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Young Adults 16-25 interested in starting a small business learn what is involved with taking their dream to the next level.

May 24, 2022 Webinar

Select from one of two, 1.5 hour long sessions that walk through the steps of starting your own business.

11:30 AM or 5:30 PM

A link to the webinar, and copy of a workbook will be provided to all registered participants.

Session cost: $23

Register Today!

In Person Workshop

Allen, Frisco, McKinney, and Plano participants: 

Three- two hour sessions will be held at the First United Bank building conference room located at 6401 Custer Rd STE 100, McKinney, TX 75070

June 16, 23 and 30 from 6-8pm

Submit your application above then your tuition. Space is limited.

Session cost: $90

Examples of Entrepreneur Businesses

Building Trades

Building trades encompass a variety of construction jobs, including carpentry, flooring, masonry and plumbing. If you want to begin work immediately and have some basic skills, you can land a job as a painter, landscaper or carpet installer with very little training or experience. As you learn the trade, you may decide to open your own business or move into a larger company. If you want to become an electrician, plumber, pipe fitter or welder, you will need to go to vocational school and complete an apprenticeship. For example, becoming an electrician requires learning the trade, becoming an apprentice and practicing alongside a certified electrician, prior to becoming licensed. This journey may take five years, but you will be paid while in training.

  • Carpenter
  • Carpet installer
  • Electrician
  • Heavy equipment operator
  • Insulation installer
  • Landscaper
  • Painter
  • Plumber

Mechanical Trades

Many mechanical trades require a certification of competency that spans two qualification levels. The first level is referred to as the journey level, and this requires an apprenticeship or experience that is equivalent. The second level is the master level. You must work as a journeyman or journeywoman for a minimum of a year and take a competency test to become a master. Attaining a college degree or taking classes at a vocational school provides additional knowledge, but it is possible to become certified through job training or an apprenticeship. Working as an assistant in a mechanical trade while in high school or networking with mechanical experts will help pave the way.

 

  • Auto mechanic
  • HVAC installer
  • Machinist
  • Mechanical drafter
  • Locksmith
  • Mechanical insulator
  • Elevator mechanic
  • Mechanical installer

Unique Businesses

Unique businesses in more niche industries tend to have less competition, but the competition they do have assures you that there’s an audience for your products. For a new business, starting from a point of uniqueness can make a world of difference when it comes to setting yourself apart from your competitors. A few examples: 

Aerial Photography

Bakery

BookKeeping

Carwash

Cleaning Service

Coffee Shop

Day Care/Caregiver

Dog-walking

Food Truck

Freelance Writing

Grocery delivery service

Interior Design

Personal Trainer

Pet-sitting and Grooming

Promotional Items/T-Shirts

Social Media Management

Travel Agent

Web Design