• Category: Prejudged Reports & Presentation 
    Type: Individual, Team

    Overview: Two (2) parts: a prejudged report and a presentation. Competitors must complete both parts for award eligibility. Establish and develope a com;lete inancial plan for a business venture by writing a report on the topic below. A one-page description of the plan should be the firs tpage of the report (not included in page count).

    Topic: Create a Business Financial Plan for a new school store/school-based enterprise. You need to identify a specific objective for the store (i.e. to fund/promote a specific club, organization, program, event, or cause). The new store should be specifically targeted for your school and demographics. The Business Financial Plan should include but is not limited to equipment, inventory, facilities, and operations management. (updated 11-20-2020)

    Skills: Business financial planning is paramount to the success of any business enterprise. This event is designed to recognize FBLA members who possess the knowledge and skills needed to establish and develop a complete financial plan for a business venture.

    Eligibility:  No more than one (1) team member may have competed in this event at a prior NLC or have competed more than two (2) years at the national level. A participant may compete as an individual their first year. If competing a second year, the participant must be part of a team.

    State: Each local chapter may submit one (1) entry.

    National: The top four (4) places at the state competition will represent California at the National Leadership Conference. NOTE: Some SLC top-10 competitors will become eligible for the national conference as a result of drops. Make sure you get early approval from your parents to attend the National Conference so you will be in a position to say "yes" to your adviser if you are "bumped up".

    Event Specific Guidelines: 

    • Establish and develop a complete financial plan for a business venture by writing a report on the topic above.
    • A one-page description of the plan should be the first page of the report (not included in page count).

    Finalists: The top eight (8) individuals or teams with the highest prejudged score will compete in the presentation portion of the event. 


    Equipment Setup: 5 min 
    Performance: 7 min 
    Warning: 6 min 
    Time Up: 7 min 
    Penalty Over Time: 5 pts 
    Q & A: 3 min 

    Submission: Project must be submitted online as a PDF. See Competitive Events Overview for submission forms. Report Verification is included on Submission Form. File size limited to 20 MB. Files should be compressed,if necessary.

    Submission Deadline:  Project must be submitted by 11:59 pm PST February 28. Conference registration is required for work to be judged. Missing the deadline or failure to register for the conference will forfeit competitor participation. Hint: Allow for plenty of time to upload your work.

    JUDGING: Judges will use the rating sheets (prejudged or presentation) to score competitors. The panel of judges evaluating prejudged materials may not necessarily be the same panel evaluating the presentations. All decisions of the judges are final.

    Rating Sheets   (performance shown first)

     (It is highly recommended that competitors read all guidelines)
    General Report Guidelines
    Report Tips
    General Presentation
    General (All Events)
    General Competition Tips

    Format Guide