|Entrepreneurs and business owners wanted for workshops|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Rural Young Americans Center for Financial Education is searching northeastern Colorado for youth ages 10 and older with initiative, imagination and inspiration. They are looking for youth who want to become an entrepreneur or perhaps desire to take their existing business to the next level.
Rural Young Americans will be offering the tools and resources for interested entrepreneurial youth in five northeastern Colorado communities beginning in January.
Owning a business tool kit workshops will be held in Holyoke, Sterling, Yuma, Idalia and Burlington. An innovative continuum of programs has been developed for young entrepreneurs; eight topics are covered, each with its own workbook.
Holyoke workshops will be Jan. 15 and March 12 from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at the Golden Plains Recreation Center.
After completing the two-day workshop, students will learn how to present their business plan to a grants committee, with the opportunity to receive start-up funds.
The First Annual Rural Young Entrepreneurs Marketplace in Wray will take place Nov. 26, 2011 and will provide opportunities for young business people to showcase their products or services to the public. Rural Young Americans will provide marketing and promotion, tables, table coverings and table signage.
In addition, a success strategy workshop will be offered one month prior to the marketplace. Topics highlighted will be: pricing, display presentation, sales, customer service, basics of selling and professionalism.
Two additional Marketplace opportunities will be available at the Young Americans facilities in Denver, which is scheduled the first two Saturdays in December.
These program opportunities are made possible to youth in northeast Colorado through a partnership with El Pomar NE Regional Council.