Ahlers Center for International Business Speaker Series: Rich Yousko

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Ahlers Center for International Business Speaker Series: Rich Yousko

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Location

Mother Rosalie Hill Hall, Room 102

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

$0

Details

“Building a Business to Withstand an Evolving Retail Landscape”

The entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well in the United States.  Mr. Yousko will recount his entrepreneurial journey over the past 20+ years that he has developed and sold consumer products.  His company, SJ Creations, has survived and thrived by developing an infrastructure sourcing in the U.S. and China to serve and adapt to an ever-changing retail world.  What happens when your first order is for $250,000 and your only asset is a 2002 Suburban?  What happens when the ports go on strike and your containers are stuck on a dock in Mexico?  What happens when a 40-ft container arrives at your house?  What happens when a major retailer asks you if you know how to make a “salt scrub” for the first time?  Mr. Yousko wrote his business plan in his first MBA class and today, he and his wife are “living the dream”.