Cashing in on Business: Entrepreneurship. Rural Community College Initiative Institute April 4, 2006 Presented by: Howard College 1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720 (432) 264-5000 www.howardcollege.edu. Entrepreneurship: What does it mean?.
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Cashing in on Business:Entrepreneurship
Rural Community College Initiative Institute
April 4, 2006
Presented by: Howard College
1001 Birdwell Lane, Big Spring, TX 79720
Global Definition-Definitions have emphasized a broad range of activities including the creation of organizations (Gartner, 1988), the carrying out of new combinations (Schumpeter, 1934), the exploration of opportunities (Kirzner, 1973), the bearing of uncertainty (Knight 1921), the bringing together of factors of production (Say, 1803)
Local Context-Entrepreneurship in a rural setting, while adhering to the standard characteristics, can have a much more obvious, poignant definition.
“Big Sky, Big Heart, Big Spring”
-History representative of a classification but unique in its character-
An Idea“There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.”-Victor Hugo“Money never starts an idea. It is always the idea that starts the money.”-Owen Laughlin“All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.”-Napoleon Hill
It began as a conversation in passing…
RCCI-Howard College and its land-grant affiliate Texas A&M University
Texas Cooperative Extension Agency
Big Spring Area Chamber of Commerce
Moore Economic Development Corporation
Permian Basin Workforce Development Board
The marketing strategy…
General community “buy-in” and responsiveness
Authentic feedback from individual participants