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:
July 18, 2016 | Zach Robertson | Thirty-six youth honored for their outstanding 4-H accomplishments.
July 13, 2016 | Michelle Neff | Summer is a busy time for many programs in MSU Extension. Throughout summer and all year long, MSU Extension can be found at outreach events in many communities.
July 13, 2016 | Thomas Long | Youth entrepreneurs gained skills at the first Business Entrepreneurship Education (B.E.E.) Camp held June 2016 in Tawas City, Michigan.
June 9, 2016 | Laurie Rivetto | Whether selling a product or an animal, consider what’s in it for the buyer.
June 1, 2016 | Debra Barrett | Soon-to-be released curriculum on making the most of your 4-H market animal project provides unique learning opportunities for all involved.
May 2, 2016 | Kaitlin Wojciak | Follow these tips for creating, purchasing and using compost.
April 28, 2016 | Debra Barrett | As an important piece of Michigan 4-H, career exploration and workforce preparation programming reached 18,500 participants during 2015.
April 21, 2016 | Dave Radloff | Michigan 4-H is assessing the impact participation in entrepreneurship programs has on youth goal setting.
April 21, 2016 | Dave Radloff | Applying the entrepreneurial mindset of goal setting can assist youth in achieving their visions and overcoming obstacles on their path to success.
April 19, 2016 | Thomas Long | Being environmentally aware can lead to entrepreneurial opportunities.
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Oct 29, 2016 – Oct 30, 2016 | Kettunen Center, 14901 4 H Dr, Tustin, MI 49688