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High School Juniors and Seniors to “Catch the Entrepreneurial Spirit!”

Release Date: 4/28/2009 11:10:42 AM

Carroll County Public Schools and Carroll Community College are excited to announce a conference for high school juniors and seniors who are interested in starting a small business. The conference will be held on Friday, May 15, 2009, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Carroll Community College.
 
The theme of the conference is Catch the Entrepreneurial Spirit! Students will learn to think like an entrepreneur and create an exciting life. They also will get pointers on becoming successful in the business world. Students are encouraged to bring their questions and be prepared to interact with a successful young entrepreneur and local business experts.
 
The featured speaker will be Ben Casnocha, a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and author of My Start-Up Life. At only 20 years old, he serves on the board of Comcate, Inc., the leading e-government technology firm he founded six years ago. In 2006, BusinessWeek named him one of America's best young entrepreneurs. Breakout sessions include:
 
  • eBay & Beyond: Internet Business
  • Conditioning Yourself for Success
  • How to Get the Upper Hand(shake)
  • Are You Legal?
  • Top 5 Things You Should Know When Starting a Business
  • 5 Ways to Keep Your Finances Safe in Tough Times.
 
High school juniors and seniors should see their high school Career Coordinator if they are interested in attending this event no later than Thursday, April 30th.  

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