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How Would I Propose A Large Idea To A Large Co.
Posted by Anonymous on
9/21/2005 at 5:53 AM ET
I just graduated from college and I know what I want to do for my career. I want to make a proposal to a large shoe/apparel company about bringing in a NEW division and a new line. I have experience in this line of sports for 12 years now, and I am also the Head Assistant Coach to a high school right now right out of college. I want this really bad, but I am not sure what to do and how to go about doing it as they are a privately owned company so I can not get their financial statements. ANY and ALL help is very much appreciated and welcomed.
9/21/2005 at 9:30 AM
Out of curiosity, have you considered doing your own startup? I mean, what's the reason for taking, what you believe to be a great idea, to a third party and giving it away for possibly a job?
Disclaimer - I'm an entrepreneur, so my inclination is always Go For It!
The amount of effort both time and probalby money you would put into trying to convince a company to start a new business line, would take you a LONG way toward having your own business. Also, and not to be overlooked, if this truely is a great idea, how would you stop the company from just running with it without you?
9/30/2005 at 8:46 AM
Hello all. I am closing this question since there has been no activity in over a week. We do this to reward the contributions of participants in a timely manner + to give increased visibility to the newer questions.
Thanks for participating!
Carrie (Production Editor)
10/3/2005 at 3:22 PM
Please contact me via email and I'll be glad to offer assistance in business formation. I've been through it myself and am currently chairing an organization of local entrepreneurs, so I've either done it or heard it!
The organization is HELP (Helping Entrepreneurs Learn from Peers).
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