Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Government Funded Entrepreneurial University Helps Create Jobs for Business Starters

 The Government's Entrepreneurial University Helps Create Jobs for Business Starters

This is a great opportunity for business starters to get the training they need to start businesses that will be profitable in their field.

The Huffington Post reported:

Intersect Fund, a non-profit group that supports entrepreneurs, is leading the effort. Sponsored by the State of New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the fund will offer 60-hour training programs for those who are currently unemployed but wish to start their own business.

The program, called Entrepreneurial University or ETPU, which benefits those who have been collecting unemployment benefits for 26 weeks or are no longer eligible, is offered at several locations around the state, including some community colleges. Once the program is completed, the entrepreneurs can borrow up to $10,000 in order to start their business.

"The program's goal is to give participants the tools they need to start profitable businesses. That means knowing where to find one's customer, knowing how to manage the money and knowing how to plan for growth," said Joe Shure, associate director of the Intersect Fund.
If you live in the New Jersey area, you can benefit greatly from this program.  Along with the training, you will need to get your ideas and goals down on paper about what your business is all about and where you see it going years to come. You can benefit from getting a business plan completed by one of our IWRITE representatives who are have the expertise to help you produce a professional business plan.

Good News: Washington state has a Self-Employment Assistance Program or SEAP, through which those collecting unemployment benefits can receive self-employment training and business counseling. Colorado recently extended its job training program for another two years, which trains the unemployed to fill high-demand positions and to run their own business.

So please take advantage of any of these opportunities to become the success you want for your business venture.

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