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Confessions of an Entrepreneur in Northwest Arkansas with University of Arkansas Professor Mark Zweig

About the Show:  

Are you an entrepreneur looking to start, build, and run a business? Are you sick of hearing generic advice and tips that don’t work? If your answer is yes, then this podcast episode is for you! 

Mark Zweig, Founder of Inc 500/5000 companies and a business savant, is here to share his knowledge and experience discussing his book, Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Simple Wisdom for Starting, Building, and Running a Business. 

Bob Lutz, a former vice chairman of General Motors, says it best: “I highly recommend this book to anyone thinking of creating their own business. Mark Zweig has a well-deserved record of success as an entrepreneur, and he shares his vast knowledge and experience. It’s filled with practical how-to advice, and he never fails to emphasize the key traits common to success: a positive belief in the idea and a willingness to take the necessary risks.” 

Mark Zweig will help you to understand the fundamentals of entrepreneurship and guide you to find the success you have been searching for.

Mark Zweig is a Founder of 3-time Inc 500 companies, a University of Arkansas Walton School of Business Professor, and a friend to many. He is the former owner of Zweig White and Associates, which then became Zweig Group. His expertise and business knowledge have made a lasting impression on students and entrepreneurs in Northwest Arkansas and beyond. 

His latest book, Confessions of an Entrepreneur: Simple Wisdom for Starting, Building, and Running a Business, is filled with practical advice and emphasizes the key traits common to success. Tune into this I am Northwest Arkansas episode to learn more about Mark Zweig and his book.

Mark outlined six steps you need to follow to find success in business.:

  1. Have a positive belief in your business idea and be willing to take the necessary risks.
  2. Reach out to mentors and people with experience in the field.
  3. Utilize resources available to you, such as universities and other educational institutions.
  4. Take advantage of networking opportunities.
  5. Assemble a team of experts to help you along the way.
  6. Have a plan and stick to it.    

All this and more on this episode of I am Northwest Arkansas.

Important Links and Mentions on the Show*:

Mark Zweig on LinkedIn

Mark Zweig Inc.

Zweig Group

This episode is sponsored by*:

Signature Bank of Arkansas  

Signature Bank was founded here in Northwest Arkansas in 2005. Their focus is personal and community banking. When you bank with a community bank, you’re investing in local businesses, local entrepreneurs, local charities, and the causes close to home. Signature Bank has worked hard to earn its tagline, “Community Banking at its Best.”

You may ask why bank at Signature? 

Because they put the focus on the customer instead of on having a branch on every corner, this means you can have your questions answered by a real person, whether you’re reaching out to the call center or your banker’s cell phone. You can access any ATM in the country without fear of a fee.  They will refund all of those fees at the end of every month. Finally, they are constantly improving their digital offerings to make sure you can access the best financial tools from your laptop, phone, or tablet 24 hours a day.

Signature Bank of Arkansas is a full-service bank offering traditional checking and savings accounts, investment accounts, business and personal loans, and mortgages.


Give the folks at Signature Bank a call (479-684-4700) or visit their website Signature.Bank and let them know you heard about them on the I am Northwest Arkansas Podcast. 


Signature Bank of Arkansas is a Member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing Lender.  


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