The Carroll County Community Development Corporation is offering Starting and Growing Your Small Business classes for those considering opening their own business or current business owners that want to grow their current business.
The weekly two-hour classes will be held on Wednesday evenings for six weeks, starting at 6 PM on Wednesday, January 22 at the Carroll County Library, 136 Court Street Carrollton, KY.
The classes will cover the topics such as: writing a business plan, obtaining financing, marketing, accounting and tax issues, and business licensing.
Cost: $25.00 for the workbook and materials
To register for the class, please Contact Robert Yoder, Executive Director, Carroll County Community Development Corporation at 502-732-7035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training Course Outline
January 22, 2014
Are you ready to be an Entrepreneur?
Reading: Self-Employment From Dream to Reality Chapter 1: The World of Business
Self-Employment From Dream to Reality Chapter 2: Defining Your Dream
Preparing your Finances for opening a Business
Reading: Self-Employment From Dream to Reality Chapter 3: Financing Your Dream
January 29, 2014
Setting Goals for Business Success
Reading: Self-Employment From Dream to Reality Chapter 4: Setting Goals So You Take Action
Pricing Your Product/Service
Reading: Self-Employment From Dream to Reality Chapter 5: Pricing Your Products and Services
February 5, 2014
Evaluating your Market
Reading: Self-Employment From Dream to Reality Chapter 6: Reaching Your Customers
February 12, 2014
Managing Your Cash Flow
Reading: Self-Employment From Dream to Reality Chapter 7: Managing Your Cash Flow
Understanding Financial Statements
Reading: Self-Employment From Dream to Reality Chapter 10: Understanding Financial Statements
February 19, 2014
Business of Business
Reading: Self-Employment From Dream to Reality Chapter 8: The Business of Business
Managing Your Records
Reading: Self-Employment From Dream to Reality Chapter 9: Managing Your Records
February 26, 2014
All Businesses are e-businesses
Reading: Self-Employment From Dream to Reality Bonus Chapter: Is an E-business right for you?
In 1982, community and business leaders united to form the Carroll County Community Development Corporation (“CCCDC”), an innovative organization designed to promote community development and to improve the quality of life for all who live and work in Carroll County. Since then, the Carroll County Community Development Corporation has coordinated the development efforts of city and county governments, recruited new businesses and industries to Carroll County, assisted with the expansion of existing Carroll County industries, and worked to improve housing, education, and cultural opportunities.
With a consistent focus on commercial and industrial development projects and efforts to improve the quality of life for those who live and work in this county, the Carroll County Community Development Corporation continues to actively promote Carroll County and the many benefits it offers to prospective businesses and industries.
- Carroll County offers among the lowest cost electricity in the nation.
- Interstate 71 serves Carroll County.
- Retail sales in Carroll County have increased 126% since 1997.
- Carroll County is close to two International Airports with UPS and DHL Worldwide Express hubs.
- The Ohio River and Kentucky River provide water transportation access to Carroll County.
- Carroll County offers several barge facilities along the Ohio River.
- Carroll County contains a massive aquifer extending along the Ohio River from northern Carroll County to the Kentucky River. This unique resource provides mass quantities of fresh water at a near-constant temperature of 56°F.
- Ford has two manufacturing facilities in nearby Louisville, Kentucky. Toyota Manufacturing is only one hour away in Georgetown, Kentucky.
- Carroll County’s new regional wastewater treatment facility offers excess capacity of 3.3 million gallons per day.
- Carroll County is home to Jefferson Community and Technical College and a state-of-the-art vocational training program.
- General Butler State Resort Park (“Butler”) is located in the heart of Carroll County, less than two miles from Interstate 71. Butler offers 791 acres of park space, a 30-acre lake, boat dock, 9-hole golf course, swimming pool, playgrounds, tennis courts, organized recreational activities, fishing, camping, 56 lodge rooms, and hiking trails. Butler has an annual attendance in excess of 200,000 people, and the park includes a convention center with seating for 500—banquet style, or 800—theatre style.
- Fourteen miles north of Carrollton on Interstate 71, the Kentucky Speedway hosts seven to eight races each year including a new 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup series, in addition to a variety of other events and concerts. Each of the Kentucky Speedway events attracts more than 70,000 people to the area.
- Carroll County also offers a state-of-the-art, brand new public library facility with satellite communication capabilities.