The end of summer, the beginning of next year's dream
by Nate Rockwell on 09/20/18
The busy season is waning, and we are beginning to lay the plans for 2019. It never ceases to amaze me how very quickly the shift from "doing everything in our power just to make it through the day" to "we better hurry up and figure out where we are going!" happens.
As we start to look to next year, it is with the enthusiastic support of the Entrepreneurship students of Edgewood High School. We are excited to have their young, creative minds helping us reallocate a large portion of the 2019 marketing budget to the goal of "Improving the Guest Experience."
As a way of telling them, "Thank you" Briquettes Smokehouse is happy to announce that we will be working with the New Entrepreneur's Opportunity Fund (NEO Fund) and creating a scholarship program to support youth entrepreneurship. Any graduate of the Edgewood Entrepreneurship class with a 'B' or higher grade will be able to attend the NEO Fund's "Go Biz Grow" classes free of charge. Any student who completes "Go Biz Grow" and writes a business plan that receives approval for funding will receive $1000.00 in seed money from Briquettes Smokehouse to help with their start-up costs.
We here at Briquettes Smokehouse believe that entrepreneurship and small business are the cornerstones of any community. It is with great pleasure that we are able to work with a local high school to make this opportunity for both the students and the community, more accessible.