Why Should a Startup Consider a Business Incubator?

Business incubation is not new. While most people recognize the dotcom era as the birth of business incubation, startups have received support from service organizations, large corporations, universities, and government agencies for decades. All have had a similar mission of helping the fledgling startup survive and become company with a viable business model, more or […]

Two Part Time Paid Student Mentors Needed

The University has secured a grant which provides an after school program at 4 middle schools in Anaheim. This after school program will teach the children science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) and the principles of entrepreneurship, which includes the lean startup philosophy. We will need two CSUF Business students who will work 4-8 hours a […]

CSUF Wins $1 Million Grant to Fund STEM and Entrepreneurship Program for Middle School Students

A collaboration between the California State University, Fullerton Colleges of Education, Engineering and Computer Sciences and the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics has netted a grant worth more than $1 million to teach and promote STEM and entrepreneurship to middle school students. According to CSUF News, the project is titled “Strategies: Science, Technology and […]

Why do so many Startups Fail – Podcast Discussion

Recently, Center for Entrepreneurship Director John Bradley Jackson joined a panel of businesspeople and academics to discuss why so many early stage companies fail. This is part of the Critical Mass for Business Radio Show Series and the participants included: Michael Sawitz, FastStart.studio Christopher Wright, Senior Commercial Capital Advisor with Capital Direct Dr. Deborah Ferber, […]

How Entrepreneurial is Orange County?

John Bradley Jackson, Director of the CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship, reviewed the findings of a recent study about Entrepreneurship in Orange County. The presentation happened at the November 20, 2013 meeting of SCORE’s Orange County Chapter. The local SCORE chapter is the nation’s largest and most productive chapter of the SBA funded organization which is […]

Hunan University visits CSUF and FastStart.studio

A delegation of MBA students from Hunan University visited CSUF a couple of weeks ago. John Bradley Jackson, the Director for the Center for Entrepreneurship and a Professor of Marketing and Entrepreneurship at Cal State Fullerton, delivered a seminar to our visitors focusing on the state of entrepreneurship in America, California and in Orange County […]

BUAD 410 – Starting and Managing a Small Business

Most of the students who are reading this are probably business majors and, as business majors, I’m sure that your non-business major friends have asked you what it takes to run a business. You explain the basics to them as best you can but there’s no way you are able to go into enough depth […]

The Importance of Financial Literacy

Everyone knows that the literacy rate is not where it should be but people do not usually stop to consider the problems associated with a lack of financial literacy. Think about it, if you do not understand the differences between a savings account and a CD then you will probably be met with some financial […]

Why Your Twenties Matter

Once upon a time it was typical for a college graduate to secure a high-paying job, buy a home, find your life partner and begin a family all by the time you were in your mid to late twenties. This bit of conventional wisdom seems to have expired about a decade ago. Indeed, Millennials are […]