Fort Morgan, CO. 07/02/14. Do you own or are you looking to expand your business? Or, are you looking to start your own business? Morgan Community College is now accepting applications for its Small Business Entrepreneurs Program. MCC has partnered with the El Pomar Foundation for a third year to provide access to quality training in Northeastern Colorado, and will be selecting ten students based on applications and a letter of recommendation.
Students will enroll in a three credit class, Entrepreneurship Business Plan (ENP 209). The course will meet evenings and/or Saturdays and run from August through December. During that time students will be provided course materials for use, including a laptop and software to keep with successful completion of the program.
The software will enable participants to develop a business plan, project costs, and calculate their return on investment. These sections will be graded and are part of the student’s final presentation. Instruction also includes group meetings, field trips, seminars, technology usage, as well as one-on-one mentoring. Tuition and fees for the 3-credit course are grant funded thanks to the El Pomar Foundation.
A non-college panel of judges will select the top three best business plans at the end of the semester according to defined criteria. Prizes will be awarded as follows:
First Prize $10,000.00
Second Prize $ 8,000.00
Third Prize $ 7,000.00
All students will receive a Certificate of Merit for their work.
Applications are available online at www.MorganCC.edu/businessplan and must be submitted by July 31, 2014. Students will be notified by August 15 and classes will begin August 20. Along with the online application, a letter of recommendation from a business partner (non-family) must be sent to:
Morgan Community College
920 Barlow Road
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
An awards banquet will be held in December to announce the winners and award the money to the top 3 students.
For more information about the program, go to MorganCC.edu/businessplan or contact Jaylene Evens, MCC Division Chair for Business & Applied Technologies, at (970) 542-3168.