Business Training for the Young?

By: Amy Bingham Email
By: Amy Bingham Email

You’re never too young to learn about being successful. That’s the idea behind a training program designed to give some area young people a basic working knowledge of how to start a business.

While most kids are enjoying their holiday break from school, some youngsters are learning how to be entrepreneurers.

“I get to learn about businesses and how they work,”
Thanks to a grant obtained by the housing authority of Bowling Green, kids who live in the Angora Court Housing Complex are able to participate in a special training session from Western’s Small Business Development Center.

“We are covering the basics, writing a business plan, cash flow, figure how much they will need to sell,”

So far the group of eleven has come up with a plan to make cookies, sell them and deliver them to residents of Angora Court. The business is called Cookies Express and the business plan calls for the group to make a profit of close to $50.

‘I give the supplies on Friday, they will have taken orders and know how many to make ... Bring the money to graduation,”

The money earned will be given to the top sellers but session leaders said the true reward is what these youngsters are learning about the world of business.

“Partnerships ... You have to agree to disagree and let things work out,”

The training session includes two field trips to local businesses and will culminate next Wed., Jan. 3, with a special graduation ceremony. Students taking part in the business training range in age from eight to 18.


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