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VGCC to offer online Entrepreneurship program

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Vance-Granville Community College will soon offer a ten-week, online program for area residents who want to turn an idea into a business.

The “Kauffman FastTrac” entrepreneurship program will be held virtually, via Zoom, on Tuesdays, June 29 through Aug. 31, from 6 until 9 p.m. FastTrac is a trademarked program of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, which developed it as a step-by-step guide for startup businesses.

The VGCC Small Business Center, in collaboration with the college’s Occupational Extension department, is offering this immersive course to provide information, tips, exercises and tools to help budding entrepreneurs think about their business ideas. Participants will use the framework provided by the program to find out how to launch a viable business.

Students will learn how to align their business concepts with market opportunities, set realistic financial goals, find a target market, identify potential funding sources and define their brand, among other topics.

The facilitator for this live, interactive class will be Leslie Scott of Entrepreneurial Places LLC, an experienced trainer on the subject of community-based entrepreneurship.

The cost of the program is $180. For eligible students, tuition scholarships are available.

For more information, contact VGCC Director of Small Business Center Sheri Jones at joness@vgcc.edu

VGCC Director of Occupational Extension Kyle Burwell at burwellk@vgcc.edu or visit www.vgcc.edu/oex . for scholarship information