Dove Creek is site for 12-week Entrepreneur training

The NxLevelT for Entrepreneurs Course is a 12-session intensive training program designed to encourage business expansion in a community. The program will be held beginning Tuesday, Feb. 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the County Commission Meeting Room at the Dolores County Extension Office, 409 N. Main in Dove Creek.

The course focuses on teaching the art of better business practices, while producing a comprehensive business plan. Sections of the business plan are then evaluated throughout the course. This coordinated process provides a method for alerting entrepreneurs to any weaknesses in their business plan development, and ultimately moves toward keeping and growing a successful venture.

Students who complete the training and create an acceptable business plan will have their plans entered in a business plan competition; attendance rules will be covered at the first class. Plans submitted will be judged, and cash prizes will be awarded for the top three.

Tuition is $280 for the 12-week course, or $50 per session. Scholarships are available. To register, download the two-page registration form from http://sbdcfortlewis.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/LeadingEdgeApplication-Durango.pdf. Then, email, fax, mail, or deliver to Small Business Development Center, 1000 Rim Drive, EBH 140, Durango, CO 81301. The fax number is 247-7205. For more information, contact Lynn Asano at 247-7009 or asano_l@fortlewis.edu. Learn more online at https://www.coloradosbdc.org/workshop.aspx?ekey=170320131.