Entrepreneurship for millenials: Workshop set Sept. 20 in Williamstown

Alice Maggio

Are you a teen-ager or young adult with a big idea to change the world and make money? Or someone with skills to help such millenials?  If you are either, put the evening of Sept. 20 on your calendar, for a workshop sponsored by the Williamstown Chamber of Commerce entitled: “Bringing ‘Buy Local’ Full Circle: Creating Community-Supported Industries.”

The event is a chance  for business-minded people to harness their experiences to benefit young potential entrepreneurs. The free, public workshop will run from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Williams Inn; cash bar and light appetizers will be provided. Reserve your spot today!


Keith Girouard

The workshop will be co-facilitated by Alice Maggio of BerkShares, Inc. and Keith Girouard of the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network in Pittsfield, who have worked together over the past two years to develop Entry to Entrepreneurship, a business planning program for young people age 14-25.

The workshop will take participants through a fun, collaborative “rapid build-out” process in which participants identify local business opportunities and then work together to develop them. The business projects generated during the workshop will be offered to students for further development during in this winter’s Entry to Entrepreneurship program which will take place in Great Barrington from January until April.

“How can we all contribute to the success of our locally owned businesses – and maybe even help launch new ones?” organizers of the  event ask.



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