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:
May 24, 2017 | Michelle Neff | Across the state, Michigan State University Extension is helping youth, adults and communities grow and prosper. Let’s explore some highlights of how MSU Extension programs impacted Clare County in 2016.
May 8, 2017 | Joanne Davidhizar | Starting a licensed food business training will help you understand how to turn your food business idea into a successful commercial reality.
March 29, 2017 | Debra Barrett | Michigan 4-H contributes to the success of a local entrepreneur.
February 21, 2017 | Debra Barrett | An overview of the significant impact from 2016 career exploration and workforce programming in Michigan.
December 21, 2016 | Joanne Davidhizar | Michigan State University Extension, MSU Product Center and Kalamazoo Valley Community College will host Starting a Licensed Food Business Ag Action in early 2017.
November 28, 2016 | Beverly Przystas | To prepare Michigan’s youth for the future, a new curriculum is available to provide hands-on learning for their market animal project.
October 24, 2016 | Thomas Long | Creating holiday gifts cultivates creativity and helps save costs.
September 8, 2016 | Dave Radloff | Thanking everyone who bid on your market livestock animal can influence your potential market and provide a good networking opportunity for next year’s sale.
September 1, 2016 | Dixie Sandborn | Looking for an organic, small round, pelleted form of fertilizer? Consider using fresh rabbit manure.
August 22, 2016 | Debra Barrett | This newly released MSU Extension curriculum provides unique learning opportunities for all involved in 4-H market animal projects.