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To help educate our youth about starting their own business, we offer our own, entrepreneurial curriculum.

"Nex-Great Idea" Entrepreneurship Program

Our "Nex-Great Idea" business plan workshop helps students identify what it means to be an entrepreneur. They will work individually or in small groups to create a "product" or "service" and decide how and where they would market their business. Throughout the workshop, they are given step-by-step instruction and and learn the entire structure of a business plan: 

  • Cover Page

  • Executive Summary

  • Description of Business

  • Marketing Plan

  • Operations/Suppliers/Materials

  • Management

  • Financial Plan/Budget

  • Use of Technology to Maximize Your Biz


Practical lessons students will learn:      

  • Independent Activities and Teamwork

  • Ideation

  • Marketing

  • Basic Budgeting

  • Two-Minute Elevator Pitch

  • Professionalism

  • Inventory

  • Community Engagement


This is a great workshop to integrate into your school's Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge and E-fair events. We collaborate with NetWork Kansas and offer our assistance in judging or assisting schools in preparing for these events. In addition, we offer interviewing workshops to help students prepare for trade show and elevator pitch interviews.

Workshop duration is one to two hours.

If interested in offering this to your students, please contact us

Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge (YEC) Best Marketing Award Recipients:

  • Turning Tires, Aiden Conrad, Osborne Jr/Sr High School

  • B&B Cookies, Brooke Porubsky, Cheylin Jr/Sr High School

  • Hoofin' It, Whitley Frost, Rock Hills Jr/Sr High School

  • Super Soles, Braxton Kindel, Concordia Jr/Sr High School

  • BJ's Sporting Goods, Brecken Isaacson & Jaxon Finkbiner, Republic Co High School

  • C. Creative Marketing, Carolina Barraza, Pike Valley High School

  • The Chopping Block, Owen Russell, Pike Valley High School

  • Jodi's Sweet Treats, Jodi Donley, Ellsworth County Jr/Sr High

  • Ayers Buddies Pet Sitting, Taylor Ayers, Plainville Jr/Sr High School

  • Iceeeeecream BABY, Paige Fulwider, Goodland Jr/Sr High School

  • Beauty by Jae, Jaelyn Rumback, Norton Community High School

  • Rustic Faith Co., Kenzie Skrdlant, Homeschool

  • Jayci's Delightful Goodies, Jayci Johnson, Norton Junior High School

Student showing their display of Beauty by Jae
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