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Biz Kids Program offering teens entrepreneurial skills

The Biz Kids program returns for another year to offer youth the skills they need to create and run their own business.

The program was started in 2016 by Community Futures Lloydminster and provides students the opportunity to learn the ins and out of entrepreneurship. Kandace Lumb from Community Futures Lloydminster and Region says entrepreneurs add a lot to their community.

“Entrepreneurs are valuable assets to their community as they create jobs, provide necessary products and services to local consumers and discover innovative ways to solve problems.”

This year Community Futures is partnering with the town of Vermilion, Startup Lloydminster and Wainwright Economic Development to offer the program to kids in a wide variety of areas. Lumb says they will offer four workshops throughout the summer, one every week.

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“We offer different types of workshops that give them a basic understanding of how entrepreneurism  works like starting a business and what kind of process you have to go through from a little bit of marketing to business development.”

The program is for students ages 10-16 and starts at the end of May to August. The deadline to register is Friday.

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