If you’ve ever been interested in starting a business, or if you would like to grow an existing business, this is the perfect time to make your plans. Launch and Grow Your Business is offered through the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center (JPEC), Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and in partnership with the Forest City Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development and Hancock County EDC, and Winn-Worth Betco will be offered at the Forest City Innovation Center.
Launch and Grow Your Business is designed to teach participants how to research, develop and write detailed business plans. It covers all aspects of launching a business, including licenses, bookkeeping, marketing and how to set up shop. Participants work on their own business ideas throughout the course moving their ventures to reality or new levels of growth.
This course is for you if:
· You have an idea for a new business and would like help getting it started.
· You already have a business but would like to improve your operations, marketing, and/or take care of essential aspects of growing the company. Perhaps you want to learn more about finances and gain a better understanding how to measure success of the business.
· You’re a student in an entrepreneurship or small business class and need to launch a complete business in a limited time period.
Launch and Grow Your Business will be held on Thursday evenings for ten weeks from 6:00-9:30 p.m. September 10 through November 12, 2015. The ten week sessions will be held at the Forest City Innovation Center, 1144 Hwy 69 North, Forest City, IA. The cost for the course is $199 which includes the textbook. The course number is #99572. Call 641-422-4358 to register.
*If you plan to attend this course with a friend or spouse, you can share the materials and the cost is an additional $100.
The NIACC John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center, a nationally recognized program, provides college level courses and degree programs in entrepreneurship, as well as comprehensive consulting services for business start-ups, existing industries and owner transitions in the North Iowa region. Space is available for start-up businesses in the North Iowa Business Incubator. For more information, contact the Pappajohn Center at 641-422-4111.
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