B.U.O.Y. Program Applications Open


Have a business idea?  Want to own a business?  Want to work for yourself?  Want to turn a hobby into a business?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, are a Monroe County student or resident between 10th grade and 25 years of age,  then Monroeville Main Street has an opportunity

B.U.O.Y. - Business Understanding & Ownership for Youth

“Promoting informed, responsible business ownership education for young entrepreneurs.”

Monroeville Main Street/ Anne Marie Bryan, Executive Director, the Small Business Development Center of Alabama(SBDC)/Yolanda Johnson, Business Advisor, and Main Street Alabama/Mary Helmer Wirth, President and State Coordinator have partnered to create B.U.O.Y. – a FREE Rural Youth Entrepreneur Program.

Working Schedule

Applications due: September 29, 2021 by 5PM

Meeting Times: Mondays - 5:30 pm-7:00pm (Expo will be on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 – Time to be announced)

Monday, October 11, 2021- Team building, elevator speech /pitch then plan, business plan introduction, demographics and market assessment & workforce development.

Lead- Anne Marie, Yolanda, & Mary

November 8, 2021 - BAIL team –(Banker, Accountant, Insurance, & Legal) & Certification

Lead – Anne Marie & Yolanda plus 6 special guests

Monday, January 10, 2022- In-depth business plans.

Lead- Yolanda plus Anne Marie

Monday, February 14, 2022 – Mentors, Marketing, Resources, Hiring the right employees, & Training staff

Lead - Anne Marie & Yolanda plus special guests

Monday, March 14, 2022 – Succession Planning, Self-Investment, Market overview and portfolio explanation

Lead - Anne Marie & Yolanda plus special guests

Monday, April 11, 2022- Practice pitch, expo design/set-up plan review, business plan review, collateral material review plus a pep talk about presentation, pointers, clothing, business etiquette refresher, etc.

Lead – Anne Marie & Yolanda plus special guests

Tuesday, April 19, 2022 EXPO, Pitch Competition & Awards  - 2 $1,500.00 pitch prizes and $500.00 Peoples Choice Award.

Lead- Anne Marie, Yolanda & Mary H Wirth plus Judges

Awards presented at City Council Meeting.

Space is limited. 

Recommendation/reference required.(public official, employer, school counselor, instructor, mentor, etc.)

Applications available belowor by request from Monroeville Main Street – Anne Marie Bryan –Office- 251-575-1457  or  monroevillemainstreet@gmail.com