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:
August 23, 2012 | Diane Smith | To ensure your family recipe will be free from C. Botulism once it’s on the grocery shelf, it must be classified and receive a Process Authority Review to ensure it will be produced in a food-safe manner.
June 18, 2012 | Michelle Lavra | Explorations Days, Michigan's largest annual 4-H event, helps youth explore career options while developing independence, decision-making and teamwork skills.
June 7, 2012 | Diane Smith | It is virtually impossible for small food businesses to compete in the lower price range of the commodity market. Because of this, it is critical to highlight product attributes consumers value and will pay a higher price for.
March 8, 2012 | David Radloff | A survey of entrepreneurship education leaders shows that educators acknowledge the important role entrepreneurship education can play in developing the future careers of American's youth.
March 7, 2012 | Sara Keinath | Youth can increase career success with entrepreneurship skills and opportunities through 4-H.
February 16, 2012 | Frank Cox | Career assessments, job shadowing and internships are all valuable for teens exploring career options, but volunteering can provide another path to learning about career options.
February 16, 2012 | Sara Keinath | There are many ways teens can build teamwork skills -- and improve their employability -- while still in high school.
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