Entrepreneurship 4-H Project Area
Be The "E" Entrepreneurship 4-H project activity guide is designed to give
you the knowledge, skills and mindsets to meet the challenges of work and community
in the 21st century.
The 4-H Entrepreneurship project manual contains activities for nine years.
The guide is broken into three sections and each section covers three years of
Love It (Section 1) introduces you to the world of entrepreneurship –
what it is, who has done it, how some famous products got started, and how to find
and make business opportunities.
In Plan It (Section 2), you will participate in planning experiences to
gain the skills needed to be a successful entrepreneur. You’ll learn about types
of businesses, products and pricing, marketing, partnerships, and agreements and
Do It (Section 3) will encourage you to go through the process of researching
and creating a business plan and starting a business. You will do market surveys;
prepare budget forecasts; learn exit strategies; understand business ethics; project
and control cash flows; learn the importance of satisfying the customer and implement
your business plan.
If a member completes the 9 years of project activities, they can work with their county Extension professionals to determine their learning opportunities for their remaining 4-H years.
Download a copy of the scoresheet to determine what is expected for project completion.
Trade-show type booth of your product or service, or protype of your product, or picture story of your entrepreneurship project, or completed business plan, or journal or portfolio of how your project evolved with record of the process, or poster describing details of one of your completed activities, or marketing portion of the Business Plan featuring the name of your business and examples of your marketing tools.
How Do I Sign Up?
The first step is to
create an enrollment in our ZSuite website.
When you get to the CLUBS tab of the enrollment, you will want to ADD PROJECT.
For Entrepreneurship, you should search for:
- ENTREPRENEURSHIP/YEAR 1 (BE THE "E" - LOVE IT!)
- ENTREPRENEURSHIP/YEAR 4 (BE THE "E" - PLAN IT!)
- ENTREPRENEURSHIP/YEAR 7 (BE THE "E" - DO IT!)
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Entrepreneurship and Innovation
WVU John Chambers College of Business and Economics
Along with preparing you to start your own business, this major will teach you to
use your creativity to solve business problems or help existing organizations launch
new products and enter new markets.
- Online Merchants
- Sales Managers
- Insurance Sales Agents
- Real Estate Brokers
- Sales Agents, Financial Services,
- Securities and Commodities Traders