This section is for everyone; even those who attended one of our Boot Camps.
What follows is a brief overview of the steps you should take when launching a business including the three stages: Concept, Trial and Write-up. For the purposes of the CSUF Business Plan Competition you don't have to do all of that but you do have to complete and turn in a Business Concept Questionnaire via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com no later than February 27.
A copy of the PowerPoint presentation used by Dr. Atul Teckchandani at the first Boot Camp can be found here. It gives an overview of what the competition is and advice on how to create your best business concept.
If you have any questions about the competition you can email Travis at firstname.lastname@example.org and he can help you out to the best of his abilities, you can visit the Center for Entrepreneurship in their offices in SGMH 3280, and/or you can visit with a professor during office hours.
There are three basic stages of development:
Each phase will include (1) guided, open-level exercises that will allow multiple skill levels to benefit – freshman art major to business senior, and (2) think-pair-share rounds to involve all in active learning of key concepts, and to encourage social interaction.
1. The Concept Stage
First a little motivation: This stage is built around the entrepreneurial life path – the challenges, the rewards: Reaching for the gold ring is great, but even snagging the bronze ring gives a sense of achievement, self-respect, and the respect of others.
Key Opening Questions:
2. The Trial Stage:
Selecting To Whom You Should Offer Your Products and Services:
3. The Write-up Stage
How to Write a Business Concept:
First Cut on your Concept – Quick Think and Write Exercise
Second Cut on your Concept – Good to Great Exercise