Entrepreneur:You Miss all the Shots You Don't Take - View the video

Jim Zellmer

Jim Zellmer
Vice President
Virtual Properties, Inc

6410 Enterprise Lane, Suite 210
Madison, WI 53711

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Business Management and Administration
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Information Technology

Born to second generation Americans in the 1960’s and a UW-Madison graduate, Jim Zellmer has worked in a number of industries, including banking, global beverages (Pepsi), industrial equipment, real estate and Internet and application software development. Married with two teenage children, Jim resides with Nancy in Madison. Jim's personal interests include photography, blogging, writing and education/political activism.

Wouldn’t it be great if you could just create your own job? Madison business owner Jim Zellmer thinks today’s students should understand and learn how they can do just that, relaying the famous quote: "You miss 100% of the shots you don't take." Zellmer’s career is one of entrepreneurial experiences from his young years mowing lawns to co-founding an Internet and app software firm in 1995. Jim offers his advice and shares his answer to a long ago boss who questioned, “Why are you working so hard?” (Running Time 23:43)