The Macomb Daily
MSUE program will help young entrepreneurs foster business ideas
Some of the most successful business owners in America were once tagalongs, kids, who shadowed their parents at work and grew up to be entrepreneurs.
Now thanks to the Explore Entrepreneurship 4-H Club, launched by the Macomb County Michigan State University Extension, youngsters with a passion for business have an opportunity to learn skills that will last a lifetime.
The interactive program, geared for tweens ages 12 to 15, aims to educate and help aspiring entrepreneurs start their own business through fun, hands-on experiential activities.
“When opportunity does not knock, learn how to build your own door,” said Kathy Jamieson, one of the
Michigan State University Extension educators teaching the program. “We are excited to have Alysa Diebolt, 4-H Volunteer, entrepreneur and owner of Brick Town Glass join us as she shares her experiences
on how to turn your passions into profits.”
Some of the business-related topics being covered will include:
• Explore the entrepreneur in you
• Developing your product or service
• All about promotion and marketing
• What to charge your customers
• How do I finance my business
The program starts Feb. 15 and runs every Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. — 5:30 p.m. through March 11 at the Recreational Authority of Roseville and Eastpointe (R.A.R.E.) at 18185 Sycamore St., in Roseville.
Pre-registration is required on the R.A.R.E. website at bit.ly/3XpqlZy and by selecting Youth and Teen enrichment programs. Once registered, participants will receive an email with the schedule and instructions to register as a 4-H member for free.