Workshop: Bringing "Buy Local" Full Circle with co-host Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 4:30pm



Blodgett House at Simon’s Rock College of Bard

84 Alford Road, Great Barrington

Co-host: Southern Berkshire Chamber of Commerce

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This fall, BerkShares, Inc. is teaming up with the Berkshire Office of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network (MSBDC) and organizations across Berkshire County to facilitate a series of interactive workshops that will collect community-generated local business ideas. We hope you will join us.

Because our students in the Entry To Entrepreneurship program are often too young to have much life experience, they sometimes have a hard time identifying business opportunities. To give them a head start this year, we thought we would try "crowd-sourcing" good business ideas from our community.

Building on the community engagement and experiential learning principles embedded in Entry To Entrepreneurship, workshop participants will be led through a Rapid Business Build Out process to develop a one-page plan for local business opportunities. Collectively, these will become a library of business possibilities that seed the next cohort of youth entrepreneurs in 2017's Entry To Entrepreneurship program.

Facilitators: Alice Maggio, Executive Director of BerkShares, Inc. and Keith Girouard, Senior Business Advisor at MSBDC 

For other workshops, visit the events page.