Business Plan Reviewers Needed for Young Entrepreneurs

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Name: Business Plan Reviewers Needed for Young Entrepreneurs
Date: January 23, 2018 - January 30, 2018
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:
Business Plan Reviewers Needed! No Experience Necessary!
The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA! Polk) is excited to offer a volunteer opportunity for those interested in making a significant impact on the business plan development skills of a budding young entrepreneur and help increase business creation in our region! 

Our students in the Young Entrepreneurs Academy have been working diligently since October to finalize their business ideas and begin the hard work of writing their business plans. For the students to be successful at the Shark Tank Investor Panel on April 4th, it’s super important that we have people who are not very familiar with the student businesses to review their business plans. This will allow the students to see if someone who has not been in the class every week will understand what their business is all about. Attached please find photos & information about our students this year.
Ideally, we are looking for 14 Lakeland Chamber members to review 14 business plans. We are trying to confirm our business plan reviewers by Jan. 23rd, and then on Jan. 30th we’ll email them the business plan, and they have one week to return the plan (2/06).
The business plans are usually 4-6 pages long and would take approx. 30 minutes to read and write in / type in questions, comments, etc. NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! Here’s what you’ll be looking for:
  • Do the students clearly explain what their business is?
  • Do they explain why they are passionate about it and why they decided to start it?
  • Do they explain why they are qualified?
  • Do they explain who their customers are, and how they will reach them?
  • Do they explain what they have already done for the business (contacts made, items sold, etc.)
  • Do they explain how they will make money?
  • Do they explain what the investment amount is, and how they came to that number?
Tuesday, 1/23/18:       Verify commitment as YEA! Business Plan Reviewer.  Additional information sent once commitment is verified. 
Tuesday, 1/30/18:       YEA! will email the Business Plan Reviewer business plan(s) to review. 
Tuesday, 2/06/18:       Business Plan Reviewer will email the business plan(s) back to YEA! with comments, suggestions, and feedback.  
Business Plan Reviewers are an essential component to having all YEA! Polk students write great business plans!  Business Plan Reviewers do not need to be people with experience in launching their own business specifically, but they do need to be people who want to make a significant impact on a young person’s life, and who will take a vested interest in the success of their students, and will be able to provide good ideas and suggestions for the student’s plans. 
Thank you so much for considering this wonderful opportunity to make a real impact on actual business creation in our region and a young entrepreneur!
Event Sponsors:

Premier Sponsor

Investor Panel Judge Sponsors

Scholarship Sponsors

Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, 1/23/18:  Confirm 
Tuesday, 1/30/18:  YEA! will email the Business Plan to you
Tuesday, 2/06/18:  You email back the business plan(s) YEA!
Contact Information:
(863) 688-8551 ext. 229
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