Upward Bound students at Frostburg State University this summer studied entrepreneurship, forming small “companies,” each comprised of several students who wrote detailed business plans.
Clockwise from top, Marcus Bowers, Austin Wetzel, Stephanie Riggs, Justyce Walker, Rachaell Whetstone, Kaylynn Grady and Sami Howsare hear about business law from attorney Mike Llewellyn, center.
After their plans were written, Mike Llewellyn, an attorney with Geppert, McMullen, Paye and Getty, visited Mollie McGee’s writing class and met with each individual group. As their “attorney,” he reviewed their individual plans and spoke about the legal aspects of starting up a business in Maryland.
The students learned about the importance of having an attorney when starting up a business to help comply with government requirements. Among other things, students learned about forming corporations, zoning restrictions and naming their businesses, including searching online in a Maryland database to make sure their business names were unique.
FSU’s Upward Bound program is a national, federally funded, pre-college program designed to provide underprivileged students with the skills and motivation necessary to succeed in high school and afterward in college. Upward Bound, the oldest of the Federal TRIO Programs, has been a part of the FSU community since 1981.
For more information about Upward Bound at FSU, call 301-687-4994.