DECA Competition: Individual Business Plan

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The DECA Independent Business Plan involves the development of a comprehensive proposal to start a new business.  Every new business starts with a business plan. The Independent Business Plan allows students to learn how to write a business plan, but also organize their thoughts on how to start a new business.  The plan includes a written paper (up to 30 pages), an oral presentation, and can have one to three participants. The paper includes an executive summary, the top problems, your product/service, customer segments, unique value proposition, the product/service features, channels of distribution, revenue streams, cost structure, detailed financials, key metrics, competitive advantages, and a conclusion. 

 

Print Fundraising’s learn & earn fundraising program is perfect to use as a DECA Independent Business Plan.  A new business must be organized and have a plan to be successful. That is why we have taken the time to write detailed content on how to start, manage, and market a new business, and we even teach students how to write a successful business plan.  By using our available tools a DECA chapter can easily create a comprehensive business plan around our learn & earn fundraising opportunity. While we have made our fundraising opportunity as turnkey as possible, a chapter will be most successful if they take the time to create a detailed business plan on how to start, manage, and market a new decoration business.

 

The best part of using our fundraising program as a DECA Independent Business Plan is not only can the chapter use it in event competition, but it will benefit the chapter from a financial standpoint as well.  This is what makes our fundraising opportunity so great- instead of just writing a business plan to use in competition, the chapter can benefit for the next several years by starting and growing a successful decoration business that can fill the wants and needs of their students, school, and community.  So, if there are between one to three students in your chapter who are not sure what event/project they want to compete in and have a future in entrepreneurship, consider having them lead your chapter to the ICDC using our one of a kind fundraising opportunity as a DECA Independent Business Plan.

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