This team event tests students’ knowledge in starting their own businesses by developing business plans that identify needed products or services in a local market. Emphasis is placed on financial planning and practicality of the product/service. Teams must deliver an oral presentation based on their written plans and successfully answer questions in response to typical problems encountered by entrepreneurs during their first year of business.
The SkillsUSA Illinois Championships follow the current edition of the SkillsUSA National Technical Standards. These are available to professional members (advisors and teachers) following membership registration.