From Planning to Startup Funding: Resources and Tools for Women, Minority, & Other Students Who Want to Ignite Business Ideas Before Graduation
Google. Apple. Microsoft. Facebook. Wal-Mart. Wondering what all these companies have in common? Aside from being some of America’s most successful brands, their founders were all between the ages of 20 and 26 when they were launched.
College-aged entrepreneurs enjoy unprecedented benefits and support, making it the perfect time to test the waters of business ownership. Whether taking advantage of campus-based incubators or seeking advice from alumni entrepreneurs in residence, there will never be a time where more assistance or encouragement is so readily available.
Affordable Colleges Online contributor Megan Tsui provides ideas for college businesses, offers tips for success, shares her experience being a young entrepreneur.
About the Author
Megan Tsui is the founder of UnleaSHEd, a women-focused business consulting company. Megan completed an undergraduate degree in Small Business Management and Entrepreneurship, during which time she started a consignment retail store. Created as a senior project, Megan created a business plan, produced financial projections, and moved her learning from theory to practice. Since her first venture, Megan has owned numerous businesses. She also helps students turn their ideas into startups as the Entrepreneur in Residence at St. Olaf College and organizes a business plan competition to help students finance their businesses.