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Jump start for small businesses offered at Entrepreneur Boot Camp

The Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and the ATC Small Business Center will be offering a business startup class, called Entrepreneur Boot Camp.

The class will be held September 15-16 at the Alexandria Technical College from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.

Local professionals will present and address questions on a number of topics, including Business Structure, Start-up Issues, Business Start-up Financing, Accounting 101, Human Resources for the Small Business, Sales and Marketing Basics, Web needs for the Small Business, Insurance for the Small Business, and others.

Each of these topics has been specifically cited as areas of concern by small business owners in our area.

In addition to these and other topics, "Lunch Talk" sessions will be presented on Entrepreneurial Struggles and Successes.

This two-day entrepreneurial training session costs $30 per attendee, and includes lunches, snacks and all materials for both days. For additional information or to register for the September 15-16 Entrepreneur Boot Camp, contact Brad Barth at the Small Business Center of the Alexandria Technical College at (320) 762-4499 or Patrick Kalina at the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission at (320) 763-4545.

Who should attend? Entrepreneurs who are at any stage of the business startup process, small business owners, and anyone interested in learning more about what it takes to start a small business.

The Entrepreneur Boot Camp program is offered semiannually through the combined efforts of the Alexandria Area Economic Development Commission and the Alexandria Technical College Small Business Center. Special thanks to the sponsors of the September Entrepreneur Boot Camp: Bremer Bank, First State Bank of Alexandria and Glenwood State Bank.