Aspire to own your own business?
From market livestock animals and craft sales to worm farming and bio-fuel production, 4-H has been involved in entrepreneurship from its beginning. Entrepreneurship combines business concepts and creativity. 4-H entrepreneurship programs can help you take an existing project to new levels or assist you in bringing a great idea to life while making a profit.
Forms of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship can come in many forms, including making improvements or finding new uses for existing products. Entrepreneurs find solutions to problems, like turning waste products into renewable energy sources. Entrepreneurs identify opportunities, such as selling cold pop on hot day. Entrepreneurship can be a career path and avenue to a successful financial future, and being involved in 4-H entrepreneurship programs today can strengthen your existing skill set.
Developing an entrepreneurial spirit through 4-H
Entrepreneurial spirit is characterized by innovation and risk taking. Take a look at what 4-H has to help you create your own future, and how 4-H members from around the state of Michigan have embraced their entrepreneurial spirit!
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Michigan 4-H Career Exploration and Workforce Preparation Team:
December 7, 2017 | Dave Radloff | You’ve mastered your craft, made your products and you now want to start selling. How do you figure out how much to charge?
December 6, 2017 | Beverly Przystas | Explore research and education in the areas of careers, workforce preparation and entrepreneurship for youth and adults who work with youth.
December 4, 2017 | Debra Barrett | “Name that Career” activity is a simple way to add some fun career awareness to meetings during the holiday season.
December 4, 2017 | Melissa Elischer | The Feed Critters lesson is designed to help participants creatively compare human food and animal feedstuffs while exploring careers related to animal nutrition.
November 1, 2017 | Joanne Davidhizar | The annual Michigan State University Product Center Making it in Michigan Conference Marketplace is the go-to place to find Michigan-made food items for your business.
August 3, 2017 | Sara Keinath | Investing money can lead to financial returns for youth.
July 28, 2017 | Sara Keinath | Adding financial practice to canning and preserving produce can strengthen skills for the whole family.
July 10, 2017 | Zach Robertson | Thirty-one 4-H members honored for their outstanding accomplishments in leadership, service and life skill development.
June 20, 2017 | Beverly Przystas | Across the state, Michigan State University Extension is helping youth, adults and communities grow and prosper. Let’s take a look at how Gladwin County made impacts through Extension programs in 2016.
June 1, 2017 | Frank Cox | Students have different ways of using a portfolio when they are applying for scholarships.