CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: April 27, 2001
Self-employment training offered to Iowa entrepreneurs with disabilities
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Iowans with disabilities who are interested in starting
a small business in Iowa can now register to attend a two-day Exploring Entrepreneurship
self-employment seminar in Council Bluffs Wednesdays, May 16 and 23. The seminar
will be three hours long on both dates at the Council Bluffs Community Hall,
209 Main Street.
Kimberley Ray, administrator for Business Assistance Services for Entrepreneurs
(BASE), says the seminar is designed to help participants explore entrepreneurship.
BASE provides answers to individual questions about starting a business in
Iowa and provides resources about business ownership. The seminar is made
possible through BASE, a jointly sponsored program of the University of Iowa's
Law, Health, Policy & Disability Center and the Iowa Department of Economic
Program participation cost is $25 and reservations are limited to 15 persons,
and a limited number of scholarships are available for those who qualify.
Special accommodations, such as sign language interpreters and materials in
alternate formats, will be provided upon timely request.
To register, call BASE at 1-866-684-8983 or (641) 932-3003 or via e-mail
For more information about BASE, visit http://www.baseiowa.org.