Aspire to own your own business?
From market livestock animals and craft sales to worm farming and bio-fuel production, 4-H has been involved in entrepreneurship from its beginning. Entrepreneurship combines business concepts and creativity. 4-H entrepreneurship programs can help you take an existing project to new levels or assist you in bringing a great idea to life while making a profit.
Forms of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship can come in many forms, including making improvements or finding new uses for existing products. Entrepreneurs find solutions to problems, like turning waste products into renewable energy sources. Entrepreneurs identify opportunities, such as selling cold pop on hot day. Entrepreneurship can be a career path and avenue to a successful financial future, and being involved in 4-H entrepreneurship programs today can strengthen your existing skill set.
Developing an entrepreneurial spirit through 4-H
Entrepreneurial spirit is characterized by innovation and risk taking. Take a look at what 4-H has to help you create your own future, and how 4-H members from around the state of Michigan have embraced their entrepreneurial spirit!
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Michigan 4-H Career Exploration and Workforce Preparation Team:
January 27, 2016 | Beverly Przystas | 4-H Exploration Days offers business and entrepreneurship classes that’ll help youth learn about opportunities in marketing a product and livestock skills.
January 27, 2016 | Beverly Przystas | Youth may be interested in attending 4-H Exploration Days in June to learn more about business and entrepreneurship ideas.
January 22, 2016 | Thomas Long | Entrepreneurship is in our DNA, but has taken on different forms today and in the past.
December 17, 2015 | Thomas Schneider | Food production and marketing help young people build crucial life skills.
December 11, 2015 | Laurie Rivetto | Winter is the perfect time to build your auction buyer base.
December 7, 2015 | Kathy Jamieson | Impressive results of knowledge gained and community plans for entrepreneurial action shared.
December 3, 2015 | Kathy Jamieson | Best community development practices shared and connections made border to border at the Connecting Entrepreneurial Communities Conferences in October 2015.
November 16, 2015 | Kathy Jamieson | Unemployment rate reduced to 5 percent in October 2015. How are different segments of our population doing?
November 13, 2015 | Kathy Jamieson | Bureau of Labor Statistics reports 10-year low in unemployment rate.
November 10, 2015 | Debra Barrett | Michigan State University provides a variety of resources for aspiring entrepreneurs.