SKCTC provides free opportunities for business owners

Published 11:35 am Friday, July 26, 2019

On Tuesday, Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College will offer three free workshops on the Middlesboro and Harlan campuses for current and aspiring business owners.

From 11:30-1:00 p.m., participants will learn about business training, financing and community resources that support businesses during all stages of development. Lunch and a free book are included. This session, which will be held in Room #106 of the Educational Alliance Center, will be presented by Sustainable Business Ventures and Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation. Preregistration is available at https://july30middlesboro.eventbrite.com.

At the same time on the Southeast Harlan Campus, the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, in conjunction with seven local organizations, will provide a free workshop in Building 1, Room 127. Trainers will show participants how to develop a business plan, create a website, use social media and access capital. They will also offer technical assistance and provide a free lunch. Each organization will make a five-minute presentation discussing their services.

Participants are asked to pre-register at https://july30harlan.eventbrite.com.

From 5:30-7:00 p.m., participants will learn about Google My Business, a free tool that helps businesses connect with potential customers on Google Search and Maps. They will also learn how to create or claim a Business Profile on Google and create a free website using this information. This session, which will be held in Room #235 of the Troy Welch Science & Technology Building, will be presented by the Small Business Development Center and Grow with Google. For more information or to register, contact Gabrielle Wright at (606) 248-0563 or gwright0001@kctcs.edu.