Are you thinking of starting a business? Are you making and selling products from your home or small business but need an injection of capital to take you to the next level?

The North End Community Improvement Collaborative, Inc. (NECIC), as part of its microbusiness development program to support entrepreneurs and small business owners, is recruiting participants for its next round of business plan writing classes.

Completing the 8-session course will make participants eligible to apply for microloans, which start at $500. The goal is to assist potential minority and low-income small business owners explore the concepts of entrepreneurship and determine if it is a pathway out of poverty for them. If you want to start a business or are already using your skills for a small business endeavor, then this class is perfect for you.

In the classes offered, business owners and entrepreneurs will learn to write a business plan as well as identify customers, make a financial plan, and much more.

The classes will be taught by Jim Stoner, Certified Business Advisor and will be every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30-7:30 PM at NECIC, 134 N Main St, Mansfield OH 44902. Classes will run from May 28 till June 20.

The course will be repeated throughout the year, so participants can sign up to attend in other months if they cannot attend this session. The fee for the class is $50.

Interested parties should complete the registration form at or contact Edward Akinyemi at 419-522-1611 (extension 127) or [email protected].

Source: NECIC

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