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November 4, 2020

Waxahachie, TX | Andrew Hurst

Southwestern Assemblies of God University’s (SAGU) upcoming Entrepreneur Fair on November 10th will provide opportunities for many of the university’s business-minded students to present their ideas and merchandise to the SAGU community.

Beverly Robinson, SAGU’s Career Development Director, says that she is most excited to see the SAGU students’ talent and hopes that they can also make some revenue from the event.

Beverly Robinson,
SAGU Director of Career

“It will be a great time to begin Christmas shopping!” stated Robinson.

Robinson says that she has noticed an increased interest in entrepreneurship among students in recent years. Several students already sell clothing, jewelry, and artwork online through social media and Etsy, an American e-commerce website focused on handmade or vintage items and craft supplies.

The idea for the entrepreneur fair came up when a SAGU student, Tyler Goen, approached Robinson about selling some products from his own clothing business. Goen started his business after losing his job approximately six months ago during the COVID-19 outbreak. Without a regular paycheck, his entrepreneurial mindset kicked in as he began looking for some alternative, creative ways to generate income. When he noticed students were bleaching their clothes, he came up with the idea to start designing t-shirts and hoodies using bleach and sell them.

As Goen continued to share with Robinson, she realized an opportunity. “That’s when I thought… why not give all students an opportunity to sell their creative products to our students/faculty and staff?” said Robinson.

At that point, Robinson and Goen decided that a fair would provide the perfect opportunity and learning experience for the next generation of business leaders and entrepreneurs.

“I hope the entrepreneurs on campus can get connected and can create a good name for themselves. People have talent here that needs to be seen!” said Goen.

Robinson shared that any student who wishes to sell their handmade products is welcome to participate. Students, faculty, and staff will all be welcome to browse through the stalls.

As a leading Christian university, SAGU educates and prepares individuals who want to serve Christ and others. SAGU helps students discover and develop their God-given callings in a Spirit-empowered, learning community.

We believe in affordable tuition, made possible in part through the financial support of donors who embrace the mission of SAGU and the importance of affordable, accredited programs to train Christians for leadership in ministry, business, education, and service.

Most majors are available in-person in Waxahachie, TX, and online through a wide range of associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

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