLC, a social entrepreneurial venture with a goal you'll want to hug: alleviating loneliness in senior citizens through care packages filled with handmade art and other goodies that spark joy.
Unique Pontoons

You’re Gonna Need a Better Boat

Jeremy Little wanted to be an entrepreneur long before he knew what the word meant. In third grade, when his teacher passed out index cards and told the students to write down what they wanted to be when they g...
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Professional Notes for Feb. 2, 2016

This week's notes feature faculty members Mark DelCogliano, Shersten Johnson, Anne Klejment, Mark Neuzil, Aaron Sackett, Deborah Savage, Mark Stansbury-O'Donnell, Sister Katarina Schuth, Robert Werner and Kari Zimmerman; and staff members Pam Guarnera and Jeri Rockett.
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Let’s Get Creative: Talking Business with John Cleese

John Cleese may be best known for his work as Basil Fawlty in “Fawlty Towers,” for his many personas in “Monty Python,” or for his role in the movie “A Fish Called Wanda,” but he has a strong business pedigree ...
Mark Spriggs

Outside Consultant Features Mark Spriggs

On Monday, January 18, Mark Spriggs, professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Spriggs' advice ...
Jordan Drilling Solutions

Creating the American Dream

When Misael Jordan came to the United States from Panama in 1999, he found construction work drilling underground to lay cable, conduit and electrical wiring. He worked his way up to foreman, and in 2011 decide...
Alec Johnson

Outside Consultant Features Alec Johnson

On Sunday, December 6, Alec Johnson, an associate professor of entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas' Opus College of Business, was featured in the Star Tribune’s “Outside Consultant” column. Read Jo...
Ron Fowler '66, Nikhil Dama, Tim van Laarhoven, Laura Dunham, Ph.D. (Photo by Mike Ekern '02)

Home-cooked Meals Take Home Top Prize in Fowler

A platform to sell authentic, home-cooked meals, an online retailer of discount appliances and a menu reader for the blind, brought home the top prizes at the 7th annual Fowler Business Concept Challenge.Th...