The Venture Center at Fox Valley Technical College will hold its popular small business training series, E-seed Express, in Clintonville for the first time ever. In partnership with the Clintonville Chamber of Commerce, a kickoff event is scheduled for Saturday, September 28, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. at FVTC’s Clintonville Regional Center, 525 S. Main Street, as a precursor to the eight-week training opportunity.
Based on the success of E-seed in Waupaca in recent years, the Venture Center is extending its curriculum into the Clintonville region. “E-seed is a dynamic experience for aspiring entrepreneurs or established business owners looking to improve or grow their enterprises,” says Amy Pietsch, Venter Center director. “Rural start-ups and small business play an integral role in today’s global markets.”
Trainees will learn from the national train-the-trainer program how to develop a business plan while exploring concepts related to idea feasibility, industry and competitive analyses, financing, marketing, and more. In addition, they will gain insight and access to a relevant network of expert entrepreneurs and internationally-recognized leaders in entrepreneur education.
After the September 28 kickoff, the training session meets on Wednesdays beginning October 2 through November 20 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. The fee is $299 per person and includes course materials. Grant funding is available on behalf of Waupaca County to offset costs. To learn more or to register, call 920-831-4374 or visit www.fvtc.edu/venturecenter. Space is limited.