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Entrepreneurship Connect

Students from all over Essex County apply for The Urban Entrepreneurship Challenge.

Our “Entrepreneurship Challenge” is a six week summer program, designed to teach high school students about the free enterprise system and the important things entrepreneurs need to know to operate a successful business.

Students learn and interact with several concepts, included but not limited to:

  • What is an Entrepreneur?
  • Characteristics of the Successful Entrepreneur,
  • Supply and Demand,
  • What is Marketing,
  • Income Statements,
  • Competitive Strategy,
  • Advertising and Publicity,
  • Break-Even Analysis,
  • Cash Flow Analysis,
  • The Different forms of Legal Business Entities, and more!

challenge1.jpgInstructors integrate practical businesses experience with program material to provide tactile learning opportunities for our students.

Employment Experience: Students work with local business leaders in businesses matching their interests and gain valuable experience about running their own businesses.

challenge2.jpgOriginal Idea Development: Students are arranged in teams to develop original business ideas. All facets of the business ideas are developed and arranged for a formal competitive presentation to parents and our panel of judges. The winning team is awarded a special prize.

For further information or questions please contact Leigh Carter, Youth Programs Coordinator.