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Celebrate Youth Entrepreneurship on Thursday, January 26

Posted in Progress Report, RSCCD by Omar Ávalos Gallegos on January 25, 2012

From the Rancho Santiago Community College District:

Entrepreneurship is on the rise. With Orange County’s unemployment rate at 7.8 percent and jobs still hard to come by, it’s no wonder that so many young people are launching their own businesses.

To help young entrepreneurs ages 18 to 27 succeed, the Youth Entrepreneurship Program (YEP), an economic development program of Rancho Santiago Community College District, is hosting a YEP 2.0 Networking Event. “Your Business Makeover 2012” is slated for 6:00 p.m. at 2323 N. Broadway, Room 107, Santa Ana, CA 92706.

“This free event will help aspiring young entrepreneurs get 2012 off on the right foot,” said Maricela Sandoval, YEP coordinator.

The event will feature a presentation by serial entrepreneur Oscar Garcia, OG Branding Education founder. He brings with him over 15 years of experience in web development, marketing and software development. At a young age, he helped create a marketing company that reached the Forbes 500 list in its first three years in business.

“Your Business Makeover 2012” will also feature:

Refreshments and appetizers;
A “pitch it” corner where participants will be able to share their entrepreneurial ideas and receive expert feedback;
A young entrepreneurs business expo;
The presentation of the high school fast pitch contest winners;
Upcoming opportunities to assist young entrepreneurs in growing their businesses, including the “Entrepreneurial Marketing and Management” seminar on February 10, valued at $300 to be offered free to qualifying businesses

Registration is free at www.my-yep.org. Educators and business service providers are welcome. For more information, contact the Youth Entrepreneurship Program at (714) 564-5533.

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