Educating the Future of Small Business

Guide: Introducing MasterSuite Apprentice

Flip through the pages below or click the image to launch a full screen version of the MasterSuite Apprentice Media Guide (courtesy You can also download the complete PDF document by clicking here.

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The Tarkenton Institute has partnered with the Association of College Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP), a national network of colleges and universities, to develop higher learning business education initiatives that bring modern technology into the classroom.

The primary goal of these initiatives is to facilitate real world exercises in business administration by integrating Lodestar Technology Labs’ business solutions into a simulation-based learning environment.

MasterSuite: Apprentice

In fall 2010, The Tarkenton Institute is set to launch MasterSuite: Apprentice, a student version of Lodestar Technology Labs' suite of SaaS productivity applications (The Small Business MasterSuite), for use as a simulation tool for business classes and administrative training courses.

MasterSuite: Apprentice is a unique education platform that integrates state-of-the-art technology solutions from Tarkenton Institutes’ sister company, Lodestar Technology Labs, with comprehensive course curricula developed by some of the nation’s most experienced educators in business administration. The fully hosted solution allows teachers and students to interface at a single point of access, ensuring a streamlined education experience that maximizes the efficient delivery of assignments, grades and collaborative communications.

To find out more about the MasterSuite Apprentice program, flip through the electronic version (right, courtesy of or contact us at






Content and Research for Small Business

The Tarkenton Institute was formed to support the entrepreneurial pioneers who, it's our belief, fuel much of our economic growth. Through research, observation and the ability to listen, our writers and editors create content that — at its very core — is designed to help entrepreneurs thrive and grow. Read more...


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For the American Entrepreneur

The Tarkenton institute is an advocate for the American “Micro-Enterprise”. While these small enterprises include a majority of business enterprises, they have had very little representation among those who determine policy. Click here to read more about the Tarkenton Institute's views on small business public policy.

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