Scott L. Steward
Consultant, Project Manager, and Small Business Owner in Chicago, Illinois
A Master Certified Teacher of Entrepreneurship, Scott L. Steward is an 18-time award-winning teacher of entrepreneurship, expertise is frequently sought after by various publications. A former Chicago Public School teacher, he provides tips on entrepreneurial ventures and suggestions for emerging entrepreneurs. In addition, Scott authored a business plan that is featured in the book, Make $1,000 in 35 days, is a contributor to the textbook, Entrepreneurship: Owning Your FUTURE 11thEdition, (Pearson, Prentice Hall), and author of 31 Ways to Improve Your Life: a Book of Stewisms’s.
Known as the “force” behind a student’s limitless future, Scott empowers students to become CEOs of their own businesses and lives and to create wealth on their own terms. A business owner, educator, entrepreneurial expert, husband and father of three, he knows firsthand the enjoyable, and not so enjoyable, aspects of entrepreneurship.
Scott learned the importance of financial independence at an early age. Encouraged by his mother, he started his first business, Scott’s Enterprises, at age 12. Scott’s Enterprises provided car washing and lawn care services in his neighborhood. In high school, Scott and his cousin began successfully promoting parties and album release dates for national artists. It was these early experiences that created a foundation for his free enterprise journey.
The former Interim Director of the Small Business Development Center at Chicago State University, CEO of Break Bread Marketing & Media, a boutique multimedia production company and marketing consulting firm, Master Certified Teacher of Entrepreneurship by the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE), and Professor of Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship at Chicago State University, Scott is dedicated to helping students realize and achieve their dreams. Through his more than 15 years of corporate marketing and business experience, Scott ignites the dreams of students by pouring belief into their minds and optimism in their souls. His passion and determination enable him to create an unprecedented connection with his students, who have turned into young entrepreneurs under his tutelage.