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CSU Forum: What’s Life Like for an Entrepreneur?

Serial Entrepreneur Jeff Hoffman provides insights on entrepreneurship

Jeff HoffmanJeff Hoffman, serial entrepreneur from one of the world’s largest e-commerce companies, will headline a public forum at Cleveland State University on what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur. The event, which will be moderated by Alexandria Johnson Boone, President and CEO of GAP Communications Group, a full-service marketing, PR firm, will present Hoffman’s insights on entrepreneurship, running a company and transitioning from a start-up into a successful business enterprise. The forum will be held from 3 pm to 4:30 pm, Tuesday, August 1 in CSU’s Monte Ahuja College of Business, Room 118. Seating is limited. To reserve your seat today, call Ms. Colleen Wright at 216.687.9394 or email at

“Jeff Hoffman is an extraordinarily successful businessman and a pioneer in e commerce,” says Sandra Golden, coordinator of multicultural engagement and student success Initiatives at CSU and organizer of the event. “His story and insights will serve as an inspiration to our students and assist them in taking the steps needed to be successful in their own careers.”

Jeff Hoffman is a successful CEO, motivational speaker, author and film producer. He is a serial entrepreneur from,, and ColorJar. Hoffman is the co-author of Scale: Seven Proven Principles to Grow Your Business and Get Your Life Back and currently serves on the board of directors of the Global Entrepreneurship Network and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Startup Initiative.

In addition to running her own business for 23 years, Boone is the founder of the Women of Color Foundation, an organization founded in 2002, to provide leadership, career and entrepreneurial development & training programs for women and girls of all colors.  

For more information about the forum and other programs offered by CSU’s Office of Inclusion and Multicultural Engagement, visit