SBA Offers Free Youthpreneur Webinar Series To Promote Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy

“It is critical that young people are exposed to Entrepreneurship and basic finances. Pass this on to any budding Entrepreneurs” CC

SBA News Advisory

PRESS OFFICE                  


SBA Offers Free Youthpreneur Webinar Series To Promote Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy

Recognizes National Entrepreneurship Week & America Saves Week February 20-28, 2010



Release Date:  February 22, 2010   

Contact:  Cecelia Taylor (202) 401-3059

Advisory Number: MA10-02     

Internet Address:



WHAT: The U.S. Small Business Administration will host a series of

Youthpreneur Webinars in recognition of National Entrepreneurship Week and America Saves Week.  The topics will emphasis youth entrepreneurship and engage the next generation of small business owners in skills building and financial empowerment.  They will be able to learn the basics of entrepreneurship, strategies for today’s business world, and using social networking to advance business ideas. 


WHEN: February 23-25, 2010

Daily, 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (ET)


WHO: Be inspired and learn from some of the best in business and


Webinar presenters and topics include:


Jennifer Matthews, President and CEO

Creating Financial Literacy, LLC

Topic: Why My Credit Score Matters NOW

Tuesday, February 23 at 11:00 a.m.


Vince Shorb, President, The National Youth Financial Educator’s Council


Topic: Financial Education/Entrepreneurship Tuesday, February 23 at 3:00 p.m.


Steven Harris, President

JS Investment Group

Topic: Youth Entrepreneurship and Financial Literacy Wednesday, February 24 at 11:00 a.m.


Michael Simmons, Co-Founder & CEO, Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour

Topic: Why Every Student Should Be an Entrepreneur Wednesday, February 24 at 3:00 p.m.


Shonika Proctor, CEO, Renegade CEO’s

Topic: Me…Myself…and Why? A Business Roadmap for Determined Teens Who are Making Their Way Thursday, February 25 at 11:00 a.m.


Jason Duff, Founder and CEO, Community Storage & Properties, LTD and COMSTOR Outdoor, LTD

Topic: How to Leverage Top Internet Tools to Grow and Market Your Business at No Cost Thursday, February 25 at 3:00 p.m.


HOW:  For free visual and audio access to the Webinar go to

Click “join a meeting” and enter access code 3761101 Then dial 866.740.1260 and enter access code 3761101 (plus the #key) System Requirements:

– Windows, Mac, Linux and Solaris operating systems

– Internet Explorer, Safari and Firefox Web browsers

– Separate telephone line needed for the audio portion


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February 20 – 27 is National Entrepreneurship Week, a celebration of the heritage of entrepreneurship in America and NEW opportunities for a NEW GENERATION!  For details on the events, check out the National Entrepreneurship Week Website


February 21 – 28 is America Saves Week. Individuals are encouraged and assisted with assessing their savings progress.  Assistance will be provided by organizations and professionals with an interest in improving the financial security of individuals and families.  For more details, visit the America Saves Week Website

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