ASU's SBDC’s Seminar Hosts Selma High School Students Learning Food Entrepreneurship Skills

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African American Youth


WHEN: Wednesday (Dec. 11), from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE: ASU's Ralph Abernathy College of Education's Great Teacher's Hall, which is located on Harris Way.


Hazel Scott contributed to the story 

Alabama State University’s Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will host a Youth Entrepreneurship Seminar on Wednesday (Dec. 11)  from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at the ASU Ralph Abernathy College of Education's Great Teacher's Hall. 

The news media is invited to attend and cover the event. 

The training will provide 30 youth-food entrepreneurs from Selma High School with tips and a checklist on how to start a food entrepreneur business in Alabama, write a business plan, and information on state regulations concerning cottage food laws and retail sales tax.  

 “We are so excited to host students and faculty members from Selma High School,” said Andrea Rogers Mosley, director of  ASU's SBDC. “At ASU, we believe youth entrepreneurship is an important tool in stimulating our economy. It is an innovative way to create jobs, increase wealth, address high unemployment among youth and it is a perfect opportunity for high school students to explore an optional career path and learn skills that are useful in any workplace.”

The full agenda is as follows: 

9 a.m. - Opening Remarks and Greetings (ASU representative)

9:15 a.m. - 11 a.m. - How to Start a Business Checklist and Write the Plan (presenter: SBDC)

11:10 a.m. - 11:50 a.m. - Lunch  

11:50 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - Retail Sales Tax (presenter: Yveya Bryant, tax examiner, Alabama Department of Revenue)

12:20 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. - Cottage Food Law (presenter: Janice Hall, regional extension agent, Food Safety and Quality, Alabama Cooperative Extension System)

For additional information, call the SBDC at 334-229-4137.