Youth Entrepreneurship Tools

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Youth Entrepreneurship Resource List

October 27, 2020

This document contains curriculum, website links, games and simulations devoted to creating the next generation of entrepreneurs.

4-H Entrepreneurship Snapshot Sheet cover.

Michigan 4-H Entrepreneurship Snapshot (4H1759)

November 20, 2018

Learn more about the Michigan 4-H entrepreneurship program in this Michigan 4-H Entrepreneurship snapshot sheet.


Business Plan Template

December 19, 2019

Fill in this blank business plan template to help young entrepreneurs explore different aspects of operating a business.


Find the Entrepreneur in You! Word Search

February 29, 2020

This word search encourages puzzlers to see if they’ve got what it takes to find their passion in the world of entrepreneurship.


Youth Entrepreneurship Bookmarks

February 28, 2020

Promote 4-H business and entrepreneurship activities with the following single-sided, copy-ready informational bookmarks.


Ask the Entrepreneur Activity and Sample Questions Handout

February 29, 2020

Use the Ask the Entrepreneur Activity to increase knowledge about entrepreneurship as a career option or to help start or grow a 4-H business and entrepreneurship club.


Entrepreneur Bingo

March 23, 2015

Discover skills, characteristics and experiences that are important in running a business.

Be the “E” Entrepreneurship National 4-H Curriculum

February 28, 2020

A national 4-H curriculum called Be the “E” Entrepreneurship is an exciting way for young people in grades 7 to 12 to learn if they have what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur.


Aspire to own your own business?

From market livestock animals and craft sales to worm farming and bio-fuel production, 4-H has been involved in entrepreneurship from its beginning.  Entrepreneurship combines business concepts and creativity. 4-H entrepreneurship programs can help you take an existing project to new levels or assist you in bringing a great idea to life while making a profit. 

Forms of Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurship can come in many forms, including making improvements or finding new uses for existing products.  Entrepreneurs find solutions to problems, like turning waste products into renewable energy sources.  Entrepreneurs identify opportunities, such as selling cold pop on hot day.  Entrepreneurship can be a career path and avenue to a successful financial future, and being involved in 4-H entrepreneurship programs today can strengthen your existing skill set.

Developing an entrepreneurial spirit through 4-H

Entrepreneurial spirit is characterized by innovation and risk taking. Take a look at what 4-H has to help you create your own future, and how 4-H members from around the state of Michigan have embraced their entrepreneurial spirit! 


For more information on how to get involved as a youth or volunteer, contact your county MSU Extension office or Michigan 4-H Career Exploration and Workforce Preparation Team.