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StartingUp Now Offered at Moody Bible Institute

Brittany Coleman - Monday, April 07, 2014

 

This January marked another significant milestone for StartingUp Now. Beginning in January 2014, L. Brian Jenkins began teaching StartingUp Now at Moody Bible Institute (MBI) in Chicago, IL. The class, “MI–4419: Topics in Missiology -- Business As Mission”, is an accredited 3-hour class, providing college students with hands-on interaction focused on strategically guiding students through the process of turning their ideas into reality. For many, this is the first time making the connection that the principles of sound strategy apply within the context of ministry via business planning. Based on StartingUp Now: 24 Steps students are learning to create an execution strategy to:

1. Developing your “Big Idea”
2. What are my “Core Values”
3. Who is my “Target Customer Profile”
4. My Financial Plan
5. Get it Going—Launch Time!                                                                                                                                                                                       
MBI students are currently in the final stages of completing their plans for both business and ministry ideas. In order to gain first hand knowledge of the business plan presentations, students attended Technori’s Pitch Event in February. Students were privy to see various entrepreneurs, in the startup phase just like themselves, pitching their business ideas to potential investors. On May 8, 2014, these same MBI students will present their business/ministry plans to MBI’s Trustees to gain critical feedback on their ideas and possibly connect to capital opportunities to get launched too. Stay tuned for future updates!
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