DECATUR, Ga. — DeKalb County residents interested in starting their own business are invited to a free Entrepreneurial Symposium on Georgia State University’s Decatur Campus.
The symposium will be 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., June 15, in SC 2100 (Decatur gymnasium.)
Three separate workshops on how to apply effective business principles for the growth and fiscal health of a business will be offered:
- Evaluate Your Business — Helps business owners and those who want to open a business evaluate their business models.
- Concepts of Owning a Business — Presents eight steps to developing a business idea using a one-page template.
- Get Your Business Funded — Covers the basic concepts of getting a business funded by receiving a loan or equity investment.
Employers also will be on site to hire potential candidates.
The symposium is sponsored by Georgia State University’s Learning Income Family Transformation (GSU LIFT) program, the National Urban League of Atlanta and 100 Black Men of DeKalb.
GSU LIFT is a public-private partnership between Georgia State University and State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company focused on helping underserved students in South DeKalb County have a more productive future. Increasing connections in the community is one of the key goals of GSU LIFT, said Des Potier, GSU LIFT program director.
“We wanted to create an entrepreneur and small business professional business series to increase connections with business owners in the local community and expose our students to professional development, entrepreneurship and small business owners,” he said. “We also wanted to leverage our existing community partners — 100 Black Men of DeKalb and National Urban League of Atlanta — to help our economic empowerment and career opportunity initiatives that are part of GSU LIFT.”
Attendees, including businesses, may register here.