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AME Youth Program – KC
April 21, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
AME is sponsoring the Youth Entrepreneur & Vendor Program at the Midwest Parent Educators Conference. Youth entrepreneur participants will have the opportunity to:
- Sell their wares in the Youth Vendor area
- Participate in the business plan competition (for a chance to win an iPad & other prizes)
- Attend two exclusive AME training sessions, hosted by AME director Mike Cheney
Young people will gain valuable instruction and feedback that will help them in their entrepreneurial endeavors. The program is open to all homeschooled graduates and students (ages 13 and older who live with their parents), but business must belong to the youth (it cannot be the family business)
Hurry – Registration deadline is April 6th!
- Youth Vendor Area: Sign up on the MPE Website here. (Space is limited; cost is $30.)
- Training & Business Plan: Register here. Cost is $15.
The “Bootcamp for Succeeding in Your Business” exclusive sessions will be hosted by the AME director Mike Cheney. Participants must be registered here.
- Location: Fairfield Inn meeting room, located at 11820 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City Missouri 64153.
- Schedule: Thursday, April 21st from 12 – 2:30 pm.
- Topics will include:
- Time management
- Personal/business appearance and image
- Great service for loyal customers
- Inexpensive or free marketing ideas
- Money management and investment
- and more!
What’s the Business Plan Contest?
Basically, it’s a list of questions that will help you think through your business strategically. Answer the questions and you’ve put together your plan – plus, you’ll have entered our contest to win an iPad! After you register for the program, you’ll receive information on how to complete your business plan. Questions will include:
- What is the name of your business and what do you sell?
- Why did you give it that name?
- Why did you pick that product or service?
- Why should someone buy what you sell?
- Do you expect to be running your business this time next year?
- How many hours per week do you work your business?
- Give a couple of examples of working IN your business versus working ON your business
- What are the top 3 things you will do or are doing to increase your sales?
- Do you expect to make money from your business?
- What is “profit?”
- How do you know whether your business makes a profit?
- What are the top 3 things you will do with the money you make and why?
- What are the top 3 things you have learned or are learning from running your business?
If you take the necessary time and effort to answer these 13 questions well, you will probably have created a strong basic business plan. There’s no limit to the length of your answers or the time and effort you can put in towards the plan.