Financial literacy and entrepreneurship workshops at Pierce College

Pierce College will host a series of three financial literacy workshop to teach students  about running and marketing a business.

Topics include entrepreneurship, developing a business plan, income planning and budgeting, how to develop a marketing plan and financial literacy training.

“All students are encouraged to participate,” said Director of CTE Grants Michael Flowers.

He said the workshops are designated for all students, but are geared to child development, photography and automotive majors.

“Those are the areas where the majority of the students are going to go into business for themselves,” Flowers said.

The department had been thinking about holding the workshop for a while, according to Department Chair of Business Administration David Braun.

The department realized that students often left Pierce with a degree, but without any idea of how to start a business, he said.

“We wanted to expose them to this kind of information now,” Braun said. “So that in the future if they think about going into business they can think about it realistically.”

But the workshop is also designed to train students on investing, maintaining good credit, spending vs. saving and income planning and budgeting.

“We’re hoping that they leave the workshop with a clear idea of what it takes to start and run a business,” Braun said.

The workshop would be a good place to start for child development students who want to go into business for themselves, said child development major Stephanie Olivera.

“I think that when it comes to running your own business and running your own daycare it would be really good,” she said.

The workshop will be held in Business Education building room 3208.

Seating is limited to 50 students, according to Braun.

The workshop will take place over three sessions on Oct. 24, Oct. 31 and Nov. 7. Seats can be reserved by calling (818) 710 4178.