Community Connections Authors/Developers University of Nebraska—Lincoln Extension Diane Vigna Nancy Eberle Connie Hancock Dennis Kahl Connie Reimers-Hild Carroll Welte Sandy Stockall Authors/Developers Nebraska Department of Education Gregg Christensen
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University of Nebraska—Lincoln Extension
Nebraska Department of Education
RUPRI Center for Rural Entrepreneurship
Nebraska Human Resources Institute
Krieger Family Foundation
Nebraska Farm Bureau
A Curriculum and Resource Guide
For Building Strong Entrepreneurial Communities
How to get FREE PIZZAS
Introduction to the idea
Find the mavens, champions, coaches
Recipe for Success
Models, Templates, Case Studies
Chapter 4: Focus on the Ingredients
Entrepreneurs in the Community
Demographics – Census and Economic Census
$$ spent by community / child on k-12 education
Historical review of the Community
Community Survey (Values, Attitudes)
Long range vision based on assessment
Pre Heat the Oven – Get it Really HOT!
Light the Spark
Find youth in your community
who have what it takes to be entrepreneurs
Fan the fire!
Bring youth into this group.
Get to know them and their ideas.
Embrace their entrepreneurial spirits!
Start with the Dough
Finding Resources for Young Entrepreneurs
The Perfect Sauce
Changing Attitudes to Encourage Youth
Tailoring ideas to your Community
Bake in a Hot Oven
It all takes time
Long Range Planning
Cut into Slices
Making things do-able
Serve it Up!
Marketing to the community
FREE PIZZAS forever!
SustainingFREE PIZZASin your community
Resources and Tool Box
Diane C. Vigna, Ph.D.
Department of Textiles, Clothing & Design
University of Nebraska—Lincoln