Young entrepreneur classes coming to Imperial
Have you sold lemonade on your street corner?
Do you mow lawns or walk dogs? If so, you are an entrepreneur.
Rural Young Americans Center for Financial Education is searching northeast Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska for youths ages 10-21 with initiative, imagination and inspiration who want to become an entrepreneur.
Classes are for beginning or experienced entrepreneurs who want to start their own business or take their current business to the next level.
“Owning a Business Tool Kit” workshops will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, and Saturday, April 13, in Imperial for youths ages 10-21 to help design and plan a business. Tool Kit workshops consist of eight lessons with many resources which will assist in developing a productive business.
These workshops will take place at the Lied Imperial Public Library, 703 Broadway, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Both Saturday workshops are free.
Students purchase a $10 tool kit workbook and bring their lunch. Snacks will be provided.
Start up funds will be available to participants who complete the eight-Tool Kit classes. Each participant will have the opportunity to present their business plan to a grants committee to receive start up funding for a new business or to grow an existing business. What a great opportunity!
The second Annual Rural Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace will take place Nov. 23, 2013 in Wray, Colo., at AmeriTowne, providing an opportunity for young business owners to sell their products or services to the public. All Tool Kit participants will receive a $5 discount on table space at the Second Annual Rural Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace.
A summer and fall Saturday workshop will be held in Wray at AmeriTowne to prepare young business owners for the upcoming Young Entrepreneur Marketplace.
Registration deadline is Dec. 31. For questions or additional information feel free to contact Judy at Rural Young Americans or e-mail
or check the web site www.yacenter.org.