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Youth Entrepreneurs Club: THE LEMONADE STAND

24 April 2019 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

The course will run every wednesday from April 24th to June 12th.
A pilot program to give teenagers the skills & experience needed to start, own and operate their own business – like a lemonade stand!

Teens build their own business while being introduced to the exciting world of entrepreneurship! Youth create a business plan, set a budget and financial goals, and calculate expenses, sales, profit and more!
All the fundamentals of starting and running a business are covered at a level appropriate (and fun!) for 14-17 year olds. Soft skills focus on leadership, communication, perseverance and time management.
The skills learned in this program will introduce teens to the world of entrepreneurship and enhance their workplace readiness, regardless of future career choices.


Take a company from idea to execution (individually or as a group)

  • Help the student understand their passion
  • Find opportunities within that area
  • Get to know the customer and industry
  • Is there a problem? What is the solution?
  • How can you be of service?
  • Design and test the solution
  • Prepare
    • Build out a business plan
      • Finances
      • Operations
    • Pitch

Suggested for ages 14-17 – Maximum 10 participants – 8 sessions
About the instructor:
Andrew Pettitt is an Account Executive at Northwestel and the founder of several local companies. Andrew’s done extensive work in digital/social marketing, strategy, ecommerce and product development. Andrew has had an entrepreneurial mindset from a young age and wants to grow that same spark within the youth around the Yukon.


24 April 2019
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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YuKonstruct Building
2180 2nd Avenue
Whitehorse, Y1A 5N6 Canada
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