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A Woman Business Owner's Multi-Million Dollar Success Story: Do What You Love, the Money Will Follow

This past teleclass was recorded and transcribed for your convenience. Listen to the recorded audio or read the written transcript:

Class Overview

Kim Kleeman of Shakespeare Squared candidly speaks about creating her successful company, ground up. She'll share simple yet savvy pointers such as beginning her day over coffee with her two most trusted advisors (her parents) and not conducting a meeting with just one person. Hear her inspiring story and practical tips.

The teleclass moderator is Inc. Magazine Editor, Jane Berentson.  She served as the moderator for five programs in 2008, giving a fresh spin on issues that matter most: managing people, finances, sales, marketing and technology.

Our Speaker

Kim KleemanKim Kleeman started her career as a teacher but after a few hardships, she discovered a different part of the education sector. Kleeman made the jump to the business side and developed Shakespeare Squared. It is a full-service educational company that creates everything from textbooks to lesson plans to Web sites for textbook and trade book publishers. Shakespeare Squared, based out of Glenview, Ill., is now a $2.3 million company, after a three year 815 percent growth spurt, and is comprised of almost all women.

Founded in 2003, Shakespeare Squared has received a number of prestigious awards; including the Inc. 500 "Fastest Growing Private Companies in America" and Working Mother magazine added the business to its "Best Small Companies" list in 2007. For Kleeman's dedication to her company, she was given the Business Ledger's Entrepreneurial Excellence Award as "Today's Young Entrepreneur." She has also been featured in respected media outlets such as Inc. Magazine, Chicago Sun-Times and Crain's Chicago Business.

Additional Resources

The views expressed by Kim Kleeman are her own and not necessarily the views of any member companies of the Principal Financial Group. The Principal Financial Group and its members are providing these telecasts as a courtesy to give you the option to explore information on the subject matter presented. The Principal did not create and does not claim any responsibility for the content within this presentation.

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