Entrepreneurship & Small Business
Whether you already own a small business or you are thinking of starting one, Black River Technical College wants to support you by providing the education you need. In 2009, Black River established partnerships with various local organizations such as Main Street Paragould, alt.Consulting, ASBTDC, and the Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce to start an entrepreneurship and small business education program at Black River Techncal College in Paragould.
We offer several seminars each year covering topics such as accounting, cash flow, business plans, sales, marketing, social media, web development, and leadership. Please visit our community education seminars page to view our present schedule of upcoming courses. We also welcome you to let us know if you have an idea for a small business or entrepreneurship class by contacting Audra Howerton (see bottom of page for contact info).
Our newest entrepreneuship program is entitled Northeast Arkansas Operation JumpStart and we have partnered with the Paragould Regional Chamber of Commerce to provide this 6-week, evening program. It is tailored to those thinking of starting a business or those who have been in business only a short time and would like to fine tune their business plan and make sure everyting is on track for success. Several area businesses and organizations have donated funds to allow us to hold a business feasibility plan competition at the end of the course. Those who participate have the opportunity to win up to $1,800 in seed grant funding to start or improve a business.
Dates of course – September 24 – November 7
|Contact – Audra Howerton
870-239-0969 ext 5220