SC Economics calls for Young Entrepreneur Nominations

August 6, 2012

Do you know a student who has what it takes to be South Carolina’s next Young Entrepreneur award winner?

SC Economics, a COLUMBIA, SC – August 6, 2012 – When Mark Zuckerbergcreated Facebookat age 21, he proved to the world that one can never be too young tostart his or her own successful business. nonprofit organization aimedat helping students learn financial skills for life, is seekingnominations for the 2013 Young Entrepreneur Award. The nominees must beelementary, middle or high school students who are currently andactively involved in their business enterprise.

The South Carolina Young Entrepreneur award is sponsored by SC ResearchAuthority, SC Launch and Tomlin & Company. It was established in2004 by SC Economics as a way to recognize students who demonstrate akeen entrepreneurial spirit.

According to SC Economics President, Helen Meyers, entrepreneurialism isa vital part of every state’s economy. “Entrepreneurialism promotesinnovation, spurs job growth, and encourages competition in oureconomy,” says Meyers. “The winners serve as role models for otherstudents, giving them ideas to start and operate their own business.Past winners include entrepreneurs who sell fresh eggs from theirbackyard, manufacture biodiesel fuel in their barn, and bake cakes intheir kitchen.”

Nomination forms can be found at and by clicking on Young Entrepreneur Award at the bottom of thehomepage. Nominations must include the student’s business name anddescription of business operations to be considered.

The five award winners will be featured on the ETV Stock Market Programthat is broadcast to schools during fall and spring semesters inconjunction with the SC Stock Market Game. Winners will also receive a$200 cash prize and recognition at SC Economics’ awards luncheon held inthe spring.

SC Economics hopes this competition will encourage students to continuethese extraordinary business-savvy talents as they grow into the nextgeneration of successful businessmen and women.

For more information on how to nominate a young entrepreneur, visit and click on “Young Entrepreneur Award” at the bottom of the home page.Nominations must be submitted by September 15 to be considered.

About SC Economics
SC Economics, formerly known as the South Carolina Council onEconomic Education, is a statewide non-profit organization. Establishedin 1975, SC Economics’ mission is to make South Carolina a better placeto live by advocating for and ensuring that K-12 teachers arewell-prepared to educate and empower South Carolina’s youth witheconomic education and financial literacy. For more information, visit