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What is 4-H Entrepreneurship?
From market livestock animals and craft sales to worm farming and bio-fuel production, 4-H has been involved in entrepreneurship from its beginning. Entrepreneurship combines business concepts and creativity. 4-H entrepreneurship programs can help you take an existing project to new levels or assist you in bringing a great idea to life while making a profit.
Forms of Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship can come in many forms, including making improvements or finding new uses for existing products. Entrepreneurs find solutions to problems, like turning waste products into renewable energy sources. Entrepreneurs identify opportunities, such as selling cold pop on hot day. Entrepreneurship can be a career path and avenue to a successful financial future, and being involved in 4-H entrepreneurship programs today can strengthen your existing skill set.
Developing an entrepreneurial spirit through 4-H
Entrepreneurial spirit is characterized by innovation and risk taking. Take a look at what 4-H has to help you create your own future, and how 4-H members from around the state of Michigan have embraced their entrepreneurial spirit!
For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or:
Michigan 4-H Youth Development
- 2013 Michigan 4-H Impact Reports
- 4-H Entrepreneurship Club Brochure
- Ask the Entrepreneur Activity and Sample Questions Handout
- Be the “E” Entrepreneurship national 4-H curriculum
- Be the “E” Entrepreneurship National 4-H Curriculum
- Business Plan Template
- Entrepreneur Bingo
- Find the Entrepreneur in You! Word Search
- Global Entrepreneurship Week Resources
- Going Solo
- Going Solo Curriculum
- State and national 4-H websites
- Youth Entrepreneurship Bookmarks
- Youth Entrepreneurship Resource List
- Youth entrepreneurship sites