Resources

Welcome to the CEO resources page, sponsored by the Singleton Foundation for Financial Literacy & Entrepreneurship. As you scroll through this page, you’ll see the variety of resources available to members such as LawCloud, a legal document service; Klaviyo, an e-commerce mass marketing tool; StartEngine, a crowd-funding equity sharing platform; chapter structural guides, and more!

The Singleton Foundation

The Singleton Foundation is proud to support CEO and help promote the entrepreneurial spirit, as well as provide free resources you can access to build a better business, chapter and financial future.

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Million Stories

Million Stories is a new digital channel that uses the power of entertainment to capture attention, create change, promote entrepreneurship and inspire individual achievement. Its original series, all in short, phone-friendly episodes, include Faceplant, with notable people talking about the value of their failures on the path to success; American Paycheck, featuring young entrepreneurs dealing with the new economy across the country; Adulting with Richard Sherman, with the NFL great giving you his hard-earned playbook for being financial savvy; and a music video from Marshmello, reminding you to invest in yourself. Use the videos as ice-breakers and conversation starters at chapter and student out-reach events.

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Venture Valley

Venture Valley is a free Esports-style game where you start-up your own business and grow it into a virtual empire. Play alone or compete with friends for rewards like free pizza, movie tickets, fast food, etc. Plus, battle Online and in Esports tournaments for the opportunity to win real-world prizes such as college scholarships, cash for college debt relief, internships, and much more! Whether you compete to win – or just watch – you gain valuable business and personal financial skills. Launching in 2020 on mobile devices and computers, Venture Valley is the game that pays off in the real world!

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LawCloud

LawCloud, offers free legal document services for startups and small businesses, including regulatory, partnership, operating, funding and HR documents. Due to the CEO/LawCloud partnership, students simply need to create a LawCloud account via the below link and begin surveys. Each survey relates to a specific document and once the survey is complete, LawCloud will generate the document for download. You may also request a lawyer review your document for an additional $99. Take the time, money, confusion and stress out of the legal side of your business and set yourself up for legal protection & success!

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Career Center

Designed specifically for collegiate entrepreneurs, jobs.c-e-o.org features postings from recognizable companies seeking students or recent graduates to fill intrapreneurial roles while furthering the company mission. With both full-time careers and internship opportunities, CEO members are able to search by field, industry, location, company, keyword and even create custom saved searches. Companies can also search for resumes directly through the site itself. If your resume is loaded into the platform, jobs can search for you! Additionally, each member may upload a resume to be seen among employers, as well as, receive a free resume review from a live career professional.

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Klaviyo

Klaviyo is a data and e-mail marketing platform that can be used to accelerate the growth of your chapter and student entrepreneurship community. Klaviyo makes it easy to collect e-mails, create targeted campaigns and send monthly newsletters to your chapter members. Over 20,000 innovative companies like Colourpop, Huckberry, and Steve Madden use Klaviyo. Individual CEO members can also apply this platform to further benefit their own venture. Create lists of clients, customers, vendors, donors, and more. The system also tracks who is and who is not opening your messaging, among other advanced metrics to strategically operate your business.

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StartEngine

StartEngine is the United State’s largest equity sharing crowdfunding website. They've helped over 275 start-up companies raise more than $100 million in funding. Now StartEngine is partnered with Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization to help every student entrepreneur get the funding they need to launch their venture! If you sign up and are accepted onto the site, you’ll receive $1,000 of marketing credit for your campaign - this can be used towards the in-house marketing agency to promote your venture in front of active investors. Email matthew@startengine.com with any questions! Create your free account today and start fundraising!

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EnFactor

En Factor is a podcast hosted by Rebecca White, a successful entrepreneur and long-time educator and the Director of the John P Lowth Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Tampa. Dr. White is taking her classroom to podcast format: interviewing successful people who have successfully applied an entrepreneurial mindset to their life and vocation. The podcast will officially launch this fall and recorded shows to date include Kevin Harrington (As Seen on TV and former Shark on TV series Sharktank); Bonnie Harvey and Michael Houlihan (Barefoot Wines); Frans Johansson (author of the Medici Effect and Click Moment); Benson Riseman (Greendot Corporation) and many others.

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HP LIFE

HP LIFE is a global, online training program. It gives people all over the world the opportunity to build skills for the future— whether they want to start or grow their own business, enter the workforce or secure a better job—by providing access to free, accessible IT and business skills training courses in seven languages. It is also an adaptable educational resource used on the ground by trainers, educators and mentors to enrich curricula, support business creation, and improve employability skills. HP LIFE is a program of the HP Foundation. Checkout these 32+ self-paced courses.

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Success Pillars

Every success has a “secret sauce” and for CEO, the pillars are our secret sauce. The Success Pillars represent the chapter model most often recommended by CEO. We’ve compiled this model after evaluating years of best practices exercised by some of CEO’s most successful chapters. Everything stems from the Chapter Common goal; this interactive guide will paint a picture as to how you should best engage your members and build upon one goal. Follow along this interactive webpage to see recommendations on chapter foundation, various meeting types, and the team that leads it all, your executives.

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Conference Speaker Videos

Keynote presenters donate their incredibly valuable and limited time to motivate and inspire our audience of student entrepreneurs. They do so by telling their founding story, how the challenges and rewards of new venture creation weren’t always easy but always worth it. At some of the CEO events, we record our keynote presenters and make their message available to all of our members to view at their convenience. Hear from distinguished entrepreneurs in a wide range of industries and learn from their stories! Use sessions as content for chapter meetings or watch for your own pleasure!

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Election Guide

The Election Guide is to be used while planning your election process. It identifies and provides descriptions for the various roles that exist within a CEO executive team. Including a sample application, chapter constitution, and bylaws, this tool helps to create a formal process of electing an executive team year after year, ensuring consistency and continuity for years to come. Putting pen to paper defining how your chapter aims to be operated is a key step in ensuring success for all of your efforts. It is strongly recommended to utilize this tool in conjunction with the planning guide to direct your chapter leadership goals.

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Initiation Guide

The Initiation Guide is the key starting point for any new chapter or member. This dialogue provides a 30,000-foot view of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization while providing suggestions that act as steppingstones to help identify what works best according to the uniqueness of your individual chapter, school and student members. When starting a CEO Chapter, it’s best to view it as starting a business. Afterall, this is meant to be an entrepreneurial journey for you and your members. Think of the Initiation Guide as your initial business plan, aligning your founding team’s effort, while being flexible enough to adapt to your growth and future success.

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Chapter Leader Training

Trainual is an online & interactive handbook tool with everything you need to know about operating a successful CEO chapter. This content was previously found in the Chapter Handbook, which CEO HQ has since updated and converted to the Trainual platform. While using Trainual, you’ll follow along through various subjects and topics, culminating in a brief quiz to show us what you learned! These content subjects can be worked through via text breakdowns and/or video tutorials from a CEO HQ staff member. Once you’ve completed the Trainual curriculum, you’ll be set up for success within your CEO chapter.

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Launch Package

The Membership Launch Package is a great way to display your group’s affiliation with the CEO global brand. This package not only provides recognition to your university or college and your chapter members; it also helps to expand the awareness of your chapter across campus. Items in this package have been hand selected by CEO HQ as the most effective tools for developing your chapter’s influence across campus. Reach your target audience and build the right buzz around campus for your chapter with the CEO branded tablecloth, pop up banner, chapter flyers, and chapter plaque!

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Entrepreneur Boot Camp

Looking to grow your entrepreneurial know-how, but don’t have the time or opportunity to fit an entrepreneurship course into your day? Develop your entrepreneurial skill with the Acton School of Business. This online 14-unit virtual boot camp is an AACSB accredited, complete at your own pace, program designed to help you build the essential bootstrapping, cash flow and operational skills every aspiring entrepreneur needs at the beginning of their journey. This Boot Camp asks fundamental questions to assist you in identifying your strengths, understanding your relationship with money, and destroying mental barriers that fuel “wantrepreneurship.”

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Planning Guide

Start each semester strong by outlining your organization’s directional objectives for the upcoming months. The chapter planning guide is an invaluable resource and exercise for your executive team to utilize while discussing your annual goals for membership, management, programs, communication and more with your faculty advisors and chapter leaders. Additionally, a sample chapter constitution is included. This document should be provided to your faculty advisor on a regular basis for review. Leveraging these planning tools sets SMART deals to focus your annual efforts around. Think of these tools as your chapter’s business plan or model. Don’t just spin the wheels, set and achieve goals!

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Recruitment Guide

Without regular recruitment efforts, your chapter is bound to fail. This simple walkthrough of the necessary steps to maximize your recruitment efforts both at the kickstart of each semester and over the course of the academic year; Starting with establishing social channels and culminating with a strategic recruitment event, is a must follow for any CEO chapter. Follow this checklist structure to ensure the necessary processes are in place while contributing to growing your chapter as much as possible with each semester. Following these steps increases the chances you have to attract as many newcomers as possible along with retaining the members you already have!

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Custom Merchandise

CEO Chapters have the ability to purchase merchandise representing their school’s affiliation with the global organization. Having a consistent image across executive team and general members can help spread your chapter’s influence across campus and make more students aware of your groups presence on campus and the work that you do! Items such as polos, tablecloths, pop up banners, chapter plaques, and more can be purchased through the CEO site. All official merchandise must be purchased through our partner Ali Specialties. Complete the merchandise form to be connect with Ali Specialties for pricing and merchandise details!

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State Resources

Each state has a variety of resources available to entrepreneurs to help them build and develop new businesses. As a student entrepreneur, these resources can connect you to the right networks, make you aware of the various rules and regulations of your industry, and more! CEO has put together a comprehensive list of the state-by-state resources, including contact information for each office available to state-wide entrepreneurs, including our members! Small business development centers, launchpads, Economic development offices, manufacturing councils, entrepreneurship organizations, and more can be found within this valuable resource. Don’t waste valuable time searching the internet, and know you’re using the right resources!

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Annual Membership Meeting

Each fall, CEO HQ sits down for a live webinar and discussion on all thing’s CEO. As an executive team member, it is critical that you are fully up to date with CEO HQ and the offerings available through your institutional membership. This conversation takes place just ahead of the fall semester kickoff. During each call CEO HQ runs through new and existing resources, upcoming events, best practices, recruitment, and more. Throughout the conversation, there is a live Q&A through CEO’s twitter page offering direct access to your Executive Director and Membership Coordinator. No question left unanswered!

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Submit News

In an effort to streamline and optimize our marketing efforts, CEO asks that chapters ensure they keep CEO headquarters up to date on news at their chapter or college/university campus. News that is worthy of national media attention will be shared with our media partner outlets. If headquarters deems your news as social network worthy, it will be processed via our social media outlets. Please be prepared to provide further information and content with a CEO Headquarters representative if applicable. Remember, timely news is critical – be as active as possible with this form and we’ll get your news out there!

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Distinguished Speaker Series

CEO, in partnership with Embarc Collective, Future Founders, Synapse, The University of Tampa, EnFactor Podcast and American INNO cordially is proud to hoat a featured live webinar speaker series, known as the "Distinguished Speaker Series," at our global headquarters in Tampa Florida. This series features individuals who have been selected by our co-hosts as true innovators in our world. Through the course of their career, they have served as a role model to future generations, inspired countless individuals to take action to be entrepreneurial all while building a brand that our society simply can-not live without.

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Online Membership Directory

Search for fellow CEO members across the network of over 16,000 individual members. Based on keyword search, location, group, and more you’re able to find your fellow CEO members you’ve connected with at conferences, virtual meetings, the chapter president group chat, or elsewhere! The directory makes expanding your off-campus network much easier and opens up the door to further opportunities. Looking to co-host a meeting with a chapter close to you? Trying to find the chapter president at a specific university? This tool offers greater connectivity across the network while also allowing for searches based upon individual’s role within their respective organization.

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Branding Guide

The Branding Guide is your go-to source for answers regarding your chapter specific logo and how you should be representing your student organization when marketing your group. Complete with anti-discrimination statement, video content, merchandise parameters, email signature guidelines, logo usage policy, and proper coloring schemes and trademark policies, once you’ve worked through this guide, there should be no further questions about how to properly leverage your logo. Affiliation with a global organization such as CEO in and of itself can be a significant marketing tool. Utilize this guide to ensure you get the most out of the power of the CEO brand!

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