Entrepreneurial mindset empowers ordinary people to accomplish extraordinary things. This course exposes opportunities, ignites ambition, and fosters the attitudes and skills that can empower anyone to succeed.



Lesson 1 - The Power to Choose

Lesson 2 - Recognizing Opportunities

Lesson 3 - Ideas Into Action

Lesson 4 - Pursuit of Knowledge

Lesson 5 - Creating Wealth

Lesson 6 - Building Your Brand

Lesson 7 - Creating Community

Lesson 8 - The Power of Persistence


Fall Class September 27-November 22 Wednesdays Noon to 1 p.m. DON SJOGREN COMMUNITY YMCA 1415 Broadway, Holdrege, NE 68949
Sign Up With YMCA 308-995-4050


Contact Janita

email: janitapavelka@gmail.com

phone: 308-995-1015

Janita Pavelka, an award-winning Entrepreneurship Educator believes

people who develop businesses master real-life skills that can only be gained by doing, as “entrepreneuring” is a verb! She has launched over 400 young entrepreneurs and authored a book, “Start Young, Start Small:  The ABC’s & 123’s of Owning a Business by the Age of Six” which tells the story of her own children as they all were entrepreneurs by the age of six. Janita has degrees in Social Work, Psychology and Education, which make her a highly relational and sought-after educator, workshop presenter,

and speaker for the last 27 years.  Featured on TV and radio, in newspapers, magazines, books and blogs telling her family’s story and spreading the message of youth entrepreneurship​. When not working in her own businesses, coaching others, or fueling her four entrepreneurial children’s businesses, Janita can be found spending time on their Old MacDonald’s farm in south central Nebraska.


As one who is cautious and an introvert this class has introduced me to a different way of thinking. It has made me realize how much I have allowed circumstances to determine my choices and actions. I have had dreams and ideas but often would sit on them hoping that a door of opportunity would make it happen. I wrongly thought success or causing those ideas to become a reality was dependent on a certain personality and inborn drive of which I did not have. I have had a God dream to see a ministry happen in this community and this class has given me tools and a different mindset to explore that dream and possibly see it come into reality.



From the very first class, you will be hooked on this powerful training with Janita's unique style of engaging students with action packed and inspiring teaching.  I learned to evaluate and tailor down the ideas that have been swirling in my head for years. My vision became clear and the lessons equipped me with a new mindset in recognizing opportunities and learning to address them by putting them into action. The limited class size is perfect and we all really feed off each other! The greatest impact was learning how to test the market and gain priceless insight from successful entrepreneurs. Change your schedule to make time for this valuable training. It will help propel you with the confidence, boldness, and steps to make your dreams become a reality!


Robin Phipps