Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Small business study courses

The Urban Districts Alliance has partnered with the city of Springfield to offer a series of small business education courses geared toward helping Center City businesses succeed.The Urban Districts Alliance will offer five free sessions based on topics important to the success of small businesses.The first session is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Ozark Technical Community College's main campus.

The topics covered in the first session will focus on Introduction to Business Plans.This course will be led by Isabel Eisenhauer, business consultant with the Missouri State Small Business & Technology Development CenterParticipants will be able to engage in a question and answer segment, offer feedback on future course offerings, and receive information on additional available resources. The sessions are free and available to all who are interested as a service provided by the Urban Districts Alliance.Advanced registration is requested to guarantee availability and space is still available for all sessions. Students can also get a lot of exposure while studying in such universities and different course Engineering,Internet MBA and International Economics.
These sessions are an important step in becoming eligible for the Business Incentive Loan Program and the new Home-based Business Incentive Loan Program offered by the Urban Districts Alliance and City of Springfield.The purpose of these sessions is to give small business owners the tools and knowledge necessary to succeed,said Donnie Rodgers, community development coordinator,The Urban Districts Alliance is committed to assisting small business owners to thrive within Center City.

Following sessions are planned as follows:

Tuesday Introduction to Business Plans with Isabel Eisenhauer of the Missouri State Small Business &Technology Development Center
Tuesday, May 17- Web Strategies for Small Businesses with Nick Altrup of 417 Marketing
Tuesday, May 24- Small Business Employment Resources with the Missouri Career Center
Tuesday, June 14- Financing Resources and Information
Tuesday, June 21- Small Business Roundtable Discussion with Center City Business Owners

Funding for these sessions has been provided by the city of Springfield through the Community Development Block Grant program of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.The Urban Districts Alliance is an umbrella organization designed to provide leadership, programs and services to its downtown Springfield, Walnut Street, and the Commercial Street historic business districts.

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