University to offer small business training


A special group of entrepreneurs pursuing dreams for small business ownership will study business fundamentals and gain practical, hands-on experience in a free program offered by Grambling State University.

The College of Business and the Office of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning have teamed up to provide a six-week course, Operation JumpStart: First Step, a nationally-recognized, successful training model for people considering starting or expanding a small business.  The curriculum teaches participants essential small business planning and preparation skills.  

The class began on Tuesday at the H. Simmons Sr. Small Business Learning Center (SBLC) in Jonesboro and will continue through Monday, Sept. 27.  The course meets for six consecutive weeks every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.  A $10 registration fee will be assessed for the course, including course materials.  Due to space constraints, the course will be limited to the first 20 applicants.    

Supporting partners include the Greater Northern Louisiana Community Development Cooperation (GNLCDC) and the Greater Grambling Chamber of Commerce (GCCC) as well as others.  The small business training course is open to the public.