Written by: Ms. Michelle Kearney, CTE Instructor
Ms. Kearney’s Year II Management students were pleasantly surprised to receive a visit from our local restaurateur, Mr. Tim Dubose, Owner of Dub’s Restaurant here in Moss Point, Mississippi. He was invited to provide our up-and-coming young entrepreneurs with some firsthand experience on what it truly takes to open and successfully run a small business. His blatant honesty was refreshing because he really conveyed to our students just how much blood, sweat and tears goes into making a business a true success. He also expressed the necessity in having passion, patience and persistence when growing your “baby”, all which will lead to a lasting success if you follow through day by day.
The students were given helpful advice on how to write an effective business plan, which will be part of their simulated entrepreneurship assignment that will later be used for a competition called the Southern Entrepreneurship Program (SEP) sponsored the Center for Economic and Entrepreneurship Education (CEEE) at The University of Southern Mississippi (USM). We look forward to having many more local small business owners come and speak with our students to help guide them in the right direction so they can go in with more knowledge as they watch their own “baby” grow into something truly remarkable, reputable and profitable.