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Own a Business, Own Your Future Youth Business Plan Competition
We believe entrepreneurs may be one of the greatest forces in improving our economy and are eager to help young entrepreneurs get a good start. You may be interested in the May 11, 2010, Own a Business, Own Your Future Youth Business Plan Competition. We look forward to seeing your plans and hearing what you have to say about your business.
If you would like to compete on May 11th, you must be a senior in high school and either have already started your business or expect to by graduation in June 2010. These documents will tell you what you need to do to participate in the Own a Business, Own Your Future Youth Business Plan Competition.
Open Guide to Documents first. It is an overview of what will follow and includes some reminders, tips, and instructions. The Youth Competition Application is next. Business Plan Preparation summarizes the elements you must include in your business plan. Judges will use the Rubric to evaluate your business plan and your pitch. Please print off and sign the Media Release. If you are not 18 yet, it must be signed by a parent or guardian. Program Fund Criteria explains what expectations must be met if you receive a $1,000 cash award.
Please contact Toni Glasscoe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (517) 483-9909 if you have questions about the Program Fund Criteria.
Please contact Rebecca Stimson at email@example.com or (517) 410-4444 if you have questions about the application, business plan guidelines, or the event on May 11th.
Toni Glasscoe Receives $7,500 Coleman Grant
In October, Toni Glasscoe, Director of K-12 Initiatives and Career Preparation at LCC, made an elevator pitch at the 2009 National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NAACE) conference in Chicago. Her pitch was a request for funds to supplement the recently established Youth Entrepreneurship Program Fund in the LCC Foundation. The fund is an outgrowth of the Own a Business, Own Your Future: So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur Youth Entrepreneurship initiative begun in 2008.
Glasscoe is pictured (far left) holding a check for the $7,500 award she received from the Coleman Fund. The money has been deposited in the LCC Foundation and will be used to support the efforts of seniors in high school, entrepreneurs who are launching their own businesses and successfully compete in the annual Own a Business, Own Your Future: So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur business pitch competition.
On Wednesday, February 25, 2009, high school juniors and seniors from across several Michigan counties came together to participate in the "Own a Business, Own Your Future: So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur" Youth Workshop.
The day was infused with entrepreneurial enthusiasm by Keynote Speaker Ryan Carter, owner of the Baja Grille of Mason, MI and co-owner of Snap Fitness Health Clubs in Mason and Haslett, MI. Prior to the event, student teams were prepared by their instructors to come and pitch a business plan and receive spontaneous, constructive feedback from a panel of judges comprised of successful, local business owners.
The panel of judges included Nancy Washburne, Founder and Owner of Washburne Travel Centers; Craig Allen, Principal of Adventyx, LLC; and Robert McGowan, Owner of Converged Network Solutions. The judges were impressed with the bold business ideas students presented. Nearly 100 individuals who attended the event left encouraged to dream and to launch their businesses in the face of Michigan's current economic challenges.
OAB Participant Gellocake, LLC Receives Meridian Award
"This category was for any locally owned and operated enterprise that has successfully operated for less than three years. The MARC applauded our energy and creativity. They believe that our business Gellocake LLC is exciting and shows great promise!"
Moving Ideas to Market Focus!
Checkout the debut edition of Moving Ideas to Market Focus, the monthly e-newsletter from the Moving Ideas to Market (MI2M) entrepreneurship initiative! You may view an online edition at: http://www.primacivitas.org/initiatives/moving-ideas-to-market/moving-ideas-to-market-e-newsletter/
Diamonds in the
ANNUAL SILENT AUCTION
WHEN - Saturday February 6, 2010
WHERE - Harem Urban Lounge, 414 E. Michigan Ave - Downtown Lansing
ENTRANCE - $10 at the Door
HOSTED BY - Jane Aldrich
ATTIRE - Bust out your best jeans and finest gems.
We're going snappy casual. Sorry, no sneakers.
EVENING FESTIVITIES -
Caribbean Getaway Raffle - Live Entertainment
Casino Lounge - Door Prizes
Hors d' oeuvres - Cocktails
Events Previously Offered
Start Up Financing Workshop
Mid-Michigan Innovation Center - Midland, MI
January 15, 2010: 8:30am - 3:30pm
The BlueWater Angels have partnered with the Mid-Michigan Innovation Center and Saginaw Valley State University to provide a one day seminar covering all aspects of financing for your start up. The morning session targets the most traditional sources of debt capital including: tax and legal concerns for raising funds, re-risking debt by providing collateral, financing purchase orders or accounts receivable, leasing arrangements, expanding working capital with trade credit and supporting "life style" companies.
Recharge Entrepreneur Weekend
LCC East (East Lansing)
Friday, January 15, 2010: 6:00pm - 8:30pm and
Saturday, January 16, 2010: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Re-Invent, Re-Tool, Re-New and Re-Ward Yourself!
Free Registration to Existing Business Owners Whether you are a new entrepreneur, an established owner, or somewhere in between, this weekend is designed with your needs in mind. connect with entrepreneurs like yourself, discover lessons learned, and learn from experts.
Own a Business, Own Your Future: Youth Entrepreneur Pitches and Panel
January 21, 2010: 9:00am -2:00pm
High school seniors who have a business or intend to start a business by graduation will have an opportunity to share their business plans and pitch their businesses to a team of judges (local entrepreneurs) for a cash prize at LCC's 2nd annual youth entrepreneurship event. Students at all levels are welcome to attend on the 21st as guests, but only seniors can compete for the awards. A panel of local entrepreneurs will also talk about their experience starting, building, and sustaining their businesses and take questions from the audience.
Friday, January 22, 2010: 9:00am-5:00pm and
Saturday, January 23, 2010: 9:00am-4:00pm
Whether you are just getting started or already selling your product or service, the Entrepreneurship Academy teaches you about the necessary components of a successful business structure. In this 15-hour workshop, you will learn how to describe the structure of your own business venture, including legal, financial, and management considerations. Upon completion, you will have the skills and information required to write a formal business plan. There is no cost to this workshop.
Own a Business, Own Your Future: You Call the Shots
LCC - Dart Auditorium
January 26, 2010: 6:00pm to 7:00pm - Meet and Greet
7:00pm to 8:30pm - Cameron shares his Essential Secrets of Entrepreneurship
8:30pm to 9:30pm - Book Signing
Cameron Johnson started his first business when he was nine years old. At
24, he is a self-made millionaire. Cameron has been featured on CNBC's The
Big Idea with Donny Deutsch, and he made it to the final round of Oprah's
Big Give. He will share his story as told in his book, You Call the Shots:
Succeed YOUR way -- and Live the Life You Want -- with the 19 Essential
Secrets of Entrepreneurship from 6pm to 8:30pm in Dart Auditorium with a
reception and book signing to follow in the Paula D. Cunningham
Administration Board Room.
For more information about Cameron, go to http://www.cameronjohnson.com/
***Funding for Own a Business, Own Your Future event provided by a federal grant awarded to the Mid-Michigan Innovation Team through the U.S. Department of Labor's Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development (WIRED) initiative. The purpose of the grant is to build regional partnerships, increase business start-ups and create new markets and market-responsive workforce solutions in the state. This Cooperative Agreement is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
This Cooperative Agreement is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. SBA's funding is not an endorsement of any products, opinions, or services. All SBA funded programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis.
2008 New Business Celebration
Lansing Community College kicked off the WIRED Entrepreneurial Initiative with a panel discussion and networking symposium that attracted more than 400 budding entrepreneurs to LCC's West Campus. Coined, Own A Business - Own Your Future!, the event featured many of Lansing's entrepreneurs, educators and business professionals.
Over a light supper, Chris Holman of Greater Lansing Business Monthly lead a panel that included Dennis Pace of Pace & Partners, Mary Roszel of Biggby Coffee, and Larry Wood of Basket Expressions. The four seasoned business owners offered their entrepreneurial experience and expertise to which mid-Michigan's future small business owners responded with sincere excitement and earnest appreciation. Attendees were invited to mingle with consultants and educators waiting to welcome attendees into the business community.
Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce and Lansing Community Micro-Enterprise Fund joined LCC's Academic Departments, Business & Community Institute and Small Business Training & Development Center in encouraging the business minded men and women by advising them of possible funding opportunities and small business development resources.
Own a Business, Own Your Future
Phone: (517) 483-1578