Steve Sue, Biz Maker & “Chief Lemon Head”
Steve started as a designer, became an idea guy and later a business maker. He now dedicates much of his time to non-profit work empowering youth entrepreneurs.
Steve began his career in Oakland, CA opening a residential design and construction company. His design abilities lead to commissions around the western United States in production housing, urban planning, theme parks, corporate theater and live entertainment. He also became known as a “hired gun” conceptualist and high-stakes pitch guy for a half dozen branding firms creating national foodservice, retail, technology, entertainment and product brands. For a decade, he was also a conceptualist of mega-resort casinos around the globe.
Steve’s career took a turn when Autodesk, maker of AutoCAD, created software to turn technical drawings into his signature hand drawing style. Through working with Autodesk, Steve learned how to develop software and turned to authoring his ideation, branding and business development skills into the BizGym.com Entrepreneur’s Growth System. Later, he created entities to support BizGym including the Bizgenics® Business Genome Project and RankHI Digital Marketing Agency.
The success of BizGym lead to the spin-off 501C3 nonprofit BizGym Foundation (“BGF”) where Steve serves as Chairman. At BGF, Steve is the “Chief Lemon Head” of Lemonade Alley (a shopping mall of lemonade stands where students K-12 create businesses to raise money for the charities of their choice) and the Executive Producer of the BizzyB.com Entrepreneurial-based Learning Platform that teaches and measures 21st Century soft skills. He also serves on the Hawaii Entrepreneurship Foundation Board and is a past Junior Achievement Board Member. Recognitions include Entrepreneur of the Year (Hawaii BBB 2013) and Charity of the Year (Hawaii BBB 2014). His educational background includes a BA in Design from UCLA and a JD from the Boalt Hall School of Law at UC Berkeley.See Full Bio »
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I’m good at making and fixing businesses, especially those in need of personality and storyline. I’m also into demystifying the art of business, making it available to all and teaching Profit to Share values to next-generation business leaders.
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Creator of big ideas through RankHI.com Digital Marketing Agency »
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