PJC Small Business Development Center
Offers Courses in February
The Small Business Development Center at Paris Junior College will offer workshops as well as free counseling for current and prospective small business owners in the Paris area during the month of February, according to Director Bradley Gottshalk.
The workshops will be held at the Bobby Walters Workforce Training Center on Clarksville Street, west entrance. To register, contact the Continuing Education Department at 903-782-0447 or the Paris Small Business Development Center at 903-782-0224.
QuickBooks Level 1 - The Basics will meet from 1-5 p.m., each Wednesday, Feb. 1-15. Participants will learn how to track inventory and handle payroll requirements; deal with physical inventory; deal with errors and refunds; work with balance sheet accounts; using classes; NSF checks; and customizing QuickBooks.
Create Your Own Job - Start Your Own Business will be offered from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, February 3. This free workshop will include information needed to start a small business. Topics will include legal requirements, the different forms of business organization and their advantages and disadvantages, conducting a feasibility study, writing a business plan, getting a sales tax permit, types of financing available for a start-up business, and what lenders want to know, as well as information on SBA guaranteed loan programs. This information is also available on DVD and online.
Free, confidential counseling to start or expand a small business is offered every Monday and Tuesday at the PJC Small Business Development Center, 1405 S. Collegiate. Call 903-782-0224 to make an appointment for free counseling.
Free training for small businesses is now being offered through two grant programs from Texas Workforce Commission.
Through the Skills for Small Business Grant, owners and their employees can apply for free tuition to take any Paris Junior College course, credit or non-credit (limited to $1,450 for new employees and $725 for existing employees).
Through the Entrepreneurial Training Grant, business owners or persons interested in starting a new business, can apply for free training (limit of $500 per person). Call the Paris Small Business Development Center at 903-782-0224 for details on how to take advantage of these limited-time training grant programs awarded by the Texas Workforce Commission.
The Small Business Development Center is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Texas, and Paris Junior College.