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Earl Blanks Shares Thoughts on Saving Inner Cities Through Economic Development

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  • Date Added : 11/18/04
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Earl Blanks

  • Owner, Party City
  • male
  • AfricanAmerican
  • 1950 (Age: 72 years old)
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - 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.

I have a philosophy that the progress in our inner cities is going to be a function of not more social programs. But economic development. And that is building new businesses. Putting new businesses in the inner city. I think that franchising is an opportunity to do that. And I think more minor...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 19 Earl Blanks Provides Background For Lecture on Economic Development From Employee to Entrepreneur
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 1 min. 13 sec.
Video 2 of 19 Earl Blanks Discusses Network Of Alumni At Procter & Gamble
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 1 min. 54 sec.
Video 3 of 19 Earl Blanks Shares Definition of Success
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 1 min. 13 sec.
Video 4 of 19 Earl Blanks Shares Thoughts on Risks of Being an Entrepreneur
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 1 min. 39 sec.
Video 5 of 19 Earl Blanks States Importance of Defining and Communicating Clear Vision For Business
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 0 min. 36 sec.
Video 6 of 19 Earl Blanks Shares Example Of Procter & Gamble Not Giving Up With Disposable Diapers
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 0 min. 42 sec.
Video 7 of 19 Earl Blanks Discusses His Personal and Educational Background
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 3 min. 11 sec.
Video 8 of 19 Earl Blanks Discusses Decision To Work With Procter and Gamble
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 1 min. 7 sec.
Video 9 of 19 Earl Blanks Discusses Brand Group System at Procter and Gamble
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 2 min. 2 sec.
Video 10 of 19 Earl Blanks Discusses Working With Crest Brand
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 1 min. 54 sec.
Video 11 of 19 Earl Blanks Discusses Working With Prell Brand and Listening To the Consumer
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 3 min. 28 sec.
Video 12 of 19 Earl Blanks Discusses Background With Party City
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 5 min. 26 sec.
Video 13 of 19 Earl Blanks Shares Thoughts on Saving Inner Cities Through Economic Development
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 2 min. 1 sec.
Video 14 of 19 Earl Blanks States Importance of Understanding Mega Trends and Identifying Opportunities
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 1 min. 25 sec.
Video 15 of 19 Earl Blanks Discusses Advantages of Franchises
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 1 min. 52 sec.
Video 16 of 19 Earl Blanks Explains The Franchise Model
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 3 min. 27 sec.
Video 17 of 19 Earl Blanks States Importance of Learning From Real World Examples
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 2 min. 45 sec.
Video 18 of 19 Earl Blanks Shares Example of How He Is Working Towards Economic Development of Inner Cities
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 1 min. 8 sec.
Video 19 of 19 Earl Blanks Shares Thoughts on Social Programs Versus Economic Development
  • Earl Blanks - Lecture - Party City
  • 11/18/04
  • Earl Blanks
  • 0 min. 58 sec.

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