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This blog contains all breakout session presentations from the 6th annual conference, January 4-7, 2009 in Anaheim CA. Feel free to share this with colleagues, and post comments on the blog.

 

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Student Entrepreneurship Clubs – Making Them Work on the Community College Campus

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Student Entrepreneurship Clubs – Making Them Work on the Community College Campus

 

Guide Description: 

Student entrepreneurship clubs are becoming an integral part of Entrepreneurship programs nationally. One such program - the Collegiate Entrepreneur’s Organization (CEO) currently has 140 chapters on college campuses nationwide.  In this session, a representative of CEO headquarters and a panel of CEO faculty advisors will focus on exchanging ideas on how to implement CEO on the Community College Campus.

 

Full Description:  

Student entrepreneurship clubs are becoming an integral part of Entrepreneurship programs nationally.

The clubs provide an added experiential learning vehicle where students can discuss their entrepreneurial aspirations, invite distinguished entrepreneurs to speak, tour businesses with the founders and even start part time

businesses. 

 

In 1984, Professor Gerry Hills cofounded a student membership entrepreneurship organization which eventually became the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO), a national organization which today has chapters at 140 colleges and universities.  CEO hosts a national conference annually which draws over 1200 students from throughout the country.

 

The majority of current CEO chapters are at 4 years institutions. Currently, an important goal of CEO is to increase the number of chapters at Community Colleges so that those students might also reap the benefits of such experiences.  Recognizing that establishing student organizations at community colleges brings challenges different

from those at a 4 year institution, this conference session will focus on exchanging ideas on how to implement CEO on the community college campus. A representative of the CEO headquarters will provide an overview of the organization followed by a panel of faculty advisors from existing CEO chapters.

 

Barbara Millard, Assistant Professor Entrepreneurship, Johnson County Community College, KS

Gerald E. Hills, Coleman Chair in Entrepreneurship, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL 
Barb ShineBusiness, Genesee Community College, NY

Tim Putnam, Associate Director, John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, North Iowa Area Community College, IA

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BRIDGES –Building REAL Interest in Developing Greater Entrepreneurship Systems

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
BRIDGES –Building REAL Interest in Developing Greater Entrepreneurship Systems

 

Guide Description:  

BRIDGES –Building REAL Interest in Developing Greater Entrepreneurship Systems is designed to 1) provide educators and administrators with effective teaching methods and materials to prepare them to offer the entrepreneurship skills sets needed by aspiring entrepreneurs; and to 2) bridge the community to the schools for specific activities and programs to add value to the entrepreneurship programs.

 

Full Description:  

REAL Entrepreneurship has been the small business skills program of choice in rural, low wealth communities nationwide for 20 years largely due to the adaptability of the REAL curricula to youth and adult entrepreneurs of varying types (aspiring, survival, lifestyle, serial and growth); and because of the active learning delivery of the curriculum.  NC REAL has adapted the core curriculum to meet the needs of various populations (youth of all ages, community based organizations, Hispanics, farmers, Thailand citizens, distance learners, growth entrepreneurs).  Additionally, NC REAL has been a leader in providing REAL Institute training of teachers to use the curriculum among the states. The strength of REAL has long been grounded in the action curriculum and in the accompanying teacher training. 

 

BRIDGES project, funded by the Golden LEAF Foundation, covers three counties in North Carolina: Ashe, Alleghany and Wilkes. The project uses REAL Entrepreneurship curricula, teacher trainings, community activities, and networks to prepare teachers with new knowledge and skills to provide entrepreneurship education and experiential opportunities within the community.  Because of BRIDGES teachers and students in Alleghany, Ashe and Wilkes will have access to school and community opportunities to build basic understanding of entrepreneurship and be able to both explore and apply entrepreneurship experientially. 

 

As result, teachers and students in the target counties will be more informed about local entrepreneurial opportunities; and teachers will be better equipped with the tools to offer entrepreneurship skill sets to middle, high school, and community college students.  The outcome will be a gradual but steady stream of students graduating with more focused career aspirations and critical skills needed to contribute to the economic health of their communities and compete in a global economy.

 

During the session, NC REAL will showcase its newly revised REAL Entrepreneurship Curriculum. Participants in this session will experience an entrepreneurship activity from the new REAL curriculum, practice the experiential cycle technique imbedded in the activity, and learn more about BRIDGES and other NC REAL programs and services.
 

Anna Koltchagova, Interim Executive Director, NC REAL Enterprises, NC

Arlene Childers, Program Coordinator, NC REAL Enterprises, NC

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How to Build a Revenue Stream with eMarketing Programming at your School

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008

Guide Description:
Join us for this exciting session where we will discuss how to start eMarketing programs at your school, which will help grow the community around you in the area of eMarketing and develop a revenue stream with a high profit margin.  Not only will we explore the steps in creating the curriculum and delivering the programs with local and regional eMarketing experts, but we will also examine various eMarketing tactics, which can be used to promote the programming itself!  Walk away with tools and resources that you can begin using today.

Full Description: 

·         Purpose:

o    To survey the possibility of offering eMarketing programs in your community.  These programs have shown to highly marketable with high profit margin and ROI.

·         Objectives:

1.       Learn how to structure the curriculum/package.  We will explore the facets of the curriculum and the options for delivery (conference, seminars, series, workshops).  We will also discuss how to convince the decision makers at your school to approve the programming and individuals in the community to participate in the program

2.       Learn how to garner support from eMarketing experts in the community for delivery of sessions and promotion of the program.

3.       Learn how to use the eMarketing techniques and tactics themselves to promote the programs and get ‘cheeks in seats’.

·         Content

o    Examining the various options for programmer delivery (conference, webinar, seminars, series)

o    How to package the program in order to gain approval from your decision makers (examples of program delivery across the nation)

o    How to keep abreast of all this exciting technology

o    How to source out experts in your region to teach sessions

o    How to get their support and potential sponsorships

o    How to entice local professionals through inbound links and promotion

o    Examine several eMarketing tactics that can be used to promote the programming

§  Microsites, email marketing, online video, wiki, blog, rss feeds, social media

·         Activities:

o    Share best practices for event promotion through eMarketing

o    To encourage group participation, free prizes will be given away to participants

o    Break up into Accountability teams to ensure each others success and execution in this area

·         Outcomes:

o    Walk away with a plan and strategy to begin working on this revenue stream in the near future.

Target Audience:
PROGRAM MANAGERS, DECISION MAKERS IN THE AREA OF NEW PROGRAMMING

Value-add:
As mentioned earlier, we will be giving away free prizes to help stimulate participation

· We will be handing out several customized handouts for participants including:

o    Best practices in web development

o    Web 2.0 sites everyone should know about

 Brad Kleinman, Chief Marketing Officer, WorkSmart eMarketing LLC and Trainer at Corporate College, a division of Cuyahoga Community College, OH

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Business Incubation: Linking Your Entrepreneurship Program to the Real World

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
Business Incubation:  Linking Your Entrepreneurship Program to the Real World

 

Guide Description: 

Learn how a business incubation program can enhance both your entrepreneurship curriculum and its ties to the local business and economic development communities. This session will give an overview of the business incubation concept and provide real-world examples of how community colleges have used business incubation successfully to strengthen their entrepreneurship programs.

 

Full Description:
 This session is designed for participants who have a general understanding of business incubation but need practical information on how a business incubator works and how it can be incorporated into an entrepreneurship program.

 

Subjects that will be covered include:

  • An overview of the incubation process
  • How an incubator can strengthen an entrepreneurship curriculum
  • How to tell when an incubator does (or doesn't) makes sense on campus
  • Key tips for operating an incubator efficiently and effectively
  • Common issues and practical solutions

Course Materials:  Participants will receive workbooks that include the slides used in the presentation and a list of additional resources. The presenters will be available via e-mail to answer questions after the event.

 

Presentation Method:  We will use an interactive style that combines lecture, questions from participants and group discussion.
 

Tracy Kitts, VP COO, National Business Incubation Association, OH

Deborah King, Director, Springfield Business Incubator, Andrew M. Scibelli Enterprise Center, MA

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Using Outreach Programs to Market to Diverse Populations

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008

Using Outreach Programs to Market to Diverse Populations

Guide Description:

This session will discuss the importance of setting up community entrepreneurship courses that encompass both Outreach Programs and Diverse Populations. Specific examples such as partnering with your local Chambers, Boys and Girls clubs, and Vocational Rehabilitation Organizations, to offer classes that appeal to the masses, yet making sure that they have a focus that meets the criteria needed to establish loans through Voc. Rehab, and college credit for those who need to start their lives in a more focused environment will be discussed. West Kentucky Community and Technical College's Entrepreneurship program receives referrals from all of the above local community partners, and has great results from our students. Outcomes: Colleges will be able to use our model to create dynamic entrepreneurship programs that inspire minorities and disabled community members, and give them the needed tools to succeed in business.

 

Astarre Gudino, Coordinator of Continuing Education and Community Services, West Kentucky Community and Technical College, KY

Tags:  Outreach 

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The Need for Entrepreneurial Skills in Non-Profit Organizations

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
The Need for Entrepreneurial Skills in Non-Profit Organizations

 

Guide Description:
 The Creation of Non Profit Organizations calls for Innovation and Creativity while competing for funds and community attention. Non Profit managers need to develop Entrepreneurial skills in order to compete for funding and market share, especially when competing in difficult economic markets, or against long established organizations.

 

Full Description:
 The desire for Entrepreneurship can be found in many disciplines within and outside the college curriculum. In recent years our Enterprise Institute has been involved in helping with marketing, fundraising and management training for developing non profit institutions. Entrepreneurial education can have no greater value than application in the non profit sector of the economy. Developing a vision, understanding the competition, developing marketing strategy, applying conceptual and interpersonal skills are essential. Our experience with two non profit organizations in particular will be discussed.

 

Our experience with the newly formed League of Dreams, an organization providing baseball playing opportunities for children with disabilities, and the local Alzheimer’s Foundation. We have found that while working with these organizations, students have been very willing to devote time and effort to be creative and dedicated to these projects. Internships, credit and non credit, pay and not for pay can be created. Community College curricula and Incubators can serve as trainers and supporters of the future leaders of these organizations.
 

Larry Aaronson, Director Enterprise Institute, CCBC, MD

Paul Coakley, Department Chair, CCBC, MD

Kathleen Gandy, Coordinator, Accounting, Faculty Advisor, SIFE, CCBC, MD

Tags:  Outreach 

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Coaches' Tool Kit to Assist Entrepreneurs in Securing Venture Financing

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008

Coaches' Tool Kit to Assist Entrepreneurs in Securing Venture Financing

Guide Description:
This workshop introduces a set of 6 surveys to assess the readiness level of the entrepreneurs for securing venture financing for their business opportunity.  The surveys include entrepreneur aptitude test, product potential survey, risk profile, venture development survey, business plan quality assessment, and venture valuation.

 

Full Description:
Dr. Randy Goldsmith has spent a lifetime involved with entrepreneurial ventures as a CEO and as a coach.  His venture development tools and methods are being used around the world to enable coaches, counselors, and mentors to accelerate new venture development and improve entrepreneurs’ potential for success.  Goldsmith has worked directly with more than 1000 entrepreneurial startup ventures of which several hundred raised millions in private equity and debt financing.

The first survey in the tool kit was originally developed by Goldsmith for the NASA Regional Technology Transfer Program to assist in the transfer of federal technology to private sector companies.  The Venture Readiness Survey allows the entrepreneur and coach to determine in a stepwise process which technical, market, and business steps have been adequately completed and which are the appropriate next step priorities.  The Product Readiness Tool characterizes its commercial potential.  The Risk Readiness Survey identifies how much risk has been eliminated from the business model based upon strategies for execution, product and market development, human resources and financing.  The Business Plan Readiness survey provides a qualitative and quantitative approach for assessing the completeness and the underlying business assumptions in the written plan.  The Valuation Tool provides the coach and the entrepreneurs with 5 methodologies for determining the venture’s investment value for those seeking private equity investments. 

The tool kit is designed to be deployed sequentially in rapid fashion to move the entrepreneur quickly down the venture development pathway.  It provides coaches with a play book for offering strategic guidance to enable their clients to be better prepared more quickly and efficiently in launching their ventures.

Randy Goldsmith, PhD, President and CEO, Mississippi Technology Alliance, MS

Tags:  Outreach 

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The MyBiz Project: Value-Added Entrepreneurial Community Targeted Partnerships

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
The MyBiz Project:  Value-Added Entrepreneurial Community Targeted Partnerships

 

Guide Description:
Thumbnail sketch of new initiative in Mississippi by Hinds Community College to carry entrepreneurial activities out into grassroots small rural communities in the college district.  Presentation will characterize the mission to identify community entrepreneur “champions”, details program methods, and strategies for implementing entrepreneur partnerships between the college and targeted communities.

 

Full Description:
Small businesses create a lion’s share of new revenue streams, profit making, and new jobs in America.  Encouragement to stimulate entrepreneur activities within small rural communities is a dire need in this country.  Hinds Community College in league with a state funding source known as The Montgomery Institute have joined in an effort to roll out a new entrepreneur outreach program called the MyBiz Entrepreneur Network. 

            MyBiz is a localized “network” that connects, links, and ties together communities, entrepreneurs, and small business owners to programs and service providers at the local, regional, state, and national levels.  The MyBiz network will be used by economic developers, chambers of commerce, community leaders, and others to promote more and better small business growth in their communities. 

            In the Hinds Community College district the targeted communities for MyBiz will initially focus on low and moderate income communities where economic stimulation is most needed.  The project strategy is to identify one community leader “champion” who will join in force with the college MyBiz staff to promote entrepreneur building activities in these communities.  How-to activities and practical strategies and tactics will be presented.

            Work will also be conducted on building the MyBiz web site resource tool providing information to interested potential entrepreneurs for contact information and details for service providers across the region and state.  MyBiz is designed to be a program to spur growth of small businesses and a new localized entrepreneurship mind set.
 

Dr. John J. Woods, PhD., Vice President of Economic Development and Training, Hinds Community College, MS

Mr. Jason Pope, MyBiz Project Coordinator, Hinds Community College, MS

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Folsom Lake College - 21st Century InterDisciplinary Education Application Learning (I.D.E.A.L.)

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008
Folsom Lake College - 21st Century InterDisciplinary Education Application Learning (I.D.E.A.L.)

 

Guide Description:
Folsom Lake College is actively engaged in educating the next generation of diverse business and commercial professionals.  Faculty strive to be on the cutting edge, creating an infrastructure to facilitate the education and development of the ‘new business and commercial professional’. 

 

Full Description:
Through an interdisciplinary approach, faculty are collaborating with the business communities to utilize technology, business planning and shared alliances, creating a strong and vibrant enterprise culture of education.  

 

Faculty are emphasizing, through an interdisciplinary approach, the applicability of action learning as a paradigm for management and business development, particularly as a pedagogical devise in both the classroom and business environments.  This approach or application of learning is being recognized world-wide as an increasingly important element of economic growth and development.

 

The IDEAL concept being implemented at Folsom Lake Colleges focuses on how a process model for enterprise education can be used to target various student groups in an interdisciplinary manner, and emphasizes the need to teach entrepreneurship to all students, including non-business students, who in many instances are the originators of ideas, but unfortunately do not have the business knowledge to develop the idea further.  This creates a “value-add” service to students, business and college simultaneously.

 

This is of great significance to our audience due to the current budget constraints, need to align with 21stcentury learning as well as the added pressure on community colleges to produce more productive citizens ready for the global marketplace.

 

Learning outcomes; 1) how to establish an effective interaction between the business community and students in developing business, diversity & marketing plans, 2) how to encourage businesses to embrace the community/technical college as a resource, 3) how to help students engage in entrepreneurial activities that help to identify and shape their business futures.
 

Bernard Gibson, Associate Business Professor, Folsom Lake College, CA

Tags:  Outreach 

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Outreach Opportunities within the Community and the College Credit Programs

Posted By Administration, Thursday, September 18, 2008

Outreach Opportunities within the Community and the College Credit Programs

 

Guide Description: 
This presentation is an overview of the development, growth, and stability of the Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) depicting its hierarchy within the college and its relationship within the community.

 

Full Description:   

The Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies (IES) was created in 1999.  Its main focus is to be a resource for aspiring entrepreneurs providing critical information, tools, and skills necessary for business success.

 

The Institute is designed to increase the economic vitality of the region through business development. This is accomplished through a balance of credit and non-credit programs.

 This presentation will depict ways to promote outreach through the variety of services, activities, collaborations, and venues that the IES conducts.  The IES is one of the major outreach components of Harrisburg Area Community College.

 

Handouts will include the following:

PowerPoint Presentation

Brochures and Flyers:

            Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies

Women on the Move

            Artisan Marketplace

            Women’s Talkabouts

            Workshops

            KIDZ BIZ
 

Fran Verotsky, Director, Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, Harrisburg Area Community College, PA

Tags:  Outreach 

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