High School Students Learn How to Start a Summer Business at "Small Business Camp for Teens" Webcast

From: The Virtual Workspace
Published: Wed May 05 2010

On Saturday, May 15th, 2010 at 9am EST, students from around the world will log-in to www.SmallBusinessCamp.com to view and participate in an all day "live" webcast that will teach the fundamentals of growing a summer business. Andrew Morrison, president of Small Business Camp, and Stacie Grant from C&G Enterprises have partnered again to bring this event online.

"With over 3,000 high school students dropping out each day, I wanted to use entrepreneurship as a way to motivate teens to stay in school.
There is also an increase in criminal activity during the summer months. I hope to encourage young people to focus their attention on legitimate business activities," said Andrew Morrison, lead instructor for Small Business Camp for Teens.

Students and parents can attend this all day event at no-cost. They need only an internet-connected computer and a FaceBook account.
Several business executives have signed-up as mentors to facilitate break-out sessions during the day and make presentations. Online marketing, sales techniques, team-building skills and financial statements are a few of the topics that will be covered.

Brian Allen from New Rochelle High School said "I want to start my own t-shirt company. Thanks to Mr. Morrison for arranging a day for students to hear from successful business owners. I'm looking to get paid big time this summer!"

"My son, Joshua, and I are excited to learn about teen entrepreneurship opportunities. We'll be joining the Internet broadcast from Germany. I'm an MBA student and author of a soon-to-be published book for military moms. My son is a great artist and writer himself and is illustrating a book for black history month for our military community as well. What a great place to be! My husband and I agree that igniting the spirit of business ownership in our boys at an early age is exactly the kind of legacy we want to leave behind," said Ms. C. Simone Rivers, a parent.

WHAT: "Small Business Camp for Teens" Delivers All-Day Webcast. Teens learn how to start a summer business via an Internet video broadcast.
Social media tools will be used to educate and connect the students to business opportunities and mentors.

WHY: Research shows that during the summer months students lose nearly 70% of what they were taught during the school year. "Small Business Camp for Teens" plans to reverse that trend by encouraging students to engage in service projects and business ideas that reinforce their academic lessons.

WHEN: Saturday, May 15th from 9am EST until 5pm EST

WHERE: www.SmallBusinessCamp.com

WHO: Andrew Morrison is the founder of Small Business Camp - an entrepreneurial training, coaching and consulting firm. Previously he built a multi-million dollar company by providing innovative direct marketing services to Fortune 500 companies. He has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show – "Young Millionaires" and was featured in The Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur Magazine, The Network Journal, Crain's Magazine 40 Under 40, and Advertising Age. The Direct Marketing Association awarded Andrew the prestigious Young Direct Marketer of the Year Award. In February 2007, he trained 1,200 entrepreneurs in Nigeria, West Africa. Andrew recently completed his first book entitled, "21 Questions That Can Build Your Business in 90 Days.
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