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Earl Blanks Discusses Influence of Entrepreneurship In Community

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  • Date Added : 11/19/04
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Earl Blanks

  • Owner, Party City
  • male
  • AfricanAmerican
  • 1950 (Age: 71 years old)
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
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Biography

Earl Blanks is a former owner of a Party City franchise. Prior to his involvement with Party City, Blanks had started a small consulting business, the Small Business Marketing Planning Center, which provided marketing consulting services to smaller companies that generated $3-5 M per year in sales. Prior to that experience, Blanks worked at Procter & Gamble for over 7 years. Earl Blanks received his undergraduate degree from University of Arkansas and his MBA from Cornell University.

The desire to be an entrepreneur, really started sort of early in my career growing up as a teenager. I grew up in a special community situation. We had in my community a predominately African American college. And at that college, there were quite a few educated blacks and many of them ran their...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 21 Earl Blanks Discusses Influence of Entrepreneurship In Community
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
  • 11/19/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 1 min. 47 sec.
Video 2 of 21 Earl Blanks Discusses Decision To Attend Cornell For MBA
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
  • 11/19/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 3 min. 9 sec.
Video 3 of 21 Earl Blanks Discusses First Work Experience At Procter & Gamble and First Experiences as Entrepreneur
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
  • 11/19/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 6 min. 3 sec.
Video 4 of 21 Earl Blanks Discusses Importance of Understanding Consumer
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
  • 11/19/04
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  • 2 min. 39 sec.
Video 5 of 21 Earl Blanks Discusses Challenge of Wearing Many Hats As An Entrepreneur
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
  • 11/19/04
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  • 1 min. 30 sec.
Video 6 of 21 Earl Blanks Discusses Partnership With Wife
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
  • 11/19/04
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Video 7 of 21 Earl Blanks Shares Thoughts on Entrepreneurship and Risk
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
  • 11/19/04
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Video 8 of 21 Earl Blanks Discusses Franchising and Exit Strategy
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
  • 11/19/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 1 min. 59 sec.
Video 9 of 21 Earl Blanks Discusses Research Performed Prior To Starting Party City Franchise
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
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  • 1 min. 19 sec.
Video 10 of 21 Earl Blanks Discusses Value Proposition of Party City
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
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Video 11 of 21 Earl Blanks Discusses Cash Flow
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
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  • 1 min. 30 sec.
Video 12 of 21 Earl Blanks States Employees Project Image To Customers
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
  • 11/19/04
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  • 2 min. 30 sec.
Video 13 of 21 Earl Blanks Shares Thoughts on Franchising
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
  • 11/19/04
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  • 2 min. 3 sec.
Video 14 of 21 Earl Blanks Discusses How To Evaluate A Franchise Opportunity
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
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  • 2 min. 35 sec.
Video 15 of 21 Earl Blanks Discusses Attributes Essential For Maintaining Balance
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
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Video 16 of 21 Earl Blanks Discusses Importance of Family Life
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
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Video 17 of 21 Earl Blanks Shares Thoughts on Redevelopment of Inner Cities
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
  • 11/19/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 3 min. 2 sec.
Video 18 of 21 Earl Blanks States Business Development Is Key To Building Inner City Areas
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
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Video 19 of 21 Earl Blanks Shares Thoughts on Perseverance
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
  • 11/19/04
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  • 1 min. 32 sec.
Video 20 of 21 Earl Blanks Shares Thoughts on Role Models and Leaders
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
  • 11/19/04
  • Earl Blanks
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Video 21 of 21 Earl Blanks Discusses Importance of Flexibility
  • Earl Blanks - Interview - Party City
  • 11/19/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 2 min. 35 sec.