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Inc.'s Guide to Starting a College Entrepreneurship Club

Noting that students in college today are going to be key to getting our economy back on solid ground, Inc. offers a primer on creating an entrepreneurship club at your college—even one where it may seem aesthetically out of place, such as Oberlin (where the club is known as the Creativity and Leadership Project).

Such clubs offer students the opportunity to apply some of what they may learn at school (in business, economics, and even psychology courses, for instance), while also forcing them to think creatively about in-demand services they could dream up and offer. Given that some attack our education system for killing creativity and discouraging entrepreneurship, it would be great if such clubs existed in high schools, as well.

When you've gathered enough steam to pitch the club to your university (in order to get funding), here's the reasons Inc. suggests to highlight in you proposal:

Once you have a strong mission statement and support network, it's time to register as a student organization and apply for school funding. What's the most effective way to pitch an entrepreneurship club? Remind them of three things: One, creative thought is profitable. Two, starting a successful small business is possible. And three, everyone else is doing it.

Given that some attack our education system for killing creativity and discouraging entrepreneurship, it would be great if such clubs existed in high schools, as well.

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