Northeast State’s Workforce Solutions will offer a workshop this fall designed to help entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. The seminars are offered through a grant from the National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship.
Based on the experience and insight of local successful entrepreneur, Mayor Dan Eldridge, the seminar will challenge participants to develop an action plan and take away the confidence to grow an existing company or launch a start-up.
The workshop will be held Sept. 18 from 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. at East Tennessee State University’s Innovation Laboratory, 2109 W. Market St. in Johnson City. Breakfast will be provided for participants.
Eldridge will talk from personal experience about how to best achieve business growth. Attendees will have the opportunity to develop their own plans with the speaker’s guidance and recommendations.
The fee for the event is $10 and the registration deadline is Sept. 10. To register, contact Diana Harrison at 423.354.5520 or dlharrison@NortheastState.edu.
Washington County Mayor Dan Eldridge is a graduate of East Tennessee State University where he majored in Construction Management. In 1987 he joined Summit Communications, Inc. in Jackson, Miss., as general manager and led the company in growing more than 300 percent in three years.
In 1990, Eldridge founded Com-Net Construction Services, Inc. The company became a nationwide provider of wireless communications infrastructure development and services before merging with SBA Telecommunications in 1999. The combined company, SBA Communications Corp., has since become an international provider of communications tower leasing and network services. From 2003 through 2008 Eldridge focused on residential and commercial real estate development. In 2010 he was elected Mayor of Washington County.
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The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) is an organization of educators, administrators, presidents and entrepreneurs, focused on inciting entrepreneurship in their community and on their campus. NACCE has two main goals: 1. Empower the college to approach the business of running a community college with an entrepreneurial mindset; and 2. Grow the community college’s role in supporting job creation and entrepreneurs in their local ecosystem.
Founded in 2002, NACCE is at the heart of the “entrepreneurship movement.” Through membership, an annual conference and exhibition, regional summits, a quarterly journal, monthly webinars, a dynamic list-serv, and training resources, NACCE serves as the hub for the dissemination and integration of knowledge and successful practices regarding entrepreneurial leadership, entrepreneurship education and student business incubation. These initiatives and resulting actions advance economic prosperity in the communities served by its member colleges. NACCE is a founding member of the White House-led Startup America Partnership. For more information, visit http://www.nacce.com.
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