College Startups Series

Coming Up with a Winning Business Idea

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This article is part of the College Startup series and is intended to help college students who want to start their own businesses. However, this information can be used by anyone who is looking to come up with the right idea or concept to start their business. For most college students, coming up with a [...]

Does Your College Startup Need a Business Plan?

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This article is part of the College Startup Series. However, the information within it can be used by any person who is looking to develop a business plan for their start-up. Most consultants and business experts recommend that you develop a business plan as part of the process of starting a company. So-called “conventional wisdom” agrees [...]

Creating a Winning Investor Pitch


In this installment of the College Startup series, we are going to cover investor presentations. The investor presentation is one of the most important moments in your college startup – when you either succeed or fail to get funded. One of the problems with investor presentations is that while most people agree about what makes a [...]

Choosing the Right Corporate Structure for Your College Startup

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For a college entrepreneur, choosing the right corporate structure is a significant decision, and it should not be taken lightly. While choosing the wrong structure is not the end of the world, keep in mind that some structures are better than others for certain businesses. This article is part of the college startup series, which provides relevant [...]

Does your College Start-up Need An Accounting System?

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This article is part of the College Startup series for college entrepreneurs. However, the information within it can be used by any entrepreneur who is trying to decide if their business needs an accounting system. Of all the things that a college entrepreneur has to think about, choosing an accounting system is probably one of [...]

College Student’s Guide to Financing a Business

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This article is part of the College Startup series. However, the information within it can be used by any person who is looking to finance their business. When I started researching this guide, I could not find a single resource that was written specifically to help young entrepreneurs get business funding. Most books and articles on this subject [...]

List of Business Plan Competitions By State

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I’ve decided to compile a list of business plan competitions and indexed them by state. I will do my best to keep this list up to date.  If you have any suggestions (or corrections), please send me a note via my contact information at the bottom. This post is part of the  College Startup Series, which [...]