PROJECT OPPORTUNITY DESIGNED TO HELP VETERANS START BUSINESSES
10-Week Training Program to be Offered for Eastern Shore Veterans
The Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation will offer the fourth year of Project Opportunity, a 10-week program that will offer training, outreach services, technical assistance and financing opportunities to veterans who are considering starting a business.
The first phase will be to conduct outreach and educational sessions in Salisbury and Easton. These two and a half (2 1/2) hour workshops “Exploring Entrepreneurship” will include a discussion of why the individuals want to start their own small businesses, characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, an overview of the 11 week training program, and an entrepreneurship self assessment
1) Session for Salisbury will be held on Wednesday August 14, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the Chamber Foundation Training Center 317 Lemmon Hill Lane
2) Session for Easton will be held on Wednesday August 21, 2013 from 5:30 to 8:00 PM at the DLLR Workforce Development Center at 301 Bay Street
The second phase will consist of a one hour telephonic assessment to determine eligibility for the 3rd phase – Project Opportunity Business Boot Camp
The third phase will be to conduct an entrepreneurship training program for veterans who were selected based on the assessment results. These classes will be held in two locations, five each at the DLLR Workforce Development Center at 301 Bay Street in Easton and the Chamber Foundation Training Center on 317 Lemmon Hill Lane in Salisbury. These classes will total thirty (30) hours of classroom instruction, 3 hours per week from 6:00 to 9:00 PM starting Wednesday September 11, 2013 and ending on Wednesday, November 12, 2013.
The training program will cover the following topics:
Week 1 – Assessing Your Business Idea and Business Planning
Week 2 – The Marketing Plan and Marketing Analysis
Week 3 – Product, Price, Placement, and Promotion
Week 4 – Where is the Cash and Managing Money
Week 5 – Financial Tips and Tools
Week 6 – Selling Success and Networking
Week 7 – Business Entities, Accounting Practices, and Government Oversight
Week 8 – Management
Week 9 – Web Sites and Social Media
Week 10 – Overview of Opportunities Available to Veteran Owned Businesses
Week 11 – Presentation of Business Concept and Graduation Ceremony
In order to attend you must pre register by contacting Joe Giordano, Executive Director for the Salisbury Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation at (410) 860-6664 or e-mail [email protected].
For more information about Project Opportunity, visit www.saccfoundation.org.