Erielle Robinson, a graduate of Leon High School and former Be Entrepreneurial program participant, presented her business plan at a school assembly in front of three judges, JABB staff and fellow classmates on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Robinson was featured along with four other students in order to compete for the title of school representative at Junior Achievement Big Bend’s Shark Bowl on April 13. JABB sat down with Robinson, as well as the other participants, to get an idea of how JABB benefited them and impacted their future goals.
JABB: What did you learn in the Be Entrepreneurial program?
Erielle: I learned a lot about business; honestly, I didn’t realize how much went into making products, but it’s honestly a lot. It’s kind of overwhelming, but once you get the hang of everything and try to realize how everything works and everything goes, it’s a piece of cake.
JABB: How did this program help you with your future goals?
Erielle: I was never really planning on doing the whole business thing, because I knew how much work went into it, but now that I’ve done Junior Achievement and [learned] the things that they showed me, I think “okay, this will be easy,” and I think I could make a product in the future that could help me make money that I could sell to my friends.
JABB: Why do you think it’s important to learn about the skills [in the Be Entrepreneurial program] early on?
Erielle: Not a lot of people know about business and how to work things or how to make things, but I feel like these skills really helped me [how to] learn to be better in business and how to make a product great.
JABB: What kind of information would you like to hear about from a local entrepreneur?
Erielle: [I would like to hear about] how to sell the item.