JCJC’s “Operation JumpStart” expands to Bay Springs & Waynesboro

Written By: Teresa McCreery
Email Address: teresa.mccreery@jcjc.edu
Date Submitted: 2015-04-10 19:59:34

ELLISVILLE - Entrepreneurs in the Pine Belt will now have more opportunities to realize their dreams of small business ownership with the help of Jones County Junior College’s, “Operation JumpStart.” The six-week course is a nationally-recognized, highly successful training model delivered to individuals who want to start or expand a small business is now offered in Bay Springs and in Waynesboro. The Operation JumpStart: First Step curriculum teaches participants essential small business planning and preparation skills with practical hands-on training from experts in the field.

“By offering hands-on training and business advice from our business sponsors and business leaders, participants can be more successful. They get to see how the process works instead of us telling them what they need to do to start a business.” said Crystal Nail, JCJC Entrepreneur Center Director. 
The training program will be held on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. for six weeks beginning on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Classes will meet in two locations: Bay Springs at the Omni Bank, at 6 N 3rd St # A,and in Waynesboro, at JCJC’s Wayne County Center located at 103 Collins Street in Waynesboro.
“We're excited to see the Operation JumpStart program has been well received in the Pine Belt. The entrepreneurial spirit can bring jobs and new industries to the region. In some cases the new businesses that are generated from this program fill the unmet needs of a community.”

The Operation JumpStart tuition is $250 with the help of participating sponsors like Omni Bank in Bay Springs and First State Bank in Waynesboro. Applications can be picked up at First State Bank, Omni Bank and the JCJC-Wayne County Learning Center in Waynesboro or at the JCJC Advanced Technology Center in Ellisville or by email.

Interested participants need to register by May 1, to be considered for the Operation JumpStart program.  For more information or to apply for this new business coaching and training program, contact: Crystal Nail at 601-477-4235 or email:
crystal.nail@jcjc.edu or Shannon Wilks at 601-477-4114 or email: Shannon.wilks@jcjc.edu.


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