Earning an associate in science degree in entrepreneurship from Allan Hancock College
will provide you with the skills necessary to start your own business. The possibilities
are limitless. What is your passion?
Why Choose a Career as an Entrepreneur?
Entrepreneurship is a national focus. Recently the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
was established by President Obama’s Department of Commerce to bolster startup companies.
The new Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship was started specifically to help
entrepreneurs reduce red tape while developing great ideas into workable business
plans by giving them training, funding, advisement, and access to data.
How about starting a
- Retail or wholesale business
- Event planning or catering business
- Online retail business
- Consulting business
- Service business such as auto repair, construction, landscaping or a florist shop
Resources for students interested in starting their own business are available at
AHC's Small Business and Entrepreneurship Center (SBEC) including: assistance creating a business plan, small business workshops,
resident business mentors, and business networking.
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Graduating high school with honors and realizing I did not have the monetary means to go off to a university like I had always dreamed about felt like a setback. Being at a community college, for my first semester, felt like a detriment to my education. Despite this I began to reach out to other students and was referred by a student to a program called MESA. MESA has shaped my educational career. MESA has provided me with opportunities I would have otherwise missed on my own, an opportunity to work with other like-minded majors who have since become like family. With this kind of strong foundation I have been able to excel in my science, mathematics, and engineering courses.
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