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Center of Excellence in International Business
Liz Hannum, Coordinator

 

Lincoln Hall 123A
1200 S. Jay St.
Aberdeen, S.D. 57401

 
Phone: 605-626-3163
Email: liz.hannum@northern.edu

 

 

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NSU Entrepreneurship Camp

 

July 21-23, 2014

 

NSU Campus

 

 

Work Hard, Have Fun, Learn from the Best

Come make friends and learn how to start a business in the fun, supportive environment of NSU's Entrepreneurship Camp. You'll develop critical thinking, leadership and life skills; meet and learn from successful entrepreneurs; generate business ideas; and explore entrepreneurial opportunities in South Dakota.

The community's top entrepreneurs, business people, and faculty will teach you how to build a business and then mentor you through the process of creating your own business.  You will also work with some of NSU’s top students! 

 
 
$1,000 Scholarships
Teams will work with current NSU students to create a business presentation. Each  member of the team with the winning presentation will receive $1,000 to attend NSU!

 

 

Own Your Future

Take ownership of your future. Learn to make money doing something you love. Or, use the skills you learn to prepare you for a job in a company that values innovation and creativity.

 

 

Apply

Complete the Entrepreneurship Camp application HERE

 

To attend, you must be in high school, but not yet have attended college. On-campus housing and meals are available. Scholarships are available for the registration fee; apply HERE.

 

 

Workshops

Negotiating: In this workshop, young entrepreneurs will learn what it takes to get to a positive outcome for all parties involved.  
 
Market Research: What does the competition look like? And who will actually buy your product or service?
 
Pricing Strategies:  One of the most important parts of starting a business is making sure your customers are willing to pay for your product.  
 
Marketing: How should you present your product or business to the public?  What strategies are most effective?
 
Accounting: Show me the numbers! How do you make informed decisions about your business?
 
Financing your business: This workshop will be about traditional and non-traditional sources of financing your business whether it’s bootstrapping or finding bank loans or investors.
 
Networking and Collaborating: No business stands alone.  In this workshop find out how you can move your business forward along with other businesses.
 
Giving Back: What does giving back do for your business and your community?  Learn strategies for making the most of your profits.

 

Business Law and Legal Structure: This workshop will help you formalize your company and help you figure out how to protect your business.