Want to start the new year with a business plan in your hand?

Here's a way.

Next month, I'm teaching in Otterbein College's MBA program: five full-day sessions on entrepreneurship.

The class features a parade of entrepreneurs who will drop in, describe their companies and — this is the best part — describe a challenge each has faced. Plus a banker will come by to talk about what funders seek in entrepreneurial businesses.

During four days in December, we will learn by debating the real-life challenges of real-life entrepreneurs. And everyone will work on a business plan to present at the last class in January. (For those who don't have a business idea, my friend Ryan Vesler will be there the entire time with his Homage Clothing. If you want, you can write a business plan for Homage.)

Here's a schedule of the activities and readings. It's still a working draft.

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You don't have to be a full-time Otterbein student. But you do have to be approved by the administration. To enroll in the class, click here.

Here's the official news release from Otterbein, lest you think I'm pulling your leg. 

However did this happen?
After this summer's speech on creativity at the Columbus Metropolitan Club, CMC's
president Shah Hasan (who just happens to be the director of
Otterbein's MBA program), laid a trail of Rolo candies all the way to

I teach for Rolos — quite possibly the world's finest candy.