Request for Partnership - International Entrepreneurship

Goodman School of Business

Request for Partnership - International Entrepreneurship

Service-Learning at Goodman is a project-based teaching-learning strategy that connects classroom theory to challenges experienced in the “real world”. For this Partnership, student teams work as “consultants” to their community partner.

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Partnership Opportunity – Free Business planning support- INTERNATIONAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

We are inviting all area non-profits and small (10 or fewer employees) for-profit businesses to apply to work with 4th year students in a “Service-Learning” opportunity from late Sept, 2013 to late Nov, 2013.

International Entrepreneurism: Is your business going International? Are you looking to source products and parts for sale in Canada? Are you creating a product here that you want to sell in another country? Want to start a business in another country? Want help to assess all the different options you have?

What you get
** You will receive approximately 2-3 reports from the individual student teams.
** You will attend their presentations (20 minutes each) to hear the highlights of each plan.
** This means lots and lots of new ideas and recommendations.

Your Commitment
Projects are tied to a student’s overall course mark. We ask our partners to ensure they are available for the dates below as course schedule is not flexible and we want to ensure project success. To apply for this project you and a backup member of your team need to schedule on-campus dates. There are 5 classes seeking community partners so schedules will be firmed up directly with selected partners.

  • By Sept 4th, you need to provide electronic “background” documents such as current working version of your business plan, list of known competitors, any budgets or financial documents you might have (confidentially agreements can be signed).
  • First on-campus visit will be late September. The client will present their situation and background information to the class and respond to questions.
  • Possible mid-term campus class visit for more direct student question and answers
  • Prompt response to email requests for information (generally within 24-48 hours)
  • Last campus visit to hear team reports will be late November.
  • Complete a brief on-line survey on overall project satisfaction (5 minutes)

Register your request online. There are a limited number of spaces available.

Gillian Kemp
Relationship Manager, Service-Learning
905 688 5550 X5023