Monthly Archives: October 2012

Entrepreneur Society Fundraiser!!!

Come out and support the Entrepreneurship Society this Wednesday from 8:00am to 5:00pm in the Quad. Here’s the flier:

If their hot dogs are half as good as their posters then you will be in for a treat. Here’s another awesome poster that gives a little more info:

It’s for a good cause… do the right thing.

State Farm Career Information Seminar

If you want to pursue a career in insurance and own your own business then you should definitely check out The State Farm Agency Career Information Seminar on Wednesday, Octboer 17th. This event will take place from 6:00 to 8:00pm at:

Brea Agency Field Office
915 W. Imperial Hwy. Ste 170
Brea, CA 92821

Refreshments will be served at this event but seating is limited so it is important that you RSVP soon. To RSVP please call (949) 697-1541 or send an email to to reserve a seat.

For more information please click on this link: Oct 17th In-House Seminar.

California “BEC Boost” Business Plan Contest

We are planning on hosting the Second Annual Business Plan Competition next year but, in the meantime, you can get your feet wet with this competition put on by Palo Alto Software. Here’s the LINK and some key information follows:


The contest is open for entries on Oct 1st, 2012 @ 12PM (PT) To enter, you must be a current LivePlan user. Plans must be shared through the LivePlan app before noon on May 1st, 2013

Winners will be announced via LIVE WEBINAR on May 22, 2013

What can you win?

  • Track #1: 14-17 years old:
    Grand Prize Winner: $5,000 cash prize & a “Boost Your Business Package” from our sponsors

    2nd & 3rd Place: A “Boost Your Business Package” from our sponsors

  • Track #2: 18-27 years old:
    Grand Prize Winner: $5,000 cash prize & a “Boost Your Business Package” from our sponsors

    2nd & 3rd Place: A “Boost Your Business Package” from our sponsors

  • Track #3: 28 years & older:
    Grand Prize Winner: $5,000 cash prize & a “Boost Your Business Package” from our sponsors

    2nd & 3rd Place: A “Boost Your Business Package” from our sponsors

Key Dates:

Oct 1, 12pm (PT): contest kicks-off

May 22, 10am (PT): Webinar to announce the winners!


Oct 24, 1pm (PT): Writing a Winning Business Plan (open to everyone)

Jan 23, 10am (PT): Writing a Winning Business Plan (open to everyone)

Feb 7, 4:30pm (PT): Introduction to Business Plan Writing (14 – 17 yr old track)

May 1, 12pm (PT): Contest deadline


Check out this LINK for more details and to find out how to enter into this competition.

Marketing Job Opening in Insurance Industry

Milestone Risk Management and Insurance Services is looking for a paid marketing intern who is currently an MBA candidate to help them plan for their upcoming leadership conference next year. Here’s what they are looking for in an intern:

An imaginative, think outside-the-box, energized team member that can take on tasks and bring them to closure. Someone that understands the difference between social media to the masses and social media to the professional community; one that is savvy in computers yet personable as well. I do not do well around anyone with victim wiring as we are an aligned, entrepreneurial group of individuals that create our own success. Every employee has a well-defined ‘yonder star’ vision of their own dreams and aspirations which are aligned with the yonder star of Milestone’s vision.

The opportunity for this individual is to work himself/herself into a full time well-paid position.

Does that sound like you? If so, check out this video of last year’s leadership conference:

The company has a very unique value proposition that should be exciting for those eager to make a difference in the world.

If you are interested in this job opportunity please contact John Bradley Jackson at

The CrashRespond Challenge (Part 2) – New Marketing Channel

This post was republished with permission from the BDEC, Irvine. For the first post please read The CrashRespond Challenge – Build an App that Sells while in School and Working Full-Time (Part 1).

The app that they are in the process of developing would alert up to three predetermined contacts whenever the person who owns the app is involved in a car accident.

Progress Report
Since our last report, we’ve met with Mr. Robert Stahl, current President of the Driving School Association of California (DSAC) and owner of Dollar Driving School, to discuss potential marketing opportunities with his organizations.

Mr. Stahl loves the CrashRespond concept, and we discussed various ways by which his company and other driving schools could act as a marketing channel for our app. We also learned some encouraging facts about the driving school industry:

  • There are approx. 500 driving schools in California, in sizes that range from sole proprietorship and one car, to national corporation with a fleet of cars.
  • There are 250,000 new drivers per year in California.
  • There are approximately 3 million new drivers per year in the United States.

This means that among our target audience, CrashRespond has a yearly revenue potential of between $112,500 – $187,500 in California, and between $1,350,000 – $2,250,000 nationwide. Here’s how we calculated these projections:

  • Selling price of between $3-$5
  • 30% smartphone adoption rate among teens * 250,000 * 50% Android market share = 35,000 potential customers (based on the smartphone adoption research we discussed in our previous post)

By creating marketing partnerships with Mr. Stahl and the driving schools, we’ll gain a marketing channel that extends directly to the consumers we need to reach: parents of new drivers. We plan to use this channel by launching a sales competition among the driving schools and instructors, with prizes going to the individual or group with the most sales in a 3-6 month period. The details of this competition will be worked out as we get closer to launch.

The only cost to CrashRespond for this marketing opportunity is the $3-5 thousand in contest prizes and the approximately $0.25 per sale cut that the driving school association would earn for their cooperation.

What do you think about this opportunity? Do you believe it is as exciting as we do? Would you do something differently? Let us know in the comments, we’d love to get your feedback!