August 20, 2012

Small Business Training Offered

Operation JumpStart:  First Step helps with practical, hands-on training

GRAMBLING, LA. - 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 will begin on August 21 at the H. Simmons, Sr. Small Business Learning Center (SBLC) in Jonesboro and continue through September 27.  The course meets for six consecutive weeks every Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  A $10.00 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. 

To register for the Jonesboro class, please visit the GNLCDC Office located at 160 Industrial Drive, Jonesboro; call 318-395-9355 or email  In the Grambling area, contact John Nwoha at 318-274-2463 or, or Wanda Jacobs at 318-274-3185. 

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.

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