About 30 young people experienced what it feels like to run a business Friday at the Station Mall. The up and coming entrepreneurs were part of the Youth Enterprise Camp allowing young kids and teens to learn the and be part of the world of business.
Felicity Soughwine, 13 participated for the first time and loved the experience. “I had a lot of fun, I learned a lot and want to open my own business one day.”
She joined about 30 other kids who spent the week working in teams to develop their own business in covering all aspects of planning a business, from idea generation to contacting suppliers and purchasing, financing and negotiating a loan, manufacturing a product, and marketing leading up to Business For a Day – where they actually sell their products.
The teams set up their one day business stands at the Station Mall with products like customized mugs to flashing fishing tackle, soaps and bath sponges.
Many of the city’s newest business tycoons tell SaultOnline.com that the event has kick started an interest in business and would recommend the week long camp to friends.
The Community Futures Development Corporations in Algoma and Manitoulin (including Superior East CFDC, Community Development Corporation of Sault Ste. Marie & Area, East Algoma CFDC, LAMBAC, and Waubetek), and in partnership with Algoma University, collaborated to offer this exciting camp.