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Side Hustle Selling Online (Youth Entrepreneurship Series)

August 26, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

How to help youth earn income and start a business with an online store
Part of the Teaching Native Youth Financial Independence Through Entrepreneurship Webinar Series

To register, please click: ntv.bz/augustyouth

Ecommerce is already over 20% of all retails sales in the US.  In the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has helped rapidly increase Ecommerce use and online sales will only continue to grow in the years to come.  This fact combined with young people’s natural tendency for adoption of new technology presents a prime opportunity for Native youth to start an online business selling goods online.

Are you ready to teach youth how to take control of their financial future by starting a small business? In this interactive webinar, you will learn how to assist youth choose the best e-commerce sales platform; identify how to receive and return money, choose payment platforms, and deal with financial institutions; and finally, how to pull everything together and launch their store.

This webinar is free and open to all service providers working with youth.

The workshop will take place on Thursday, August 26th at 11:00 am Pacific / 12:00 pm Mountain / 1:00 pm Central / 2:00 pm Eastern. The workshop is free and open all entrepreneurs.

This workshop will be delivered online utilizing the Zoom platform. The workshop can be taken on computers and smartphones.

About our presenter:
Camille KosterCamille Koster (Cherokee) serves as the Youth Program Manager for the IDRS Acorn Project. Through the program, she teaches youth how to explore entrepreneurship and create side hustles which provides them the opportunity to make money while continuing to focus on their education . She has worked in youth development and in nonprofit for the last 18 years, both writing and facilitating camps across the nation. She has co-facilitated camps with the Drug-Free Communities National Initiative, Students Working Against Tobacco, Cherokee Nation Behavioral Health, ONABEN, the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse, and more. Camille dedicated five years of her youth development career as the Chief Operating Officer of Girl Scouts of Eastern Oklahoma. She successfully assisted in one the largest youth entrepreneur programs as she helped build strategy and infrastructure for a cookie sale campaign that led to her local Council selling over 1 million boxes of Girl Scout Cookies in Eastern Oklahoma.

Camille is a United States Navy Veteran and is proud to have represented the Cherokee Tribe in the military. During the time she served, only 15.4% of the military was comprised of Native American members, likewise, only 4% were female members. She has a Masters Degree in Organizational Management. Camille lives in Jenks, Oklahoma, is married to a Firefighter and has three children.

This workshop is being funded in part by the USDA Rural Development, the Small Business Administration, and the California Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development.


August 26, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
Event Category:


Acorn Project