Entrepreneurship and innovation are at the heart of the teaching and research of the Belk College of Business. The Belk College is offering a new public speaker series called Entrepreneurial Decisions. During each talk, entrepreneurs in the Charlotte region discuss the decisions they made, such as starting their businesses as individual founders versus teams, acquiring the right amount and type of capital at the right time, starting a business as a student versus learning on someone else’s dime, handling gender and race-related challenges, overcoming setbacks and more. Leading entrepreneurs from the Charlotte community participating in the course include Belk College alumni Bryan Delaney (Skookum), Calvin Brock (Jack and Landlords), Chris Elmore (AvidXchange) and Manuel Zapata (Zapata, Inc.). Sessions will be open to the business community this spring 2019: February 25, April 3 and April 11.