General FAQ

Q. How do I declare a minor in Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise?
A. To declare a minor, please see Lisa Burton in the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurhip at 220 Reynolda Hall, or see Dr. Conner, Faculty Director for the minor.  To make an appointment with Dr. Conner, please contact him at conner@wfu.edu.  Follow these links for more information about minor requirements and courses offered or ESE Minor FAQ's.


Q. I have an idea for starting a new business. Where do I go for help?
A. Undergraduate students should contact Polly Black (blackka@wfu.eduThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) at the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (CICE), 230 Reynolda Hall.  MBA students contact Dr. Stan Mandel (mandelsw@wfu.eduThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ), 3115 Worrell Professional Center.

Q. Can anyone apply for a New Venture Grant?
A. The new venture grants are only available to current students through the CICE. Calls for submissions are usually sent out in the fall and spring semesters. Contact Polly Black (blackka@wfu.eduThis e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it ) or Lisa Burton (burtoneg@wfu.edu) for more information.

Q. How can I get involved in the Entrepreneurial Fellows Summer Internship Program?
A. Through the CICE, a limited number of summer stipends are offered for students wishing to pursue an unpaid summer internship either working on their own ventures or working with an entrepreneur or company in the start-up to early growth stage.  The application process takes place in the Spring Semester and is very competitive (3:1 ratio of applicants to awardees).  Follow this link for more information or stop by the CICE office at 230 Reynolda Hall. 

If you have an internship opportunity to offer, please contact Lisa Burton (burtoneg@wfu.edu) or phone: 336-758-3153, and thank you for thinking of our students for this summer.  These experiences are invaluable for the learning they offer and our students come back from their summers very appreciative of the opportunity afforded them.

Q. Where can I find a sample business plan?
A. Click here for a guide to writing a business plan. You can also receive help with the business planning process through the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship or the Angell Center. You may also check out our Resources Section for more information.