Now Accepting CSUF Consulting Clients for Spring

This is a CSUF Consulting team that won the Small Business Institute's National Project of the Year Competition in the Undergraduate Division. Good job team!
This is a CSUF Consulting team that won the Small Business Institute’s National Project of the Year Competition in the Undergraduate Division. Good job team!

Every Monday we publish a weekly report to CSUF Entrepreneurship Insiders. In today’s report we announce the launch our Spring 2017 client recruitment efforts. The CSUF Consulting program is an integral part of the education of our students because it enables them to put into action the lessons they have learned with real businesses. The CSUF Consulting program is also of huge benefit to companies that participate because they receive innovative strategies on ways to make their businesses’ stronger from the reports our students create.

If you are interested in becoming a client of the CSUF Consulting program please get in touch with our Client Project Specialist, Charlesetta Medina, at (657) 278-8243.

What follows is the weekly CSUF Entrepreneurship Insider report from CSUF Center for Entrepreneurship and CSUF Startup Incubator Director John Bradley Jackson.

Every semester we welcome a diverse group of businesses into the CSUF Consulting program and we are now accepting applications for the Spring 2017 semester. For a relatively small fee, these businesses, our clients, have the opportunity to work with a student team over the course of the semester to develop a comprehensive action plan that tackles a specific part of their business.

All businesses can benefit from a fresh perspective and that is exactly what our student teams provide. Armed with the latest business knowledge from multiple disciplines and the creativity that is evident in so many of our students the CSUF Consulting program has helped all kinds of businesses ranging from startups to Hilton Hotels.

The Hilton Hotels project is one that I am particularly proud of. When clients initially contact us, many of them automatically think that marketing projects have the highest ROI, which isn’t always the case. Our team that worked with Hilton Hotels made this abundantly clear by developing a comprehensive energy sustainability plan that has saved the hotel a lot of money.

And that story has been repeated many times over the years with our teams developing plans to help clients in a wide range of areas. I’m sure every business can improve and that one of our teams can help accomplish that goal.

While we are completing current client engagements from the Fall Semester, the Center for Entrepreneurship looks forward to working with the students, clients, mentors, and professors next semester. We have a very strong community full of innovative people and I am confident that we will help make many more businesses stronger next semester and for years to come!

If you are interested in becoming a client of this program please contact Client Project Specialist, Charlesetta Medina, at (657) 278-8243 and she can walk you through the process in more detail. We look forward to working with you!


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

“Our true success with the team’s recommendations will be a year or two from now, looking back and being proud of our accomplishments – this will be the real payoff for us,” said Shafer, who said the resort plans to share their success and proposals with the Hilton Corporation and industry professionals with desires to tout itself as a leading property on sustainability. “As a destination, eco-tourism is alive and well in Huntington Beach, and it is incumbent upon us as a business to be the epitome of good stewards in our community,” Shafer added.

Green Hospitality (Hilton Hotels)

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.
Entrepreneurs face many different issues from the outset of starting a business but entrepreneur James Reichert thinks these three are the most important:
  • How do I get results?
  • How can I improve communications?
  • How do I develop trust?
James has drawn from his experiences in both the public and private sectors to develop simple lessons that you can learn from his talk. These lessons will help anyone considering the entrepreneurial path to avoid many of the pitfalls that usually afflict new entrepreneurs.


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.


For over 24 years, Professor Jeff Longshaw, MBA, MSBA, has been a business management and communication consultant, teaching proposal writing and composition to companies to improve their win rate.  While he has managed and participated in over 20 large scale proposals for Westinghouse, Lockheed, Bath Ironworks, General Dynamics and others; he has also produced business plans for start-up companies.


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.

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).


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 CSUF Consulting and the CSUF Startup Incubator
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.
#CSUFEntrepreneur #CSUFStartup
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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