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Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corporation is bringing an entrepreneurial training course to Middlesboro in March and April.


The four-session 12-hour SMARTS Middlesboro course will be offered on March 19, March 26, April 2 and April 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Bell County Public Library in Middlesboro. The training will cost $25 per person.


Entrepreneurial SMARTS is a four-session, 12-hour course designed to provide entrepreneurs with the knowledge and resource materials they need to get a new small business off the ground. This training will provide owners of existing small businesses the skills needed to become more successful and grow their businesses.


Instruction includes how to create a business plan, basic knowledge about starting, financing and operating a business and planning for success.


Class participants are also given the tools needed to determine if business ownership is for them.


If these entrepreneurs go on to start their own business, this training will give them an advantage by providing them access to the skills needed to properly get their business off the ground and running smoothly.


Existing small business owners will get the support they need to advance the growth of their business and operate a solid, reliable investment. Upon successful completion of this training, participants receive a certificate recognizing their achievements and will be eligible to apply for business start-up or expansion funding from SKED’s loan funds.


For more specifics on the Middlesboro area training and to register, visit SKED’s website at www.southeastkentucky.com, then click on the training link.

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