She Means Business

Date July 22nd - 26th

Time 9:00am - 4:00pm

Location Alternatives FCU, 2nd floor

Cost $150

*Scholarships available. Please contact kclark@alternatives.org

Please register here.

About the class

This is a week long workshop for girls ages 13-16.

Lunch and snacks will be provided. A vegetarian option is available. Please feel welcome to bring your own if you have other dietary restrictions.

During She Means Business, participants learn about the myriad steps necessary to develop a small business. From evaluating business ideas to building financial projections to retail pricing, the young women who participate in this week-long workshop gain valuable experience not taught elsewhere. As they receive instruction and advice from successful, local female business owners, the students also have the opportunity to network—both with the business owners and each other.

This workshop culminates in a final presentation of the participants’ business development plans to a mock funders’ panel. Panelists then provide individualized feedback to help the young women take the next steps toward entrepreneurship. Not only does this workshop educate local young women about entrepreneurship and offer them hands-on experience developing their business ideas, it also facilitates a network of local business women of all ages who can offer their support and expertise as these young women navigate the business world. It is our hope that through providing opportunities for education, feedback, and networking, these young women will have the practical knowledge they need to succeed in their entrepreneurial endeavors.

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