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PLSC 251 Financial Applications for the Green Industry

An introduction to resources available through the library to help you complete a business plan.

"Shark Tank"

How well can you sell?

Have you watched Shark Tank before? Contestants have but a few minutes to convince the panelists to invest in their companies. How well would you sell your idea?

As a group, you will first submit the following three sections of a Business Plan:

  • Company Description
  • Industry Analysis
  • Target Market

Then, you will create a 2-3 minute video based off of company description, industry analysis, and the target market section. Venture capitalists are providing you with up to $500,000 cash to start a business. What can you realistically do with that fund?

Length: 2-3 minute video

  • Incorporate the sections above of your business plan.
  • Set a clear goal – what is it that you are asking from the investors/loan officers and why should they invest in your company?
  • You may use PowerPoint to create your presentation and record your narrative. You are also encouraged to be creative and come up with unique ways of “selling” your business.
  • Along with your final video presentation you must submit a script of your presentation.


  • A video PowerPoint presentation. Please submit both an mp4 or mov file and the original PowerPoint presentation.
  • Script of your final presentation – This must be a separate file (Microsoft Word or PDF). Indicate who was responsible for writing each portion of the script.
    • Your script should also be incorporated into your PowerPoint presentation using the Notes feature.

Who knows what ideas will be sparked from this project and maybe YOU will be the next big entrepreneur!