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Openings remain for Entrepreneur Academy in Natchez

header_LFor anyone who has the dream of opening their own business, or wants to improve their current small business, a few openings are still available for the upcoming Entrepreneur Academy in Natchez.

The Entrepreneur Academy is a combined effort among Alcorn State University, Natchez, Inc., and the Mississippi Development Authority. The three-month program begins April 5 at the Alcorn Technology Center, 300 Franklin St. in Natchez. There is no charge to attend, and there are no age restrictions on attendees.

“We have 24 participants now, and we can take up to 30,” said Ruth R. Nichols, assistant vice president for educational and community partnerships at Alcorn State.

Email info@natchezinc.com or call 601-445-0288 for more information. You may also contact Chris Hinton of Natchez, Inc., at chinton@natchezinc.com or Dr. Ruth Nichols of Alcorn State University at rnichols@alcorn.edu.

Participants with creative business ideas will attend the first sessions on the afternoon of April 5 and the morning of April 6. The next session for the same participants is August 2-3. During the time in-between, students will work on their business plans and preparations for their business. While in training, they will learn about the best practices for starting and growing a business, and they will have access to resources and experts at the MDA and Natchez, Inc.

“This program is the result of a dynamic partnership that Natchez, Inc. and Alcorn State University share with Mississippi Development Authority,” said Nichols. “It has turned into a very exciting endeavor that we feel will strongly impact the economic future of Southwest Mississippi.”


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