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:
November 16, 2015 | Kathy Jamieson | Unemployment rate reduced to 5 percent in October 2015. How are different segments of our population doing?
November 16, 2015 | Beth Stuever | Michigan residents can help determine where Extension faculty and staff members should place their emphasis.
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.
October 28, 2015 | Dave Radloff | Failure is a necessary step to achieve our dreams. Critical thinking skills when applied to failure can be an asset.
October 28, 2015 | Dave Radloff | Failure is a necessary stepping stone to achieving success and an important part of experiential learning.
October 26, 2015 | Frank Cox | Resources and activities are available for mentors if mentees are interested in entrepreneurship as a career.
October 12, 2015 | Thomas Long | Getting financial advice can be like trick-or-treating; scary and sweet. However, it’s best to get out there and get the goodies.
October 1, 2015 | Jennifer Weichel | You can join 4-H friends as we celebrate everything that makes 4-H great during National 4-H Week, Oct. 4-10, 2015.
October 1, 2015 | Jennifer Weichel | Celebrate National 4-H Week Oct. 4-10, 2015, by participating in “Show your 4-H Face” campaign on social media.