Thursday, September 4, 2008

A Small Business

I am taking a business class this semester entitled "Basic Entrepreneur Skills." In this class, we are going to learn the basics about starting a business. Our grade in the class depends on the "Launch and Learn" experience that will take place throughout the entire semester. Basically, we are assigned to groups of five students and we have to start a business of some kind. We have to get a business license, open a bank account, put up some of our own money up front, etc. Anyway, we have to earn AT LEAST $1,500 in profits.
We can do pretty much anything as long as it is legal. We have to come up with an idea by the 16th of November. I have never been too creative, but my mind has been racing constantly. I am hoping that someone will have a great idea. Keep in mind that we are in Provo, going to BYU so whatever we are selling has to be marketable to poor college students, or businesses around the area. The only idea I have come up with is buying roses at Costco and then selling them singly on campus in the quad. But I know I can definitely come up with something better than that.
So, I appreciate any feedback!!!

1 comment:

Camille said...

I am definitely interested in hearing the whole story of this project!

I always thought it would be a good idea to start a *small* property management business in Provo.

Or, Cami and I used to talk about organizing a shuttle service from Provo to Salt Lake that undercut all the existing ones, and marketing to college kids without cars....

I can't wait to hear what happens next!