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Tri-Cities team honored for clean tech business idea

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities technology and a business plan for converting the plant material lignin into biojet fuel won third place among 21 teams at the Alaska Airlines Environmental Innovation Challenge finals last week. » More …

Jan. 9: Farmers gain skills in business planning, marketing

By Kate Ryan, WSU Extension

farm-businessEVERETT, Wash. – The course Agricultural Entrepreneurship and Farm Business Planning will be simulcast 5:30-8:30 p.m. Mondays Jan. 9-March 20 in Gray Wolf Hall at Everett Community College and in Carnation Farm’s Alpine Room, 28901 NE Carnation Farm Rd., Carnation, Wash., as part of Washington State University Extension’s Cultivating Success series. Two Saturday seminars on focused topics will be Feb. 25 and March 4. » More …

Restaurateur returns home to open wings and brew diner

By Hope Belli Tinney, Washington SBDC

WALLA WALLA, Wash. – When Brendon Mendoza was putting together a loan application to finance Wingman Birdz and Brewz on Main Street in Walla Walla, the financial projections were solid. » More …

Pharmacy students win NCPA business plan contest

PULLMAN – Four Washington State University pharmacy students beat out teams from the University of Kentucky and the University of Houston  Oct. 8, and won the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) annual business plan competition.The three teams presented their plans to a panel of judges at the NCPA annual meeting in Las Vegas. The students on the WSU team are Daniela Beilic, Portland; Jason Doss, Medical Lake; Joshua Fancher, Richland, and Corinne Gavrun, Pullman; all from the class of 2009. Their expenses to the Las Vegas convention were paid by the NCPA.The goal of the NCPA competition is to promote interest in independent community pharmacy ownership. … » More …

Pharmacy student team earns berth among top three

A team of four Washington State University pharmacy students is among the top three finalists in a national business plan competition sponsored by the National Community Pharmacists Association.All three winning teams will advance to a final round of competition in Las Vegas in October, where the students will present their business plans in person to a panel of judges.In an 89-page plan, the WSU students are proposing to create the Apple A Day pharmacy in Pullman by buying what is now Sid’s Professional Pharmacy.The students received help from several working pharmacists, including the owner of Sid’s, who shared real numbers with them, said Linda Garrelts MacLean,» More …

WSU business plan competition begins

The Washington State University College of Business and Economics and the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies will sponsor the preliminary rounds of the second annual WSU Business Plan Competition Dec. 3.  The preliminary rounds of the two-phase competition will be from 1-5:30 p.m. in Todd Hall conference rooms 239, 339, 387 and 439. The competition will conclude with the final round April 1-2 during WSU’s Showcase week. The public is invited to attend.All teams will be assigned to one of four leagues. The prize money offered will be $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 for the teams that place first, second and third, respectively. WSU undergraduate and graduate … » More …

Entrepreneurial thinkers wanted

Washington State University students with a “great idea” have the chance this year to turn their dream into an action plan that just might bring $10,000 cash their way.The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in the WSU College of Business and Economics is sponsoring its first business plan contest, running from fall through spring, said Jerman Rose, director of the center. “This promotes the university’s role in contributing to significant economic development through innovation.”The object of the contest is for full-time undergraduate and graduate students to form teams that develop plans for new products or services, including marketing research on sustained profitability and assessment of key … » More …