Interested in starting your own business, but you're not sure how to go about creating your dream business? We're here to help! Marion's Community and Economic Development Department offers a five -week class designed for new business owners and entrepreneurs who are looking to start their own business and have a basic understanding of developing a business plan, or have previously completed one of our “Boot Camps” and are still interested in starting a business. The intense pace of this class takes four(4) weeks to explore in-depth four of the major concepts of small business success presented by local experts in each of the three topics. On the final night of class, individuals who are interested in the grant opportunities will present their plans to be eligible for up to $5,000 in grant monies to assist with starting your own business! The class is open to everyone; however, due to grant restrictions, only eligible businesses/entrepreneurs that wish to locate in a targeted area are eligible for the grant.
The 12th round of "Pop Up Marion" Boot Camp classes kicks off on Tuesday, October 4th, 6:00pm - 8:00pm at the newly renovated Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts, located at 203 North Church Street in downtown Marion!
Cost for the class is FREE, but pre-registration is STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to reserve a seat. You may pre-register by calling the Town of Marion at (276)378-5026 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org