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Classes are forming for entrepreneurial training in Madison County

Madison County Economic Development Authority is partnering with Holmes Community College in Ridgeland to offer an entrepreneurial training program called Operation JumpStart. Operation JumpStart is a hands-on, 36 hour training program designed to help aspiring and existing entrepreneurs determine the feasibility of their business ideas while building essential business planning and preparation skills.  Skills learned include business concept development; market research and analysis; and pricing and financial projections.  All classes are led by certified facilitator, Rob Burnham with Venture Incubator.  Group business coaches and topic specific guest speakers enhance classes.

For more information about Operation JumpStart and how to start a business, join us for a short workshop on January 29th at 6:00 p.m. at the McGowan Workforce Training Center at Holmes Community College, Ridgeland Campus.  John Brandon with Mississippi Development Authority will present “How to Start Your Own Small Business.”

Operation JumpStart classes are forming now! Classes will be held on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:00- 9:00 p.m. at the McGowan Workforce Training Center at Holmes Community College, Ridgeland Campus beginning February 12 and going through March 21, 2013.  The cost for the workbook and class materials is $85.00.  To register, contact Slade Redwine at (662) 227-2349 or email sredwine@holmescc.edu.

— MBJ staff

Operation JumpStart was created in 2006 by the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.Operation JumpStart is a practical, hands-on, microenterprise development program designed to help entrepreneurs test the feasibility of their business ideas and plan to launch new ventures. At the conclusion of the training, participants present executive summaries of their feasibility plans.  For more information, contact Slade Redwine at (662) 227-2349 or email sredwine@holmescc.edu.

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Ross Reily is editor of the Mississippi Business Journal. He is a husband to an amazing wife, dad to 3 crazy kids and 2 dogs. He is also a fan of the Delta State Fighting Okra and the Boston Red Sox.

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