With the support of the WEEE staff and the Operation JumpStart program, I was able to create a small business plan and analyze the viability of a small business idea. The program was effective in helping me to learn about small business plans and the importance of these plans in determining the viability of an opportunity. The best surprise was the never-ending encouragement and support from my classmates. Through group activities and individual interaction, my classmates helped me to hone my business plan by reinforcing and challenging existing ideas and by offering ideas from a fresh perspective.
- SHAWNEE MUELLER, Operation JumpStart Participant