Ask an Entrepreneur!

ask-an-entrepreneurAs you will read in this edition of the CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider, we are launching Ask an Entrepreneur! We hope that this will become a great way to answer questions that many people in our community have and that these answers will help people become better entrepreneurs.

One trait I frequently witness in the entrepreneurs I work with is that they are curious. They want to understand the “why” of things and while they do not question everything (because that would be exhausting!) they do not shy away from asking questions.

That is why I am happy to announce “Ask an Entrepreneur!” Ask an Entrepreneur! is your chance to ask our Entrepreneurs in Residence (these are our mentors and startup experts) questions about anything business-related. Maybe you want to know the best way to market your new product or how to deal with a capable but under-performing new hire. Or maybe you are curious about what one of our Entrepreneurs in Residence thinks about a particular niche you’ve been researching. The sky is the limit.

Our goal with Ask an Entrepreneur! is to publish an answer to at least one question a week either in a written article or video and that these answers prove to be valuable to the CSUF Entrepreneur community at large.

If you have any questions, please go to the Ask an Entrepreneur! form and submit your questions. We look forward to answering your questions soon!


John Bradley Jackson
Director, CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship
& CSUF Startup Incubator

PS: Happy Holidays! I hope you are able to enjoy some time with your loved ones this year and share in the optimism of the season.

Creativity is the life blood of business and our consulting teams are filled with students brimming with creative solutions in a wide range of areas. Now is the perfect time to inject some creative solutions into your business by working with one of our CSUF Consulting teams.

To find out how we can tailor a project to fit your business’ needs contact our Client Project Specialist, Charlesetta Medina at (657) 278-8243 or to request an application email entrepreneurship@fullerton.edu.

We look forward to working with you!

Learn the keys to making a successful investor pitch at this seminar hosted by Director John Bradley Jackson. John, known as JJ to his students, will help attendees understand how to make a convincing investment pitch. He will explain the basics of how to develop your investment deck and how to approach potential investors. Attendees are welcomed to ask questions and if you cannot attend please forward all of your questions to csufentrepreneurship@fullerton.edu and we’ll see how many we can get JJ to answer.CLICK HERE TO GET YOUR TICKET TO THIS EVENT ON WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 25 AT 6PM AT THE CSUF STARTUP INCUBATOR (PLACENTIA)

Being successful with online marketing can make the difference between success or failure for your business.

That is why we are very happy to bring in Jason Khoo for office hours! Jason is the Marketing Director at Ron Wave Design and he has given a talk at the CSUF Startup Incubator titled: “An Entrepreneur’s Guide to SEO” (video here).


Dave Kinnear is one of our great mentors at the CSUF Startup Incubator who will be holding office hours to answer your startup and strategy questions.

Dave Kinnear is a Business Advisor, Mentor and Executive Leader Coach.  Through his affiliation with Vistage International, Dave convenes and facilitates peer advisory boards of Business Owners, Company Presidents, General Managers and Chief Executives dedicated to becoming better leaders who make better decisions and achieve better results.

Center for Entrepreneurship Board Member, Andrew Carroll, has a ton of financial and accounting experience he will share with anyone who visits him during his office hours later today. Click below to find out how to visit him during his office hours.


The CSUF Entrepreneurship Alumni host a business roundtable on the third Thursday of every month at the CSUF Startup Incubator and all are encouraged to attend these free meetings. Bring your entrepreneurial ideas, challenges, or just sit in and listen!
The CSUF Entrepreneur Roundtable features a fantastic group of mentors with impressive backgrounds so that every participating entrepreneur will get tremendous feedback on what they are working on. Don’t be shy! This can turn out to be one of the most consequential entrepreneurial events you ever attend.
Get Involved with the CSUF Entrepreneurship Community
Whether you are a professional who gets satisfaction from being a mentor to someone who wants to work in a startup as a team member or are interested in investing in some of our thriving startups; we want to hear from you!
To join our large professional network you don’t have to be an alumni but we need your expertise and hard work to help make Northern Orange County (especially Fullerton) a strong startup community! Please take a minute to tell us about yourself so we can properly welcome you into the CSUF Startup Community.
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For more details on CSUF Entrepreneurship: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurship
For more details on how we help people become entrepreneurs: http://bit.ly/csufstartup

Attend one of our entrepreneur events or sign up for a free mentoring session: http://bit.ly/CSUFEntrepreneurEvents

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