CONTACT: SCOTT HAUSER
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0007; fax (319) 384-0024
Eligible Iowa City residents invited to explore free business course
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowa City residents interested in exploring plans
to start their own businesses are invited to an informational meeting Thursday,
Jan. 29 to learn more about a nine-week course beginning in February at
the University of Iowa College of Business Administration.
The course, offered through the Small Business Development Center and
the John Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the UI, is free to residents
who meet certain income requirements.
Eligible residents will take a nine-week introductory course entitled,
"Self-Sufficiency through Self-Employment," on the basics of
developing plans to start a small business. Classes will be held Wednesdays,
beginning Feb. 11.
An informational meeting will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 in Room
313 of Phillips Hall. Information on business start-up courses also will
be available for those who do not qualify for the subsidized program.
The course is the second in a pilot project funded through a $20,000
grant from the city of Iowa City.
The curriculum is based on the "Premier Fast Trac" program,
a business development course designed to assist entrepreneurs in developing
and writing feasibility, operation, marketing and business plans. Weekly
sessions include lectures, workshops and guest speakers.
To be eligible for the free class, participants must live within the
city limits of Iowa City and meet other requirements based on their income.
For more information, or if you are unable to attend the Jan. 29 meeting
but would like to participate, contact the Small Business Development Center
at (319) 335-3742.