CCC “Moving Business Forward” with Free Workshop

2014-04-22 | Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations - Brittany Davis, Assistant Director; (662) 621-4061 - bdavis@coahomacc.eduBookmark and Share



CLARKSDALE – Do you think you have what it takes to start your own business but need some direction on where to start? Are you a current business owner with aspirations to take your business to the next level? Then, CCC’s “Moving Business Forward” Small Business Workshop Series is for you!

Sponsored by CCC’s Business and Computer Information Systems (CIS) department and the Business department’s Enactus club (formerly the Students in Free Enterprise), the one-day workshop is scheduled for Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m to 2 p.m. It’s free and open to anyone eager to learn more about owning a successful small business.

“Due to the shifts in the job market, we have a lot of individuals that have been displaced and are now interested in starting their own business,” said CCC’s Business Chair and Instructor Deborah Carter. “Although we also offer a degree in entrepreneurship, there are some individuals who can’t attend, so this is our way of giving back to the community by offering them tools on how to start and maintain their business.”

The workshop will cover a variety of topics such as: Preparing a Business Plan, Planning and Building a Website, and Using Social Media for Marketing.

In addition, one Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credit will be available for those who request it, and those who complete the training will receive a certificate of completion.

“Most of the time when you’re trying to get any type of financing for your business they want to know what type of training have you received,” said Carter. “We’re also always available for one-on-one training and to answer questions about anything that has to do with entrepreneurship.”

Seats are limited to 30 individuals and will be filled on a first come, first served basis. Interested participants must RSVP by Thursday, April 24, by contacting Angela Collins at (662) 621-4685 or by e-mail at acollins@coahomacc.edu.