Jun 20, 2015 at 11:55 AM

Dons Net Cafe - Business Plan Competition

By George Rusznak

By George Rusznak, Santa Barbara SCORE Team Member

On June 19th, 2015 in Sacramento one of the ventures of the Dons Net Cafe participated in a business plan competition after becoming a finalist out of more than 800 high schools in California.

The Dons Net Cafe is a class at Santa Barbara High School that teaches students how to start and run ethical businesses that create jobs, earn a profit and make some contribution to society.

The competition was part of a Small Business Summit, sponsored by the California Department of Education and included teams from both high schools and community colleges.

The teams presented in front of judges and a live audience, as well as audience and judges at nine other locations throughout the State via electronic hook-up.

I had the privilege of being in the live audience and watch the students we mentor take first place. Their prizes included free promotion, advertising and a check for $2,000.

The team's presentation referenced support from their business partners, including SCORE.

Please read the Noozhawk article.

Posted in Managing Your Small Business.

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