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Greene High School Students Get Business Advice from County Experts

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Experts give business advice to students in Greene County Experts give business advice to students in Greene County

It's never too early to start thinking about starting up your own business. Students at William Monroe High School in Stanardsville got a first-hand lesson from Greene County business experts.

The group of high school seniors has been working on a business proposal project for weeks and Friday they were given a chance to get some feedback.

Greene County Supervisor Jim Frydl, Tony Williams from the county's economic development office and Nora Gillespie from the small business center gave some first-hand advice.

The students got a chance to ask questions about anything from the cost of starting a business to how to pitch your business proposal and what to wear when doing it.

"They got tips on, do their homework, I think was the best one so it's great to have passion for an idea and have a great idea but you have to also do your research and do the background work to make it happen," said Jim Shifflett, a senior English teacher who organized project.

Each student is working on their own business proposal and will finish up in several weeks.

"I didn't know the type of stuff that I needed, the license I needed, what I needed to do, the types of things I had to write for a business plan," said Katelyn Lambert-Coffey, senior.

One of the biggest topics was marketing. Students wanted to know how they can market their business to a specific audience.

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