Become an entrepreneur at Business Entrepreneur Education Camp held June 16-17, 2016

Becoming a young entrepreneur can translate to better opportunities in the workplace and set you up for future success.

Become an entrepreneur at Business Entrepreneur Education Camp held June 16-17, 2016

Many of the traits successful entrepreneurs possess are the traits employers are looking for and can be discovered at the first Business Entrepreneur Education Camp (B.E.E. Camp) on June 16-17, 2016, in Tawas City, Michigan. Even if you don’t plan to start your own business, the skills and characteristic you learn here will benefit you in life and at work. Thomas Smale from Entrepreneur highlights the 10 traits many entrepreneurs share. These coordinate with the needs of many employers. The workforce of the next generation is going to be fast-paced and autonomous, and business leaders are looking for highly qualified independent workers with specific traits. Some of those traits are risk management, passion, networking, flexibility, problem-solving and an ability to handle money. If you seek these skills or traits, we have the camp for you!

B.E.E. Camp participants will take local tours to establishments where business owners and experts will share knowledge on a business topic. Some of those topics include financing a startup company, owning or franchising a business, writing a business plan, soft skills, interview etiquette and others. Campers will also brainstorm and collaborate with a team (taking on various roles) to come up with a creative product or service. They will then present their idea in a business plan format to a panel of judges for review and critique. Advice and support will be offered from the experts along with prizes to select teams. This is a great opportunity to pitch your “great” ideas and get valuable feedback.

There is also an opportunity to network and talk with professionals, employers and business owners first-hand on what aspects they are looking for in an employee or in running a business. What is it that makes them successful? What would they pass on to their children or have told their past self when they were your age? You can ask those questions and more to gain insight into the world of business and what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

For more information on the B.E.E. camp or to sign up, please visit the B.E.E. Camp Event page and explore information on Youth Entrepreneurship and Michigan State University Extension and 4-H programs.

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