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01-25-2011

Free Small Business Training from Clarkson University Center for Entrepreneurship


The Center for Entrepreneurship at Clarkson University will again offer its free My Small Business 101 course beginning in February.

Since 2004, more than 450 area business owners have completed the course, experiencing both revenue and profit growth. A recent study showed an 85 percent survival rate for course alumni, which is considerably higher than the 51 percent national average.

The course is delivered in four weekly two-hour sessions and is open to existing businesses as well as startups.

Each week, Marc S. Compeau, director of the Center for Entrepreneurship, focuses on a different topic, including thinking strategically, resource management, marketing management and financial management.

My Small Business 101 will be held on Sunday, February 13, 20, 27, and March 6 from 2-4 p.m. in Bertrand H. Snell Hall on Clarkson University’s hill campus.

The center also offers additional training, student interns, and one-on-one assistance to alumni of the course.

Those interested in attending should contact Erin Draper by Monday, February 7, at 315-268-3995 or edraper@clarkson.edu . Space is limited and registration will be offered on a first-come first-served basis.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in six alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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