Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Library's TeenBoss Program is All Business

Local business owner Tommy Johns will present TeenBoss Workshop, a 90-minute entrepreneurial seminar for young people, at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 24 at the Sharon Forks Library, 2820 Old Atlanta Road, Cumming.

The workshop is intended for teens in grades six and up and will help them begin exploring the benefits of owning their own businesses. The workshop will be especially helpful to teens that want to try something different from a traditional summer job when the school year ends.

Admission to the workshop is free, but seating is limited. Advance registration is requested.

TeenBoss Workshop will cover such topics as goal setting, choosing the type of business that best suits the entrepreneur, developing a business plan, and marketing advice.

“I love being my own boss, and am excited about sharing with seminar participants (and their parents) the freedom that comes from owning your own business,” says Johns, a full time performer and public speaker from Roswell. “This seminar has the potential to be life changing.”

Following the TeenBoss Workshop, participants may access the TeenBoss Toolkit, an online collection of business resources, how-to articles, and promotional templates for teen entrepreneurs. Participants will also learn about free resources available through the Forsyth County Public Library, such as business articles and research data.

“Terry Parrett, a New York-based author, marketer, and performer, developed this workshop and after a lot of debate decided to make TeenBoss available to other speakers around the country.  It has been a huge success in the northeast, and I am excited to be offering the workshop to libraries and community groups in the Southeast,” Johns stated.

Parents are welcome to attend the TeenBoss Workshop with their teenaged children. Parents do not need to register. For more information, or to register, please visit www.forsythpl.org.

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