Venture Works offers business planning workshops

FOR RELEASE
2008-02-07
Huntington, Ind.—Venture Works, a resource center for entrepreneurs, will host a series of business planning workshops at Huntington University. These free sessions will be open to the public and are recommended for all participants in the inaugural Huntington County Business Concept Challenge for high school and college students and for all participants in the second annual Huntington County Business Plan Competition.

Each workshop session will be held twice to allow for conflicts in schedules. Workshops will be held at Huntington University, Loew Building, lower level, room 065. Workshops will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for participants in the business concept challenge and 6 to 7:30 p.m. for participants in the business plan competition. The workshop schedule is as follows:

Date: Monday, Feb. 18, or Tuesday, Feb. 26

Title: Boot Camp I: Business Concept Basics & Creating a Winning Plan



Date: Wednesday, Feb. 20, or Monday, March 3

Title: Boot Camp II: Marketing Elements of a Sound Business Plan



Date: Monday, Feb. 25, or Tuesday, March 4

Title: Sleuthing the Internet (Research) & Capital Sourcing Options



Date: Tuesday, March 25 (OPTIONAL)

Title: Critiquing the Plan: Presentation Practice and Facilitator Feedback

The registration deadline for the Huntington County Business Concept Challenge is Monday, March 31, 2008. Participants must complete an application, include a $10 non-refundable application fee and provide a three- to five-page executive summary of their business concept.

The registration deadline for the Huntington County Business Plan Competition is Monday, April 7, 2008. Participants must complete an application, include a $10 non-refundable application fee and provide a three- to five-page executive summary of their business concept.

To RSVP for the workshops and for answers to questions about the Huntington County Business Concept Challenge, contact Joanne Green at (260) 359.4310 or jgreen@huntington.edu.

Applications for the competition may be obtained either online at www.hcuedventureworks.com, via email from Joanne Green, jgreen@huntington.edu, or picked up at the following locations:

Enterprise Resource Center

Huntington University

Loew-Brenn, Suite 067

2303 College Ave.

Huntington, IN 46750



Huntington County United Economic Development Corporation

8 W. Market St.

Huntington, IN 46750



Huntington County Chamber of Commerce

305 Warren St.

Huntington, IN 46750

Venture Works is a resource center for entrepreneurs established by Huntington County United Economic Development, in partnership with Huntington University, Northeast Indiana Innovation Center, Huntington County Commissioners, and Huntington County Chamber of Commerce.

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Huntington University is a comprehensive Christian college of the liberal arts offering graduate and undergraduate programs in more than 70 academic concentrations. U.S.News & World Report ranks Huntington among the best colleges in the Midwest. Founded in 1897 by the Church of the United Brethren in Christ, Huntington University is located on a contemporary, lakeside campus in northeast Indiana. The University is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).  
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Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
260.359.4129
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director
260.359.4284