If you’re a person thinking about starting a business or an existing business owner considering expansion, there are classes and seminars in Jasper County for you to take advantage of.   Descriptions of these classes are below.  Click here to view a calendar that provides dates, location, cost, and a brief overview of the services and classes being offered.

  • Fast Trac Growth and New Venture Classes – Fast Trac is a practical, hands-on business development program designed to help hone the skills needed to create, manage and grow a successful business.
  • Small Business Workshops – SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives) offers free workshops for small business owners and entrepreneurs. A variety of business topics are discussed by a series of guest speakers that include business plans, accounting, marketing, banking, legal, insurance and taxes.
  • Pre-Business 1:1 Counseling (SCORE) – 1:1 pre-business counseling is directed toward individuals interested in starting a business as the counselor will cover business plans, cash flow projections and other information necessary when starting a small business.
  • 1:1 Business Counseling (SBDC) – Professional business counselors will be available, by appointment, to meet with aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners that are seeking extended business counseling. Great professional services available at no charge.
  • USDA Program Presentation – Free, informal presentation from our area USDA representative that provides information about programs, including grants, guaranteed loans, and combination grant/guaranteed loans to help small businesses.