Being your own boss is something some people really enjoy, and in Aberdeen a college is making sure everyone has the tools they need to start their own business. Northern State University is hosting an entrepreneurship camp this week to let students know that success can start at a very young age.
The three day long camp has speakers coming in from all over the northeastern part of the state. Monday, keynote speaker Ben Hanten, founder of Ben's Brewing Co. in Yankton, spoke. Students from all over the eastern part of South Dakota are excited to be attending the camp.
"I've learned a lot. We have all these classes at school for business, but it's kind of like the general worldwide business, and it never really comes down to what you want, but this camp really does that," Christine Morgan said. Morgan is from Mellette, and she says she wants to be a massage therapist someday. Her inspiration to be self-employed comes from her father.
"I look up to my dad because he is a farmer, and that's basically self-employment. I see all the work he puts in, and it pays off. He's really my inspiration," she said.
The camp runs through Wednesday. On Wednesday the students a presenting a group business they have designed. A panel of judges will vote on what business model they like best. The winners will receive a $1000 scholarship to Northern State University.