Tusculum College's Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship (CEDE) is accepting applications for its "Help Me, Help You" small-business program to be offered this fall.
All the CEDE events and programs are offered free of charge to participants.
The "Help Me Help You" certificate program (HMHU) is supported by the Greene County Partnership and will be open to 15 participants.
The free program, designed to support small businesses, will consist of 10 sessions between Sept. 12 and Dec. 5 at the college's main campus in Greeneville.
Fall semester spots are limited, and anyone wishing to sign up is encouraged to do so as soon as possible, a news release from Tusculum College said.
The deadline is Sept. 6.
HOW HMHU WORKS
Interested business-owners will be asked to provide their name, contact information, business name, and a brief summary about themselves, their business and their product or service.
Through the 10-week program, sessions will focus on market definition, cost administration, pricing, marketing and sales strategies, body language in business, financing, legal issues, networking, and business presentations.
Community partners have picked up expenses of the program in order to allow it to become established.
Each business person will become connected to a network of thousands of small businesses from all over the world through HMHU's global network.
GOALS OF PROGRAM
HMHU was created by students who wanted to be a part of the change they wished to see in the world, the news release states.
Those young people who are a part of the HMHU course wish to aid small-business-owners in any way they can, the release continues.
HMHU, operated by Tusculum College's Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship, is committed to helping participants increase profits, create a business plan, expand their network, and improve practical and interpersonal skills through a variety of globally-tested activities.
The Center for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship will host an opening ceremony on Tusculum's main campus on Aug. 29 at 7 p.m. to discuss the 2013-2014 goals and meet the individuals that comprise the CEDE.
Registration for this event is required.
Registration and information is available by calling 865-322-0583 or by e-mailing (firstname.lastname@example.org)