Thursday, July 11, 2013

Youth Can Learn to Start Their Own Business at “Biz Boot Camp” in West Plains July 23-25

Contact: Willis Mushrush, business development specialist
Tel: (417) 256-2391

WEST PLAINS, Mo. – “Biz Boot Camp” will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 23-25, at the Ozarks Small Business Incubator, 408 Washington Ave, West Plains. Youth attendees will learn how to start and grow their own business, visit with successful entrepreneurs and work with peers to develop business ideas. 

The camp is open to high school students entering grades 9-12. Students will participate in fun activities designed to introduce them to entrepreneurship. Some examples of activities include creating a marketing video, developing and presenting an elevator pitch, learning the “7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens” and competing to win a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 (10.1-inch, Wi-Fi) and a Beats by Dre headphones.

 The cost of attending the camp is $75 and includes a t-shirt, lunch and great materials. Space is limited though so early registration is recommended.

 To register or inquire about scholarships, call 417-256-9724 or register online at The camp is sponsored by the Ozarks Small Business Incubator and YouthBiz, a cooperative program between Ozark Heritage Region and University of Missouri Extension.

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