Echoing the thoughts in this edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider, building a solid team is one of the most important tasks that an entrepreneur can undertake. Think of it this way: If you can add a million dollars worth of value to a business think about how much more value a team of people with complimentary skills to yours can add. And this added value isn’t just arithmetic, it’s exponential.
A great way to find potential team members is to attend events. Yes, events like our events, of course, but go to other events as well. Networking may seem like it can be a bit cliched sometimes but there can be tremendous value to it if you take advantage of it.
Take a look at this CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider to see some of the events that we have upcoming and we hope to see you at one of them!
One of the key things I tell every entrepreneur that I work with is that they need to build a strong team. Finding the right talent isn’t easy but there are simple ways to do this and the most direct route is to network and become a contributing part of the entrepreneurial community.
Our events are one way to do this. On many occasions I have seen how strangers will come to our events and end up collaborating on ideas afterwards. This is great for those who take advantage of the networking opportunities that we provide and it is a strong confirmation of the good that can happen when you bring entrepreneurial people together.
On this note, we have announced a number of interesting events for entrepreneurs that I hope you can attend. This Wednesday at our Irvine office, we welcome Patrick McClure to talk about marketing to millennials. On February 28, we will welcome CSUF Entrepreneurship graduate and philanthropic entrepreneur Candace Thome in to talk about marketing on a budget. Two weeks after that on March 14 in Placentia startup expert Jim Cooper will give a seminar about the strategies he uses with clients to fund STEM-related startups.
In addition to these events we host office hours with experts in various fields at both our Irvine and Placentia offices. More information on those can be found below.
We hope to see you soon!
John Bradley Jackson
Director and Professor
CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship, CSUF Consulting, & CSUF Startup Incubator
P.S. We just announced this year’s CSUF Startup Competition for current CSUF students! If you are or know of a current Cal State Fullerton student I strongly urge you to submit an application by March 9.