Nearly two dozen local entrepreneurs are coming to Santa Ynez Valley Union High School Nov. 15 for a breakfast and classroom visits as part of the school’s efforts to share the experiences of local entrepreneurs with the students.

The businesses represented include Alamo Pintado Equine Medical Center, Authentic Leather Patch Co., Brekkies, Bruker, Buttered Toast, Charlotte’s of Santa Ynez, Chomp, Chomp on the Rocks, The Coffee House, Crystallize Consulting, Drover’s Doughnuts, Hinnrichs Engineering, Melaleuca Executive / B Mentored LLC, Mindful Horse USA, Mortensen’s Bakery, Rachel Petkus Acupuncture/Life Coach, Saarloos and Sons, Salty Beach, Santa Ynez Valley Community Outreach, Reltor Sara Guthrie with BHHS, and The Juicy Life.

According to career development experts, opportunities are growing for those who pursue entrepreneurial careers. Educators and other industry professionals agree the mindset and skills associated with entrepreneurism can also be beneficial in all career avenues.

“We are fortunate to have such diverse and unique entrepreneurs in our community,“ said Michael Niehoff, Santa Ynez Valley Uniom High School principal. “Our role is to give our students opportunities to meet and connect with as many professional leaders as possible.”

These entrepreneurs have signed on to help the high school with a variety of entrepreneurial educational opportunities, Niehoff said.