The Collaboratory met with 3 young men and their leader from the Victory Project and two men from The Rivers Institute that are partnering with the Victory Project this summer for a summer challenge (discussed later). We helped them ideate and brainstorm on what a local buisness is and what makes it successful.
The Victory Project’s Mission: [Without government funding] Empower young men to discover the life God intended by mastering self-awareness, self-sufficiency and selfless service, building an uncommon alliance with uncommon youth for uncommon results.
The Collaboratory’s Brain Storming Session With The Victory Project:
Marketing, Finances, Employees, Operations, and Life Long Learning
Why did you choose this group?
“I want to become a young entrepreneur“
“I want to learn about businesses”
“I can benefit from things this group can offer”
“It sounds more fun than going out and biking… how to learn a buisness”
End Goal : Buisness plan for a small business/ bike shop
What do we know about small buisness:
-spread community wise
-locally wise – example: corner store
Why would people own a buisness:
to become successful in life success as in being a graduate from college, owning a buisness, financially stable
define a problem in the world, and see how you can fix it
think how you can help other people too – community need
fill a need
What buisness would you open that is driven by passion:
Personal protection for belongings
Arts related, a studio
Water Bottle with a Cause
Business that’ll make the most $$:
Finding Lost Item
Example: Teen Hangout
To keep them off the streets..
video-games, wifi, food
near a school