Best Business Practices For Small Businesses

August 27, 2020

Dallas, TX – The Virtual Industry Summit, the premier B2B conference for the sports collecting industry, is proud to welcome former NBA All Star and business entrepreneur Jamal Mashburn to the Virtual Industry Summit. Mr. Mashburn will deliver a keynote address on Tuesday, October 20th, courtesy of presenting sponsor eBay.

“Most people who know of me are well aware of my accomplishments on the basketball court. While my individual accolades in professional sports are a great source of pride, I’ve always been about “the team” and planning for the long-term.”

“The pursuit of becoming a professional basketball player was always a means to an end. While honing my basketball skills as a boy, I also aspired to one day become a successful businessman who carried a briefcase to work. I was motivated to become successful in business because I wanted to provide for those that I love and to make them proud. I’m very proud of my success on the basketball court, but accomplishing the business goals that I set in my youth has been a tremendous source of pride.”

— Jamal Mashburn

With a natural knack for teambuilding, Mashburn took his skills straight to the business world without missing a beat. Mashburn successfully assembled a team of savvy professionals specializing in administration, finance, project management, insurance, and advertising. This rock-star team quickly developed an ownership model that resulted in an impressive business portfolio. To date, Mashburn — the entrepreneur — has ownership interest in numerous restaurant franchises ( Outback Steakhouse restaurants, Papa John’s pizza restaurants, and Dunkin Donuts stores), car dealerships ( Toyota and Lexus ), real estate, and the thoroughbred horse racing industry.

His athletic career accolades include All-American and SEC Player of the Year honors at The University of Kentucky. He was the fourth pick in the NBA Draft in 1993 by the Dallas Mavericks. His NBA career lasted 11 seasons and included an All Star selection in 2003-04.

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