Monthly Archives: August 2015

8 Hour Business Challenge

Young entrepreneurs working on the next big thing. Ready to join them?

Young entrepreneurs working on the next big thing. Ready to join them?

One of the greatest pleasures of working with young entrepreneurs is getting the chance to hear their ideas; it’s amazing learning how creative these future founders are. That is why I’m excited to let you know about an upcoming competition that Cal State Fullerton’s co-ed entrepreneurship fraternity, Sigma Epsilon Mu, is holding. In their own words: Continue reading

CSUF Entrepreneurship Client Recruiting Season is now Open

CSUF Business ConsultingEvery business has, or at least should have, a leader. This is the person who is responsible for the company’s strategy, who makes the tough decisions, who is the person that is ultimately responsible for the business’ success or failure. And this person, at least the good ones, know that they cannot do it alone. They realize that the people who are working for the company are assets.

But can you honestly say that you are getting the most out of your assets? Do you know a leader who thinks he is but is really squandering a lot of that value? That’s where we come in. Our program has done hundreds of consulting cases dealing with organizational development issues. Continue reading

Small Business & Diversity [EVENT]

Small Business and DiversityHave you ever wondered about what kind of impact diversity can have on a small business? How much value does diversity add? How do you manage in a diverse working environment?

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Answers to these questions and many more can be had at our upcoming Small Business & Diversity panel event. Taking place on Thursday, August 13 at 6pm in the O’Brien Center the Small Business & Diversity panel discussion will be hosted by Critical Mass for Business’ Richard Franzi. We co-hosted an event earlier this year with them, which was a huge success, and we have every reason to believe that this event will be a success as well. This event will be recorded and aired as a radio show at a later date.

On the panel are the following innovators:

Mr. John Bradley Jackson, Director, Cal State Fullerton Center of Entrepreneurship & CSUF Startup Incubator

Ms. Cecile Bereal, President/CEO, RMA Management Alliance, Inc.

Ms. Summer Sepulveda, Community Liaison Coordinator, WBEC-West

Mr. Christian Valencia, CEO/Co-Founder of HIIT Bottle

Mr. Dalip Jaggi, CEO of Technology & Co-Founder at Eva Smart Shower

 

Come to hear the lively discussion, ask questions of the panelists, network with your peers. This event is free (parking is $8) and there will be light appetizers.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Job Posting: National Retail Accounts Manager

Are you smart, creative, and entrepreneurial minded?

Are you self-motivated with unlimited energy?

Are you interested in making a difference in this world?

Then this is the job for you!

Sandy Spin Slade, Inc. is an amazing company that makes physical activity fun by creating products that provide a social, group game experience for all ages and abilities to enjoy. Our educational division includes Skillastics®, a series of oversize board games that develop children’s fitness and sport skills. Skillastics was introduced in 2002, and currently over 10 million students in approximately 25,000 schools and after-school programs are enjoying Skillastics.

FitivitiesThe company has recently entered the retail market by introducing Fitivities™, an award-winning physical activity game that brings families together in a fun, physically active environment. Fitivities is not just a product, it’s a rapidly growing movement! Our mission is to change the way society views physical activity, and by making it simple, fun and affordable, we are creating this transformation, one family at a time.

We are seeking a responsible, organized and self-motivated individual to join the Sandy Spin Slade, Inc. team and help grow our newly established retail division. This position is only suited for a motivated, tenacious, successful professional with a true passion for results.

This position will allow you to:

  • Contribute to achievement of national sales targets for Fitivities
  • Grow brand awareness nationally
  • Achieve individual sales and activity based goals nationally
  • Provide product demonstrations and trainings as required
  • Support and implement marketing programs
  • Proactively develop and implement national sales plan
  • Establish and enhance business relationships with key distributors and major end user accounts nationally
  • Promote Fitivities by traveling throughout the country attending Trade Shows and various events
  • Be a part of a movement from the ground floor
  • Work within a successful and collaborative team environment

This successful individual will have:

  • Proven sales experience with strong motivation to follow up leads and take advantage of business or sales opportunities.
  • Experience working with retail, specifically the Toy and Game Industry will be highly regarded.
  • Ability to demonstrate expertise of product(s), customer segments and their needs, competitive products, prices and policies.
  • Exceptional communication and rapport building skills.
  • Great time management skills and be a team player that is self-motivated.
  • Has a passion for physical activity and believes in the value of health and wellness.

Don’t miss this opportunity!!!

Salary: Entry Level: $35,000 + commission

Please send resume to info@fitivities.com. Only individuals who are serious about making a difference in this world need apply.

Brand New Course to assist Transfer Students to CSUF

Mihaylo Students in ClassroomChances are that you or someone you know has transferred to CSUF. It was a challenging transition, wasn’t it? Or course it was! Transfer students always take some time to find their bearings at a new school but what if I told you that it doesn’t have to be that way?

Starting this fall, Cal State Fullerton will start offering Business Administration (BUAD) 300: Professional and Career Development. Dr. David Obstfeld, who is one of the designers of this course and an Entrepreneurship Professor, had this to say about this new course:

“The creation of BUAD 300 was the result of assembling student and faculty talent, supplemented with some of the most effective managers and executives in Orange County and the country,” says Mihaylo Management Associate Professor David Obstfeld, who helped design the course. “We recognize that there are some stumbling blocks that prevent undergraduates from crystallizing their professional vision, developing the knowledge and social skills to progress rapidly through their years at Mihaylo, and graduating with good jobs.”

This sounds like a very smart idea to me and would be immensely helpful to any new CSUF students.

The course will discuss business advising, tips for organizing one’s personal and academic lives, goal setting, time management, social network management, career development and planning and strategies for selecting the best Mihaylo major and concentration for the individual’s long-term goals. University policy and procedures will also be offered. Students will be able to connect with faculty and members of the college’s business network. Three course sections will be available: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-2:15 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-3:45 p.m. and Mondays and Wednesdays from 4-5:15 p.m. Obstfeld will teach one of the sections.

For more information, visit the Business Advising Center at SGMH 1201 or call them at 657-278-2211.

And if you would like to talk to someone about majoring in Entrepreneurship please get in touch with Travis Lindsay at tlindsay@fullerton.edu.