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The Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow… Are in Your Classroom Today!. The 105th Annual Connecticut Business Educators Association Conference Wednesday, October 22, 2008. Rose Bednarz-Luglio, Gateway Community College Dennis Brown, Connecticut Community Investment Corporation CTCIC.

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The entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in your classroom today

The Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow…

Are in Your Classroom Today!

The 105th Annual

Connecticut Business Educators Association Conference

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rose Bednarz-Luglio, Gateway Community College

Dennis Brown, Connecticut Community Investment Corporation CTCIC


The entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in your classroom today

  • What is entrepreneurship?

  • Why is entrepreneurship education important?

  • What are you doing now?

  • What do you want to do?


The entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in your classroom today

  • What is micro enterprise?

  • A locally owned business

  • A business with fewer than 10 employees

  • A business capitalized with less than $ 50 K

  • source: MERG


The entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in your classroom today

  • Financial impact of micro enterprise

  • Generates jobs

  • Dollars stay in state

  • Builds solid economic base

  • source: MERG


The entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in your classroom today

Entrepreneurship Courses and Activities

  • Developing Curriculum

  • Engaging Guest Speakers and Mentors

  • Locating Resources

  • Identifying Funding Opportunities


The entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in your classroom today

Developing Curriculum

  • Program of study

  • Comprehensive courses

  • Integrated into existing Business courses

  • Integrated across the Curriculum


The entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in your classroom today

Engaging Guest Speakers and Mentors

  • Entrepreneurs

  • Small business owners

  • Angels

  • Resources


The entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in your classroom today

Business and Organization Resources

  • Trade Associations

  • SBA , CSBDC, SCORE

  • DECD, CERC

  • CEDF, CTCIC

  • Colleges/Schools/Libraries

  • Consultants


The entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in your classroom today

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION RESOURCES

  • Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education

  • Apply the National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education

  • Use the Consortium website to find up-to-date information, resources, and training

  • Connect with Entrepreneurship Education leaders in your region, nationally, and internationally


The entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in your classroom today

  • National Entrepreneurship Week USA

  • February 21-28, 2009

  • US House of Representatives Resolution

  • CT Governor’s Proclamation

  • State Calendars

  • GET INVOLVED!

  • http://nationaleweek.com/


The entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in your classroom today

Thank you for joining us!


The entrepreneurs of tomorrow are in your classroom today

The Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow…

Are in Your Classroom Today!


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