Assistance From The CFE

“Assistance” is intended to tell the CFE’s story from three perspectives:

  1. The student—short assistance summary testimonials and video logs (five way compliant) of students explaining what they learned/received from working with the CFE;
  2. External parties—entrepreneurs, companies, investors, clients, governmental agencies and select/participating alumni explaining how they worked with the CFE and what they received; and
  3. The COB/CFE as narrator. 

Assistance lies at the heart of the Center for Entrepreneurship’s mission.  The center aims to help students move beyond the classroom; remove any barriers to success and pave the way for a successful launch.  The basis for student success is the Entrepreneurship and Small Business (pdf) curriculum, which offers both a major in the College of Business and a minor that is available to students in all colleges on campus.

But success as we know is dependent on far more than just “book learning”, so the Center offers access to a wide variety of outside sources, experts, experienced business people, and more:

  • Center for Economic Development offers market analysis of all 58 counties in California among its many services.
  • SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.
  • Northeastern California Small Business Development Center (SBDC) offers one stop business management assistance through one-on-one business consulting, entrepreneur training, referrals and a wide variety of information and guidance to small business owners and potential entrepreneurs.
  • Innovate North State, a public/private partnership driven by CEOs of leading North State businesses -- was established in early 2012 to create jobs in the region by specifically focusing resources on helping innovative growth companies succeed.
  • 3CORE is a private, non-profit corporation that works as the economic development planning and coordinating agency for the Tri-County region, composed of Butte, Glenn and Tehama counties for the purpose of helping fledging businesses gain initial funding.