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CEO of Technology Solutions Talks Life Plan, Not Just Business Plan

Published May 28, 2014

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Steve Futrell (BBA89), CEO, Technology Solutions

Steve Futrell (BBA '89), CEO,
Technology Solutions

Turning Dreams to Reality may have been the theme of the annual Sesi Midwest Entrepreneurship Conference February 14 at EMU, but maintaining a balance between your life and your business is just as important, according College of Business alum, and keynote speaker Steve Futrell. Steve stressed a new kind of entrepreneurship focused on a balanced life via a life business plan. Futrell is CEO and founder of Technology Solutions, a global telecommunications company based out of Livonia, Michigan. In order to be a leader, one must be well-balanced, and if you did not have balance in all areas of life, you would never be fulfilled. "Success without fulfillment is the ultimate failure," says Futrell. "I hope the students enjoyed my presentation as I certainly enjoy speaking to them in this type of environment."

Melanie Bergeron, CEO of Two Men and a Truck was the breakfast keynote speaker and breakout session speakers included Walter Blake Knoblock, founder of Felix Exi and EMU alumnus, Jessica French, owner of Sidetrack Bar and Grill, Amanda Edmonds, founder of Growing Hope, a nonprofit organization in Ypsilanti and Kathy King, founder of the Michigan Dance Project. "I'm so happy I was invited to speak and greatly enjoyed my time meeting students and networking," said King. "I am glad to see EMU keeping young entrepreneurs inspired and challenged."

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