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Meet Mr. Russo

About the Program
Small Business Entrepreneurship is a one year program in which students learn to conceptualize, vet, and implement their entrepreneurial ideas. For more information, click on the "Small Business Ownership Program Page" link in the blue box to the right.
About the Instructor
  • Instructor at ROC since 2006.
  • California teaching credential in CTE Marketing, Sales, and Services.
  • BS, Human Resource Management, CSU Bakersfield.
  • MBA, CSU Bakersfield.
  • ROC Teacher of the Year, 2012
  • ROC’s Jim Burke Education Foundation Teacher of the Year nominee, 2011.
  • Co-owner, Russo’s Books, 1989 – Present.
  • Adjunct faculty, Bakersfield Adult School & KHSD Career Resource Dept., 2006 – Present.
  • Adjunct faculty, Bakersfield College & Kern Community College District, 2001 – Present.
  • KHSD job training instructor / Support Services Technician, 1989-1996.
  • Previously co-owned Career Concepts (job search consulting firm).
  • Retail / Shipping & Receiving experience at The Broadway, Gottschalks, and Montgomery Ward, 1981 – 1990.
  • 34 years retail experience; 23 years in education & job search assistance (simultaneously, I’m not that old!).
  • Served on and presided over multiple community boards and associations.
  • Married with 3 children, all four of whom have taken ROC classes while in high school. As should you!


Recent Posts

Change the world. Start this morning.

One task completed, leads to the next. Time to get serious ...

Never give in. Never never never!

This isn't a junior high track meet. This is the finals of the 1972 Olympics competing against the fastest people in the world.

Fail Better.

Don't wait until they tell you you are ready.
Ever failed? No matter. Try again. Fail better.

What makes you uncomfortable is the only way to grow.

You have 5 seconds to move from Idea to Action ... or just hit the snooze button. Your choice.

Russo's Books Marketplace Staff

So one of the great things of Small Business Ownership is assembling your team. It is kind of like one big family where you (as the boss) get to choose who you are related to.

$100 Startup FREE audio book

Recommended summer reading (or in this case "listening).
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