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1 The Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow… Are in Your Classroom Today! The 105th Annual Connecticut Business Educators Association Conference Wednesday, October 22, 2008 Rose Bednarz-Luglio, Gateway Community College Dennis Brown, Connecticut Community Investment Corporation CTCIC

2 What is entrepreneurship? Why is entrepreneurship education important? What are you doing now? What do you want to do?

3 What is micro enterprise? A locally owned business A business with fewer than 10 employees A business capitalized with less than $ 50 K source: MERG

4 Financial impact of micro enterprise Generates jobs Dollars stay in state Builds solid economic base source: MERG

5 Entrepreneurship Courses and Activities Developing Curriculum Engaging Guest Speakers and Mentors Locating Resources Identifying Funding Opportunities

6 Developing Curriculum Program of study Comprehensive courses Integrated into existing Business courses Integrated across the Curriculum

7 Engaging Guest Speakers and Mentors Entrepreneurs Small business owners Angels Resources

8 Business and Organization Resources Trade Associations SBA, CSBDC, SCORE DECD, CERC CEDF, CTCIC Colleges/Schools/Libraries Consultants

9 ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION RESOURCES Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education Apply the National Content Standards for Entrepreneurship Education Use the Consortium website to find up-to-date information, resources, and training Connect with Entrepreneurship Education leaders in your region, nationally, and internationally

10 National Entrepreneurship Week USA February 21-28, 2009 US House of Representatives Resolution CT Governors Proclamation State Calendars GET INVOLVED!

11 Thank you for joining us!

12 The Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow… Are in Your Classroom Today!


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