Take part in business training for girls

March 7, 2012 by  

The Pikesville Library is hosting a six week program

“aimed at giving middle and high school girls, the opportunity to start their own businesses.”

She’s Got Her Own “Entrepreneur Focus” is sponsored by She Counts, Inc. Tuition is $50 for members of She Counts and $55 for non-members.

During the six-week course, girls will learn how to develop a business plan, the vocabulary of business, problem solving tips, ethical business practices, how to provide proper customer service, the art of negotiation and tips on how to network with other entrepreneurs. By the end of the course the girls will have a completed business plan and will compete to win seed money to start their own business. Those who take the course and are serious about starting their own business will have access to a professional mentor for as long as they need it.

She Counts, Inc is an organization that provides business mentoring for young girls. They look for mentors who

“have a proven success record in their professional lives and be committed to impacting the lives of youth and especially girls.”

Membership costs $65 a year for mentors or $385 for life. Students can join the organization for $10 a year.

Organizations such as She Counts, Inc work to change those attitudes and to give girls a great head start in starting their own businesses. Mentors come from all over the Maryland area such as Towson. They can be owners of stores, printing company CEO’s, health professionals or self-employed entrepreneurs.