Spencer, IA (ILCDC)--Students who have completed grades six through eight are invited to attend the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation’s fifth annual Entrepreneurship Academy, held July 9-13 at Iowa Lakes Community College in Spencer. Students from Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson and Emmet counties can come and learn from local entrepreneurs about how to turn a hobby into a business.
During the week, students will focus on the basics of starting a business. They will learn how to write a business plan and create their own business cards and flyers. Students will have the chance to learn from real entrepreneurs during the week. They will put a power point presentation together to present to a panel of judges, and compete for cash prizes at the end of the week.
Students will gain knowledge that they can use in years to come, even if they don’t start their own business. It is never too early to start teaching students the entrepreneurial mindset that they will be able to apply to their future careers.
Cost for the event is $49, and transportation will be provided from for students outside of Spencer. Scholarships are available for those in need. Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.
If you know a student who has completed grades six through eight, encourage them to sign up for the academy. To enroll a student in the Entrepreneurship Academy, contact the Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation at email@example.com or 712-264-3474 for an application. Applications can also be found online at www.lakescorridor.com. Applications will be accepted until the camp is full.