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Young Entrepreneur Excellence Training: Gila Valley

Mon 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
4 sessions ending Thu, Jul 11
Topic: Business Basics

Are you a high school student with a passion for innovation and a dream of building your own business empire? Look no further! We’re thrilled to offer Young Entrepreneur Excellence Training (YEET) in the Gila Valley! Don’t miss this week-long summer program! It will run Monday-Thursday, July 8th-11th, from 9 a.m.-Noon. There will be snacks and lunch provided and take place on EAC Campus in AP-111, 617 N Stadium Avenue, Thatcher. Presented by the EAC SBDC (Small Business Development Center), it promises to be an exciting journey into the world of entrepreneurship, and here’s why you should join us: • Discover Your Entrepreneurial Spirit Are you curious about what it takes to be an entrepreneur? This bootcamp is your opportunity to explore the exciting and dynamic world of new venture creation. You’ll learn about idea generation, business planning, marketing strategies, and more. We’ll help you unlock your creative potential and develop the skills needed to turn your dreams into reality. • Real-World Experience YEET is designed to provide hands-on, practical experience. You’ll create real business ideas, develop business plans, and gain insights into the challenges and opportunities that entrepreneurs face every day. • Find Your Passion Entrepreneurship isn’t just about making money; it’s about pursuing your passions and making a difference in the world. This bootcamp will help you identify your interests and talents and guide you towards turning them into a viable business venture. • Pitch Competition Extravaganza The highlight of this course is the Shark Tank style pitch competition scheduled for the end of the bootcamp. You’ll have the chance to present your business plan to local business owners. Not only will this experience boost your confidence, but it will also give you a taste of what it’s like to pitch your ideas to potential investors or customers. • Learn from experts The program is delivered by the EAC Small Business Development Center, a team of professionals with business founding and ownership experience. • Cash Prizes We believe in recognizing and rewarding talent and hard work. The top three business plan presentations will win cash prizes. This is not just an opportunity to gain knowledge but a chance to earn tangible rewards for your efforts – and, perhaps, even launch that new business! • Explore Your Future Are you considering a career in business but aren’t sure if it’s the right path for you? This bootcamp is the perfect way to dip your toes into the world of business and entrepreneurship. It can help you make informed decisions about your educational and career goals. Whether you dream of launching the next big tech startup, opening a small local business, or simply want to learn valuable life skills, Young Entrepreneur Excellence Training is your gateway to success. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn, grow, and transform your ideas into reality. Enrollment is open now, and spaces are limited. Take the first step towards your entrepreneurial journey and join us this summer for an exciting adventure that could shape your future in ways you never imagined. Your entrepreneurial dreams start here!

Speaker(s): Eric Bejarano, EAC SBDC Center Director Torey Cranford, EAC SBDC Business Analyst

Co-Sponsor(s): Arizona Commerce Authority, United Way of Graham and Greenlee

For more information about this event or any other events, contact the EAC Small Business Development Center at (928) 428-8590 or email:

Fee: No Cost

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Eastern Arizona College Academic Programs Building
Room #111
617 North Stadium Avenue Thatcher, AZ 85552