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Andy Dolce States Young Professionals Should Get Business Experience Before Becoming Entrepreneurs

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  • Date Added : 4/14/2009
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Andy Dolce

  • Founder, Dolce Hotels and Resorts
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1935 (Age: 86 years old)
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Biography

Andrew (Andy) J. Dolce founded Dolce International in 1981. Dolce turned the company into the world's leading conference center company in the hospitality industry, with 21 properties throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Dolce began his career in the meetings and hospitality industry while working for the American Management Association, where he managed 600 conferences a year, throughout the U.S. While there, Dolce recognized the need for both outstanding hotel facilities and a well-orchestrated meeting experience.

Dolce went on to become executive vice president for Harrison Conference Services. From there he moved to Houston and was responsible for the development and operation of the Houstonian, the first integrated hotel, conference center, spa and fitness center. After the successful completion of this project, Dolce made the final and decisive move to the meetings segment of the hospitality industry and started his own company.

Andrew Dolce studied Economics at Iona College. He earned a Master's Degree from Cornell University where he wrote and published a book on economics for the food industry. Dolce served in the U.S. Marine Corps, earning the rank of Captain.

I'd be very careful in terms of young people coming out of school, starting business. Unless you can come up with something very creative, innovative kind of product or service, and you're very passionate about it, and you're not coming out of school with a lot of debt, so there is not a lot of mon...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 17 Andy Dolce Discusses Impact From Experience in Marine Corps
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Video 2 of 17 Andy Dolce Discusses Path That Led To Getting Masters Degree At Cornell University
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Video 3 of 17 Andy Dolce Shares Motivation In Building Things
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Video 4 of 17 Andy Dolce Discusses Experience With AMA
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Video 5 of 17 Andy Dolce States Young Professionals Should Get Business Experience Before Becoming Entrepreneurs
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Video 6 of 17 Andy Dolce Discusses Work With Harrison
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Video 7 of 17 Andy Dolce States Entrepreneurs Need To Understand Technical Aspect of Business and What Drives The Economics
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Video 8 of 17 Andy Dolce Discusses Challenges As A Manager In A Supermarket
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Video 9 of 17 Andy Dolce Discusses Differences Between Job Training In Hospitality Industry In Europe and US and Challenges For Managers
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Video 10 of 17 Andy Dolce Discusses Challenges and Rewards Of Having Children Work In The Organization
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Video 11 of 17 Andy Dolce Shares Thoughts On Building Trust and a Good Reputation
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Video 12 of 17 Andy Dolce Discusses Importance of Trust In Relationship With Investors
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Video 13 of 17 Andy Dolce Discusses Funding Options In Hospitality Industry
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Video 14 of 17 Andy Dolce Discusses Challenges In Generating Cash Flow
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Video 15 of 17 Andy Dolce Discusses Technology Available For Meeting Participants
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Video 16 of 17 Andy Dolce States Importance of 'Failing Forward'
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Video 17 of 17 Andy Dolce States Entrepreneur Should Understand Technical Side of the Business
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