Ohio University Center for Entrepreneurship is offering a free Entrepreneurship Bootcamp that would be perfect for newer farmers and helpful to anyone who caters to end consumers and has been in business for five years or less.

Six Saturday morning sessions start on June 8, 2024 and will be held at Marietta College from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The bootcamp will be taught by Ohio University and Marietta College entrepreneurship directors. There will be multiple entrepreneurs and subject matter experts as speakers.

Topics covered in the Community Bootcamp address all facets of a successful venture, ranging from developing a viable business concept to understanding your market, designing your profit model, setting up operations properly, marketing your venture, and understanding basic numbers.

Participants who complete the course can receive a $2000 grant by completing recommended action steps. They will also receive mentoring support and access to numerous resources for 12 months. Funding opportunities will also be available.

Registration deadline is May 17. Visit the program website for more information and to apply.

The Summer 2024 Program is presented by the Appalachian Ohio Manufacturers’ Coalition, the Marietta College Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development, and Ohio University.


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