FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Alice Maggio, Berkshares, Inc., [email protected] or (413) 528-1737
“ENTRY TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP” REACHES FULL ENROLLMENT.
BerkShares, Inc.’s business-planning course for Berkshire County youth, called “Entry to Entrepreneurship,” has reached full enrollment. The twenty registered students ages 14 to 25 will have their first class on Tuesday, January 26 at Berkshire Community College’s South County Center in downtown Great Barrington.
“Entry to Entrepreneurship” is a business education course that is community-supported, community-taught, and focuses on inspiring ‘import-replacement’ businesses that will fill gaps in the local economy. This approach is a part of a larger initiative spearheaded by BerkShares, Inc. called “Community Supported Industry (CSI).” CSI builds on the community-supported agriculture (CSA) model to find ways that Berkshire citizens can identify local business opportunities and work together to turn them into enterprises that become part of the local economy.