IU Southeast workshop teaches teens how to build business

2nd June 2011

NEW ALBANY, IN (May 20, 2011) – Teens can get a jumpstart on beginning their own business during an upcoming workshop sponsored by Indiana University Southeast.

Teens can identify and develop their entrepreneurial skills at the Youth/Adult Mentor Entrepreneur Workshop, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. on Wednesdays from June 29 to Aug. 3, at the YMCA of Southern Indiana, 33 State Street in New Albany.

Sponsored by the IU Southeast School of Business, the New Albany Urban Enterprise Zone Association, and the YMCA of Southern Indiana, the program’s goal is to stimulate young entrepreneurs and help them develop a keen business sense.

Working with adult entrepreneur mentors and business faculty, teens ages 13 to 19 will identify their individual strengths and abilities and help develop a business idea. Hands-on activities will include marketing and pricing a product/service and developing a short business plan. 

The cost including materials is $70. Limited scholarship funding may be available. To register or for more information, contact Brenda Swartz at (812) 941-2494 or bswartz@ius.edu.