Entrepreneurs have many decisions to make. The CICEO students had the opportunity to explore a lot of decisions that go into a bricks and mortar business.

Urban Planner, Stephanie Brown of Chastain & Associates took the students through a tour of downtown Decatur where we discussed city ordinances, zoning, TIF districts and design.

We ended class with presenting an undeveloped piece of property to the students and assigned them with the task of coming up with a revenue generating idea where they will present their pitch to a panel of engineers, developers, and urban planners in two weeks. Their pitch must include zoning, business structure, a design layout and a mood board that will include business name, logo, color scheme, as well as what they offer in products, services or events.

CEO is all about hands on learning and this project gives the students a 30,000 ft view of what it would take to build a business from the ground up.

Stay tuned for the sharing of their ideas!

Thank you
@stephaniebrown7211 for sharing your time, passion and expertise with us!


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