Monday, January 31, 2011

Financing: WIP

Yesterday we mentioned community coalitions, and left the concept hanging. Here is what our community is doing to help entrepreneurs.

We are building an entrepreneurship education system for youth, to help them build local businesses, which is not a new idea. But our system will assist students with the whole process, from idea formation to funding.

Our town here is to small to handle this project, so we have joined with some really smart people in Carthage, and together we will roll this out to the whole county. We're creating a coalition of private and public organizations, focusing on the people within those organizations.

Included in the coalition are banks, grant experts, those familiar with USDA loan options, educators, education administrators, and successful entrepreneurs.

Note: this is still a work in progress. 

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