Welcome to the Center for Entrepreneurship

The Center for Entrepreneurship trains, mentors and supports business owners and entrepreneurs in the St. Joseph area and beyond. Whether your business is new, new to the area, or simply trying something new, we can help.

Community to Classroom Program

The Center for Entrepreneurship has helped connect businesses with students who need hands-on experience. Students work in teams to help businesses develop websites, marketing plans, social media strategies or market research. Student teams held initial meetings with their clients, researched needs and developed the necessary plans and content. Then, they presented their recommendations to the business owners.

“I enjoyed working with the students, my group was very invested in how to improve my business marketing. They gave me valuable insight on the best times to post to certain platforms and how frequently to push content out to your followers. They encouraged me to venture into the TikTok platform, which has already increased business. I would definitely recommend it to other small business owners.” –  Trevor Moss, Walkoff Wood Bat Co.

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Support Services

To date, the Center for Entrepreneurship has provided free consulting services to more than 700 new and existing entrepreneurs.

All services are free and confidential.

The Center for Entrepreneurship offers support for new business owners

New Entrepreneurs

If you have always wanted to start a business, but don’t know where to begin, we can help you make your dream a reality.

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The Center for Entrepreneurship offers services for existing business owners

Existing Entrepreneurs

In addition to helping build new businesses, we offer free services to help existing business as well.

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The Center for Entrepreneurship offers business succession planning

Buying and Selling Businesses

We offer free assistance to owners in the process of putting their small business up for sale, and helping buyers find one!

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Cup of Joe

Cup of Joe is a simple way to engage entrepreneurs in our community.

Every Wednesday morning, two entrepreneurs share their story with a diverse audience of mentors, advisors, and fellow business owners.

Entrepreneurs gain insightful feedback while connecting with a supportive community that cares about their progress.

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