UWA to host small business series in Demopolis

Published 4:58 pm Thursday, December 6, 2012

The University of West Alabama’s Division of Outreach Services will host a series of evening classes for entrepreneurs Jan. 8 through Feb. 19 in Demopolis. The classes will offer the tools that aspiring entrepreneurs need to start, re-organize or grow a small business.

The classes are part of Operation Jump Start Business Planning, a program designed to teach participants to set goals, do market research, determine pricing, make the sale, understand and create cash flow projections and write a business plan.

Following the course, participants will have the opportunity to meet with and build working relationships with lenders about their business plans.

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Donald Mills is the primary instructor for the series of classes. Mills has more than 25 years of experience in starting and managing small businesses. Mills is director of the Small Business Development Center at UWA.

The six-week series begins on Tuesday, Jan. 8 and continues each Tuesday and Thursday night through Feb. 19. Classes meet from 6-8 p.m. at the Demopolis Higher Education Center.

The course is free and open to the public. People must register by Jan. 5 to participate in the program. For more information, contact Joy Wear at 205-652-3665 or jwear@uwa.edu.