Southeast Kentucky Economic Development Corp. (SKED) is offering a nationally recognized entrepreneurial and small business-training program to help give small-business owners and entrepreneurs the tools they need to build and grow their companies.
“Entrepreneurial SMARTS: Simple Methods And Realitybased Training for Success” sessions are being scheduled in 10 Kentucky communities over the next year. The seminars will be led by Pat Bradley, SKED small-business training specialist, and Tamara Clontz, an independent consultant and member of B2B CFO Partners LLC, who have been trained in presenting the Core Four Business Planning Course and will also convey the first-hand knowledge they have gained from years of extensive experience in small-business management.
Entrepreneurs and small-business owners attending the sessions will be instructed in basic knowledge about starting, financing and operating a business and planning for success. Class participants will also be given the tools needed to determine if business ownership is for them.
SKED Executive Director Greg Jones says this new entrepreneurial training program is a natural progression for SKED and its mission of job creation and building a better economic future for the residents of Southeast Kentucky.
Thanks to a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission and financial support from SKED, the training sessions are being offered for $25 per person. Information on the scheduled class sites, dates and registration is available at southeastkentucky.com or by calling (606) 677-6102.