Aspiring Business Owner Application

Contact Info

First and last name
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Taking a role as a leader of a team or other group

Decision Making Skills


Comfortable in a role which fluctuates between tactical and strategic business activity.

Entrepreneurship Initiative

Identifies and aggressively pursues opportunities for improvement and business development. Take independent action or proactively creates opportunities to resolve or prevent problems in keeping with role.

Planning and Organization

Organizes/develops team members’ work schedules and applies knowledge and sound judgment to plan and organize tasks to achieve desired outcomes.

Problem Solving and Analysis

Consistently contributes effort, leadership, and creative thinking to solving complex and significant problems in a collaborative fashion. Demonstrates an ability to work concurrently on multiple complex and sometimes ambiguous problems. Demonstrates the ability to communicate complex concepts, problems and solutions clearly and effectively.

Authorization and Release

Voluntary Consent

I, the undersigned, hereby voluntarily consent to the RedTire program (that is affiliated with the University of Kansas Center for Research, Inc. and the University of Kansas School of Business, Entrepreneurship Program) to obtaining, reviewing and distributing personal information about me to potential sellers, lenders and others involved with the RedTire program for a period of Agree year from the date of this signed document. This shall include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • My academic records and transcripts
  • Reports from references
  • The results of my personality quantitative assessment test
  • Results of background checks

I understand that my academic records and transcripts are confidential and protected by the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), which is also known as the Buckley Amendment and found at 20 U.S.C. 1232(g) and 34 CFR Part 99. Accordingly, these documents will be kept and maintained in safe and secure environment to ensure confidentiality. This form is my written authorization to allow the appropriate persons and offices to release information about me to the RedTire program for its use and for distribution to potential sellers, lenders or others involved with the RedTire program. I understand that this information will be used to evaluate my qualifications to buy a business from a seller utilizing the RedTire program and may also be reviewed by the seller’s or lender’s attorneys, accountants and employees. The use of this information by the RedTire program is limited solely for these stated and intended purposes.

I authorize and request every person, firm, company, corporation, governmental agency, law enforcement agency, court, association or institution having control of any documents, records or other information pertaining to me, to furnish to the RedTire program any such documents, records or other information and to permit the RedTire program or any of its agents or representatives to inspect and make copies of such documents, records or other information. I hereby release, discharge and, exonerate any person so furnishing documents, records or other information from any and all liability of every nature and kind arising out of the furnishing, inspection or copying of such documents, records, and other information or the investigation made by the RedTire program.

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