Creating a business plan for your own endeavor can be a challenge. But teaching college students to craft their own? Without the right tool, that's a big fail.
Useful business planning teaching tools have to balance effectiveness, efficiency, scalability, and ease of use. For Corey Pulido, teaching instructor in the Miller School of Entrepreneurship at East Carolina University's College of Business, he knew he found that balance when he found LivePlan.
Corey's been putting LivePlan to work in the classroom for over six years. Over 500 ECU business students have used LivePlan's pitch, forecast, and planning tools. Through LivePlan, Corey has been able to help them develop business plans and understand the nuts and bolts of transforming an idea into a plan they can make real.
“LivePlan really allows my students to focus on finding a lot of information,” says Corey. “They create a deliverable they are proud of.”
Hands–on experience turning business concepts into business plans
Corey came to LivePlan not only as an academic instructor but as an experienced entrepreneur.
“LivePlan really allows my students to focus on finding a lot of information”
Over the course of a dozen years, Corey completed his BSBA and MBA at ECU while working. In addition to his instruction duties, he operates three family businesses, from a property management company to a “non–profit animal sanctuary rescuing at–risk dogs,” which he runs with his wife. Outside of teaching and business, Corey serves on the Ayden, NC, Chamber of Commerce, mentors high school students, and judges business pitching competitions.
“After doing one internship at a small business, I was sold on the culture,” says Corey. “Once I realized I was an entrepreneur myself in real estate, I parlayed that into teaching a subject I was passionate about.”