Jr. CEO is a six-week digital business education course that teaches kids the basics of starting their own business and is being offered by the Atascadero Chamber of Commerce. The program has been developed with the theme of how to open a lemonade stand business. At the end of the program students will open their lemonade stand (or another concept that they created) at various spots around town during “Jr. CEO Business Day,” Saturday, April 1, 2023. The program was developed to communicate information at a Junior High learning level and covers five main categories: Business Fundamentals (Forming a business plan, setting up a bank account, etc.), Cost Models, Safety & Food Prep, Marketing & Customer Service, and Money Management. Each virtual session will be facilitated by Josh Cross, Chamber of Commerce President/CEO as well as a local business leader as a guest speaker.
Tuition is $25 per student.