CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 20, 2000
Self-employment training offered to Council Bluffs
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Persons with disabilities in the
Council Bluffs area who are thinking of starting a business will receive specialized
self-employment training at Exploring Entrepreneurship, a jointly sponsored
state and University of Iowa program to be offered in that area April 24 and
again May 1.
Exploring Entrepreneurship will be held at Best Western
Crossroads of the Bluffs, 24th Street and I-80, Monday, April 24. The second
part of the half-day training will be Monday, May 1. Each training session
will be held from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Registration is required, and participants will be
notified upon registration to which classroom to report.
Cristina Mathis, program manager of Business Assistance
Services for Entrepreneurs, the joint service which makes the program possible,
says participants will learn about the myths and realities of business ownership,
evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of business ownership, determine business
feasibility; and share information about available resources.
Special accommodations, such as sign language interpreters
and materials in alternate formats, will be provided upon timely request.
Participation in the program costs $25 and is limited
to the first 25 persons to register. Scholarships that cover the two-day seminar,
textbooks and other materials are available to persons who qualify. The seminar
is a service of the Iowa Department of Economic Development and the UI's Law,
Health Policy & Disability Center.
To register, call Cristina Mathis, Business Assistance
Services for Entrepreneurs toll-free at 1-877-684-8983 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org