Ortonville Entrepreneur Explosion
The Ortonville Entrepreneur Explosion is a FREE nine workshop series taking place at the Brandon Twp Public Library from October 2011 to May 2012. It introduces young people, age 13-24, to the fundamental principles of small business start up. Participants will “learn by doing” through workshops, visiting local businesses, and talking to store owners. The key concepts they will learn include developing a budget, creating a marketing strategy, discovering different business types, and understanding the role a business has in its community. By the end of the series, they’ll be equipped with a business plan enabling them to launch their own venture. Participants will be eligible for $180 Scholarship to BB&E Farmers Market, a $160 Scholarship to 4H Exploration Days Business Expo in Lansing, and possible community college equivalency credits.
The Ortonville Entrepreneur Explosion is a statewide pilot program for MSU Ext Children and Youth Institute. The program will be evaluated for the future goal of determining the impact of community involvement upon teen and young adult entrepreneurial success.
Ortonville Downtown Development Authority, Ortonville Chamber of Commerce, and Brandon Public Library have teamed up with other civic groups and businesses to provide the leadership team with workshop locations, mentors, and broad based support in North Oakland County.
The series starts October 20th, 6pm-9pm at Old Town Hall in Ortonville MI. People who are interested can register at Brandon Public Library by calling 248-627-4161 or online at brandonlibrary.org.