EASTERN SHORE – Entrepreneurs and prospective small business owners are invited to attend The Entrepreneurship Option, a free interactive workshop to be held on Thursday, October 27 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Eastern Shore Community College in Melfa. Admission to the program is free but registration is required.
This unique training opportunity will help you identify what it takes and what it means to be a true entrepreneur instead of an employee. “This workshop will benefit anyone considering the launch of a business, especially those that are very early in the planning process.” says Curt Smith, Director of Planning for the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission, who is an event co-sponsor.
Participants will be walked through a variety of lessons that will provide insight into fundamental factors that result in startup success, powerful habits used by many good managers, and “MOXIE” and why it matters.
Several organizations are partnering to offer this event as part of a series of workshops supporting entrepreneurial efforts throughout the Eastern Shore, including the Accomack-Northampton Planning District Commission, the Stronger Economies Together (SET) Entrepreneurship and Foundational Infrastructure team, Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development, and USDA Rural Development.
The training is funded by the SET initiative. Launched in 2010 by USDA Rural Development, the nation’s four regional rural development centers, the Purdue Center for Regional Development, and its land-grant university partners; SET is now in place in more than 70 regions in 31 states. SET is intended to help strengthen the capacity of communities and counties in rural America to work together to develop and implement an economic development blueprint for multicounty regions, strategically building on the current and/or emerging comparative economic advantages of that region.
Register online by October 24 at www.vtknowledgeworks.com/acceleration_services/foundersretreat or contact email@example.com or 540-443-9100, ext. 3 for more information. Space is limited, so register early to reserve your spot!