• UWA encourages entrepreneurship with April event

    Posted: March 16, 2011

    Author: Meaghan Gordon

    LIVINGSTON, Ala.—Prospective Black Belt entrepreneurs will have a one-stop information shop at a Small Business Resource event set for Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. until noon at Rooster Hall in Demopolis.

    “This event is an opportunity for Black Belt residents to learn the nuts-and-bolts of starting a small business. We are bringing together lenders, successful entrepreneurs and key government agency contacts to provide information and encourage entrepreneurship,” said Billy McFarland, UWA Center for Business and Economic Services director.

    Those interested in starting a small business will hear presentations from McFarland, Demopolis Mayor Mike Grayson, the Small Business Administration and successful area entrepreneurs. Marengo County Extension Coordinator Kathryn Friday will emcee.

    In addition, prospective business owners can meet with area banks at the event to discuss financing options.

    The workshop is sponsored by UWA’s Center for Business and Economic Services, Small Business Development Center, Suttles Entrepreneurship Institute, and Demopolis Higher Education Center, in partnership with the Marengo County Extension Office and Marengo County Economic Development Authority.

    The event is free and includes a continental breakfast. For more information, please contact Dianne Lehning at the Demopolis Higher Education Center at 334-287-0174.
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