Friday, August 24, 2012

Tim's Business School Opening Remarks

I've an idea for a business school, these may be my opening remarks:

Welcome to the first day of Tim's Business school.

Are you all excited to begin?

Here at Tim's Business School we plan on giving all of you students actual business knowledge.  You will get actual experience in a real business, and you will work in every part of the business.

We will come up with a business idea, then the lot of us will found it.  We will make plans, we will get funding, we will fill out all of the legal details, we will open up shop, and I will also arrange for successful business speakers to come and give us lectures and advice.

The goal here is to give you work experience and help you find good jobs.  After some time here you will be able to show potential employers the results you've achieved working for a real business, rather than just a diploma that shows your experience listening to teachers.  We will help with resumes, and cover letters.  We will provide data to show your results.  And we will found a working business.

You will get the experience required by employers without many of the worries and pressure that comes with your first professional jobs.  We are here to help you along.  You will not need to fear any disciplinary actions or termination of employment.  You will be here with the focus of learning.

When employers look to hire, they want their new employees to be knowledgeable about their subjects.  But until you do that job you will not have that experience.  We will get you that experience.

Most small businesses fail; we may as well.  But even if our company fails you will be able to see what works and what doesn't.  That is valuable experience that you can bring to potential employers.

Our founding of a business from the ground up also means that you will know exactly what it is like to found your own business. Most small businesses fail.  If you help to found a business with the rest of us, you will be able to get many of your failures and bad ideas out of the way when the business is not your sole problem.

Here you will have the chance to work in each area.  You may prefer marketing, for example, but maybe your experience in finance will change your mind.  In any case your experience in each area will give you a better understanding of the whole of business.

Let's found a business!

Your homework for tomorrow is to come up with an idea for our new business.  Think of an idea, it will have flaws and we'll correct them, but think of an idea and be prepared to argue some of its merits to the rest of us.

Any questions?

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