SPUR Intern Spotlight – Awet
Hello, my name is Awet Ghirmai. I’m a senior at St.Olaf College studying Economics with emphasis in Management studies. I have been working at SPUR as an intern for two months now and so far it has been a great experience. As an intern at SPUR, I was giving the opportunity to work with small business in Northfield area to help them expand by using market research techniques. This included looking at competitor’s products and making a comparative list of prices. I also read business plans and help business owners enhance them before they are sent to potential funders. It has been a mutual benefit for me and SPUR because even though I’m helping SPUR, in return, I’ve been able to benefit from this internship. This internship has allowed me to work with small business owners and see how they go upon planning their business. It also has allowed me to get a glance of the small business world.