Calling All Entrepreneurs

  • Local Organizations Partnering to Host Entrepreneurship Event at Quincy Mall

    Event will be held Saturday, August 10th at 9:30am in the Community Room

    Several Quincy area organizations are coming together to host an informational event for current and aspiring entrepreneurs on Saturday, August 10th. The meeting will take place in the Quincy Mall Community Room beginning at 9:30am. The event is free and open to the public.

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    “We wanted to provide a one-stop learning experience for entrepreneurs at any stage of the process,” said Kimm Minnick, property manager for the Quincy Mall. “We are working with our partners to create a dynamic agenda that includes presentations and time for specific questions.”

    The day will begin with a Small Business Development Center presentation outlining the steps to starting a business – including the importance of a business plan and cash management. Lunch will be provided at noon and participants will have an opportunity to network and ask questions. Stations will be set-up during lunch for specific discussions in the areas of financing a small business, marketing and sales, legal and tax issues, and human resources.

    According to Charles Bell, director of the Quincy Entrepreneurship Center, planning the event has been a group effort.

    “We wanted to get a number of organizations involved so current and prospective small business owners would have access to a wide network of local resources in one place,” Bell said.

    The event is being coordinated by GREDF in collaboration with the Small Business Development Center, Quincy Mall, Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce, John Wood Community College, Quincy University, Historic Quincy Business District and Quincy Business and Technology Center.

    In addition to the presentations and small group discussions, packets of information will be available outlining where to go for further assistance, local opportunities for training, and schedules of upcoming entrepreneurship events.

    There is no cost to attend, and no RSVP is required. Questions may be directed to Megan Backs at GREDF 217.223.4313 or meganb@gredf.org or any of the participating organizations.

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