beyond the classroom: JEFF LINN
February 16, 2011 § Leave a comment
Recently, North Carolina Entrepreneurship Center at UNCG held its second Anne Fulton Business Plan Competition. This contest was open to all students, faculty, and staff offering cash and service awards. Each participant was asked to write a detailed business plan and formally present their proposal. Our very own Jeff Linn, a third year in the IARC department, entered the competition in December 2010 with a plan to effectively sell prints of his paintings. He was selected as a finalist in January and after giving a formal presentation on February 4th, he was awarded the grand prize for good organization and thorough cost and break even analysis numbers. “The strength of my plan lies in the fact that I provide a business model that any artist can adapt to his/her own work and begin generating a profit for the work they are already doing. I would say that my entrepreneurship minor coursework has helped me greatly in following through with this competition, as well as better understanding the importance of the business side of everything we do in IARC” says Jeff.
With the overall goals of the competition being “to spur innovative approaches to revenue and job creation in the Triad area as well as to identify potential UNCG-based entrepreneurs and have some fun”, Jeff definitely shows us how creativity with a detailed business plan can result in great accomplishments and rewards.