FORUM understands the importance of the entrepreneurial spirit and the skills it can teach a child. Responsibility, financial independence, improving communication skills and inspiring self-esteem are a few characteristics a child can learn from starting a business. Bright Start is a youth entrepreneurial program that offers resources and ideas for youth interested in starting and running their own business. Resources include how to create a business concept as well as materials educating youth on marketing, administration, and financial tools. The Bright Start Contest allows teens to create and promote either a current business or a business idea, with all entrants entered to win a grand prize of $250.
Both members and nonmembers, ages 13-19, can submit either a two minute video explaining their current business, submit a business plan of a business idea, or a photo of their current business to Instagram. A written response to the question “How would winning the grand prize of $250 help you live your financial dreams?” must be included with any form of contest submission.
For more information regarding FORUM’s Bright Start Program, please visit www.forumcu.com/brightstart.
About FORUM Credit Union FORUM Credit Union, with 13 branch locations and anywhere access via the internet or mobile device, serves more than 135,000 members in the central Indiana area. A full suite of financial services are offered including, home mortgages, auto loans, personal checking, credit cards, business checking, health savings accounts, and investment planning. For more information about FORUM Credit Union please visit: www.forumcu.com.
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Vice President- Brand Strategy & Development FORUM Credit Union 317.558.6252 Kristi.Lowell@forumcu.com
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