Tuesday, September 28, 2010

FSU College of Business Opens New School

Future business leaders celebrate the start of a new program, aimed at helping them kick-start their career and showcase their skills.

Thursday Florida State University's college of business opened its new "student business incubator" with a ribbon cutting ceremony. The incubator has space to allow eight "student businesses" to operate for up to a year all rent free. The program also pairs budding business owners with mentors in a related field.

Student "business owners" say that without FSU's help it would have taken them easily another six months to get where they are now. The opening of this new office space also coincides with the college's entrepreneur week.

Article Source - http://www.wtxl.com/Global/story.asp?S=13212093

Monday, September 27, 2010

Help Student Become A CEO

Dear: Potential Investor

As a founding member of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization at Fresno City College, I, Dant'e Delt, will have the opportunity to attend the 2010 National CEO Conference which will be held in Chicago, IL November 4-7, 2010. CEO chapters are located on over 140 campuses across North America. The mission of theCEO is to inform, support, and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.

Each member of the club puts a great deal of energy and hard work into qualifying to attend the 2010 National CEO Conference, and we are all thrilled to have an opportunity to attend this important and educational event. Each year, more than 1,600 students, faculty, and others interested in entrepreneurship attend the three day conference.

In order to represent our college and our community at the 2010 National CEO Conference I have to raise $1100, by October 22nd to fund the trip. The money is necessary to cover transportation, accommodations, and admission to the 2010 National CEO Conference.
I am contacting community leaders like you, to request financial assistance. Can I, as a member of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization count on your support? Any amount you can donate will be greatly appreciated and will go directly toward funding this important educational experience.

This year we are looking to launch our student-run-business, El Colegio Taco. One of our goals in Chicago is to compete in the Business Pitch Competition, which will create more awareness and motivate other entrepreneurs’ in college, who are attending the conference. Please call one of my faculty advisors, Marianne Dunklin, Ph.D. at 559-442-4600 ext. 8490 or Gayla Jurevich, PHR at 559-779-1135 if you would like more information. Thank you for your time.I will follow up.

Sincerely, Dant’e Delt Chief Financial Officer
Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization
Fresno City College
ChapterSCCC Tax ID: 77-0190269

Dant'e Delt Chief Financial Officer of,
Fresno City College's, Collegiate Entrepreneur's Organization
&ALPHA_GAMMA_SIGMA, Honor Society- Member
Dntdelt@yahoo.com (559) 776-4542

Monday, September 13, 2010

Working for Yourself VS Working for Someone Else

by Keya Murthy

You might wonder why anyone would seek to work for someone else when you could work for yourself, right? I mean, being your own boss sounds much better than having someone else for a boss.Like two sides to every coin, there are two sides to this too. First I shall tell you what working for someone else is like and then go on with what the demands of working for yourself are. Someone else is denoted with [O] meaning others, and [S] meaning self.

#1. [O] In order to work for someone else, you need to be qualified for the job – in terms of degrees, certifications and experience. Even when a recruiter comes to a campus for recruiting new graduates, those with work experience stand a better chance than those without it.[S] For starting a business of your own, you are your own recruiter. Let’s say you went out to hire employees: would you hire yourself? Do your experience and qualifications match the job requirements and the demands of running the business?

#2. [O] When you work for someone else, you do only the job for which you were hired.[S] When you work for yourself, you wear many hats, e.g. boss, janitor, secretary, accountant, marketing head, salesperson and so much more.

#3. [O] When you work for someone else, you need no investment.[S] When you work for yourself, you need a lot of investment – in terms of time and finances.

#4.[O] When you work for someone else, you work for usually 40 hours a week.[S] When you work for yourself, you work usually 80 hours a week.

#5 [O] When you work for someone else, you get paid in the second pay period.[S] When you work for yourself, you begin to see profits in 3-5 years.

#6. [O] When you work for someone else, you do not have a say in most cases.[S] When you work for yourself, you have a say in almost everything except the IRS and the legal department of the city, county and state in which you do business.

#7. [O] When you work for someone else, you get paid after your taxes are deducted.[S] When you work for yourself, you get paid first and then you pay your taxes.

#8. [O] When you work for someone else, you do not have keep records of your expenses.[S] When you work for yourself, you have to track every single penny you spend and every place you visit, so you can claim your expenses for your taxes.

#9. [O] When you work for someone else, you cannot deduct any expense for pre-tax dollars.[S] When you work for yourself, most expenses are tax deductible when you keep perfect records of everything and every event that helps you work your business better. Even part of your mortgage, rent, car payments, utilities, etc. are tax deductible.

#10 [O] When you work for someone else, you rarely get 100% credit for your achievements, but you run the risk of 100% blame for anything going wrong at work.[S] When you work for yourself, you get to take 100% credit for all your achievements. When you encounter challenges you get to learn and improvise and get better.

#11 [O] When you work for someone else, the more you succeed at work, the more responsibilities are dumped on you.[S] When you work for your self, the more you succeed at work, the more free time you have to do things you love the most.

Sharmila "Keya" Murthy M.S., C.Ht., NLP Trainer Murthy Center for Life Path Guidance Consulting for Individuals, Groups, Small to Mid size businessCoaching and Mentoring for Individuals and Groups805.275.2289 lifepathguidance@yahoo.com

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Snow College Entrepreneur Seminars

By Jason Pipes

Published on September 07, 2010 at 10:16AM

(Ephraim) Snow College is gearing up for its second series of Entrepreneurship Seminars, beginning this week. The seminars are designed to give local business owners and other entrepreneurs an opportunity to receive advice from successful business leaders from around the state. The seminars will be held each Wednesday at 12:30 PM at the new Karen Huntsman Library at Snow College in Ephraim. The presentations are free of charge, but can also be attended for college credit. This weeks speaker will be David Bateman, the CEO of Property Solution. The topic of the presentation will be “financing your business”. The public is invited to attend any or all of the seminars.