By SAMANTHA BELCHER, Student Life Editor
Traverse City Pie Company founders Mike and Denise Busley will be talking with students at the College of Business on December 5 from 4:30-6 p.m. The event will be held at Fairlane Center South in Dining Room D.
Tim Davis, director of iLabs, said the Busley’s will be discussing the hard work and commitment that goes into building a business as well as giving back to the community.
“It’s not just about making $1 million,” Davis said.
According to Davis, this event was made possible by a state grant given to Michigan public universities in order to help future entrepreneurs.
“(College of Business) gets a chance to bring in founders of Michigan based companies to tell their story,” he said.
The College of Business has brought in a number of Michigan based companies, such as Biggby Coffee, to talk with students.
“(We have) quite a few great franchises from Michigan,” Davis added.
Davis said the Busley’s tell an encouraging story of how their business was started. They also tell students not to worry about fear.
“Students have a certain fear of failure,” he added.
According to Davis, the College of Business has information saying that students want to see successful entrepreneurs adding that listening to entrepreneurs is a great way to learn.
“You have to define your own future careers,” Davis said, adding that being adaptive is going to help students in their future careers.