Entrepreneurship

Business Growth Plan
Entrepreneurship Promotion Project
Entrepreneurship Series
Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making
Franchise Business Plan
Independent Business Plan
Innovation Plan
International Business Plan
Start-up Business Plan

Business Growth Plan

Description: The Business Growth Plan involves the idea generation and strategy development needed to grow an existing business. Participants in the Business Growth Plan will analyze their current business operations and identify opportunities to grow and expand the business.
Event Overview: 1-3 participants, 20 pages
Event Timing: 15 minute presentation time
Recommended if: You are able to develop a business growth plan, and have connections to a local business who would allow you to work with them
Recommended years of DECA experience: At least one year before taking

Entrepreneurship Promotion Project

Description: The Entrepreneurship Promotion Project is a chapter project that develops the economic and marketing knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in a global economy. After learning the economic principles associated with entrepreneurship, chapter members will utilize their marketing knowledge and skills to communicate the benefits of entrepreneurship to others.
Event Overview: 1-3 participants, 20 pages
Event Timing: 15 minute presentation time
Recommended if: You have an taken any marketing or entrepreneurship classes, or are interested in gaining general knowledge on how successful entrepreneurs operate
Recommended years of DECA experience: At least one year before taking

Entrepreneurship Series

Description: Students will be challenged to perform the ability to recognize opportunities and to act on them.
Event Overview: 1 participant, cluster exam, 2 role-plays
Event Timing: 10 minutes to prepare, 10 minutes to present
Recommended if: You have taken an entrepreneurship class, or can determine needs, identify markets, utilize marketing research, identify sources of capital and use management skills.
Recommended years of DECA experience: 1 year of experience before taking

Entrepreneurship Team Decision Making

Description: Entrepreneurship includes the ability to recognize opportunities and to act on them, determine needs, identify markets, utilize marketing research, identify sources of capital and use management skills
Event Overview: 2 participants, cluster exam, 1 role-play
Event Timing: 30 minutes to prepare, 15 minutes to present
Recommended if: You have taken other entrepreneurship events before, have taken an entrepreneurship class before, or are able to think quickly on your feet to solve problems and use management skills
Recommended years of DECA experience: no experience needed

Franchise Business Plan

Description: The purpose of the Franchise Business Plan Event is designed for participants to present a comprehensive business plan proposal to buy into an existing franchise. The participant seeks to become a franchisee.
Event Overview: 1-3 participants, 20 pages
Event Timing: 15 minute presentation time
Recommended if: You can write and present a business plan to franchise a local business.
Recommended years of DECA experience: No experience needed

Independent Business Plan

Description: The Independent Business Plan Event involves the development of a comprehensive proposal to start a new business. Any type of business may be used
Event Overview: 1-3 participants, 20 pages allowed
Event Timing: 15 minutes to present
Recommended if: You have a new business idea, or are able to create a proposal for a new business to be presented to a bank official (judge)
Recommended years of DECA experience: no experience needed

Innovation Plan

Description: The Innovation Plan Event involves the idea generation and opportunity recognition needed to take advantage of market opportunities to introduce a new business, product or service. Any type of business, product or service may be used.
Event Overview: 1-3 participants, 10 pages
Event Timing: 15 minutes to present
Recommended if: You have an idea for a new business, product, or service, and have ideas for marketing it.
Recommended years of DECA experience: no experience needed

International Business Plan

Description: The International Business Plan Event involves the development of a proposal to start a new business venture in an international setting. Any type of business may be used.
Event Overview: 1-3 participants, 20 pages
Event Timing: 15 minutes to present
Recommended if: You have an idea for a business venture for an international setting, and can write a written business proposal
Recommended years of DECA experience: 1 year of experience before taking

Start-up Business Plan

Description: The purpose of the Start-Up Business Plan Event is to provide an opportunity for the participant to develop and present a proposal to form a business. The event provides an opportunity for a participant to develop and demonstrate mastery of essential knowledge and skills as they apply to the analysis of a business opportunity.
Event Overview: 1-3 participants, 10 pages
Event Timing: 15 minutes to present
Recommended if: You have an idea for a new business, and can prepare a business plan
Recommended years of DECA experience: no experience needed