Small business classes in St. Paul’s Dayton’s Bluff

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The Dayton’s Bluff Neighborhood Microentrepreneur Program is taking applications for the spring 2012 class, which will start in May.

The program helps start-up and young businesses; all East Side entrepreneurs are welcome. The Dayton’s Bluff Community Council and the Neighborhood Development Center have been two such hosting microentrepreneur classes each year since 1993.

Classroom training lasts ten weeks and includes topics such as operations management, marketing, financial management, how to create a successful business and how to prepare a business plan. In addition, each student will have eight hours of one-on-one time with the instructor to work on individual business concepts. Those who successfully complete the course and locate their businesses in target neighborhoods are eligible for ongoing business support services.

The registration fee is based on a sliding scale. Class size is limited, so don’t wait to apply. For an application, email karin@daytonsbluff.org or call her at 651-772-2075.