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Cowboy entrepreneurs teach business at Hopkins Middle School

This past week, Paul Smith of entrepreneurial education firm BEST Carolina, introduced students in his entrepreneurism club to Mark and Sandra Myers of Greenfield Farms, cowboy and cowgirl entrepreneurs.

Most people might expect cowboys to teach riding, roping, and caring for horses. These cowboys have those skills, but this week at Hopkins Middle School, their discussion was a horse of a different color. For students participating in Paul Smith’s BEST Carolina entrepreneurism course, the cowboys covered the benefits of a limited liability company or a sole proprietor company formation, the risks associated with running an enterprise, marketing to a target consumer, and profitability.

The Myers’ goal was to help students understand how they must think and work entrepreneurially expands students’ vision of ‘who’ is an entrepreneur – and consequently, how they, themselves, may build entrepreneurial futures.

Headquartered in Columbia, S.C., EngenuitySC is a nonprofit focused on long-term competitiveness and prosperity in the Midlands. EngenuitySC specializes in managing collaborations between business, government, education and community leaders. For more information, visit www.engenuitysc.com.

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