Regan Drew on: Pitching Your Idea as a Business Plan
"One of the things that I think is really important for teachers when looking to pursue new ideas is to really pursue it like a business plan." - Regan Drew
Regan Drew

School: Riverpoint Academy

Type of School: Public – Magnet

Location: Spokane, WA

Population: 115

Demographic: 5% minority students

% Free/reduced lunch program: 21%
Pitching Your Idea as a Business Plan
  1. Model your program with a business plan template.
    1. What is the idea?
    2. What is the need your idea addresses?
    3. Why is it compelling for students?
    4. Who are your community stakeholders?
    5. What resources do you need?
  2. Use online resources to plan strategy and execution.
  3. Consider:
    1. Market
    2. Opportunities
    3. Challenges
    4. Financials
    5. Timeline