Learn Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies at IEDC’s Upcoming Training Course

Learn Entrepreneurial & Small Business Development Strategies at IEDC’s Upcoming Training Course

International Economic Development Council

Date: May 31 – June 1
Location: Raleigh, NC


Entrepreneurs and small businesses stimulate job creation, develop crucial innovations in both products and services and promote the diversification of the economic base. As large businesses downsize, communities must encourage new business startups and design viable support systems for smaller businesses. In this course, you will learn the financial and managerial tools economic developers use to create a climate that encourages entrepreneurial and small business development. Also, practitioners will examine the barriers they face and how communities can leverage their economic development resources to help entrepreneurs and small business network and grow.

• Characteristics of entrepreneurs and small business owners
• Identifying and addressing the needs of entrepreneurs
• Providing technical assistance to small business owners
• Development and management of business incubators
• Urban- and rural-focused entrepreneurial and small business development
• Micro-lending programs, SBA programs, venture capital and developing the right financing tools to encourage entrepreneurship and small business growth

View the training course webpage: http://www.iedconline.org/?p=Training_ESBDS_NC

Register today: http://www.iedconline.org/?p=Training_ESBDS_NC#registration

Kevin D. Johnson, CEcD
Vice-President of Business Development
Research Triangle Foundation

Sergio Bento
Center for Innovation – Arlington, TX


IEDC is partnering with The Research Triangle Park in Raleigh, NC and the International Association of Science Parks (IASP), based in Malaga, Spain, to present the 2009 IEDC Technology-Led Economic Development Conference and IASP World Conference on Science and Technology Parks.

Held in the United States for the first time, the conference focuses on how regions and communities can create systems of innovation that drive economic growth. Three full days of discussions will focus on the latest trends in technology-led economic development and will emphasize how to strengthen and leverage the assets of science and technology parks, universities, and entrepreneurs.

PLEASE NOTE: Online pre-registration is now closed. Delegates wishing to register for the IASP 2009 World Conference should download a hard copy registration (see below), complete it and fax it to (919) 549-8246. We will receive registrations forms by fax through 12 midnight (Eastern Standard Time), Thursday, May 28, 2009.

Faxed registrations forms will be processed onsite and will be ready for your arrival; however, we will be unable to send a confirmation of receipt in advance. After Friday, May 28th, please register on-site at the conference. Payment for on-site registration must be made either by credit card or US Currency. If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact [email protected].

Posted May 20, 2009

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