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Aug 08, 2021

Enroll Now: Professional Sales Certificate

By |2021-08-25T10:37:13-05:00August 25th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Do you or your employees need to enhance your sales strategy? This nine-week program is designed to help participants identify and maximize their sales styles and increase their knowledge. Sales professionals learn about the psychology of selling, effective communication skills, turning a lead into a qualified prospect, handling objections, service after the sale, personal branding [...]

Aug 08, 2021

Sisters of Solace

By |2021-08-24T15:34:26-05:00August 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Stacy Kerns founded Sisters of Solace to provide a place for women to heal from trauma and addiction. In addition to healing of body, mind and spirit, Sisters of Solace places a strong emphasis on creating opportunities for residents to lead a financially independent life.  “We created a community of hospitality and healing for women [...]

Aug 08, 2021

Entrepreneurship Week Wrap Up

By |2021-08-24T13:18:45-05:00August 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Center for Entrepreneurship’s fifth annual Entrepreneurship Week was a huge success, attracting more than 600 participants over five days. This year’s event featured several educational workshops and seminars on a variety of topics, including how-to sessions on creating a business plan, marketing plan, social media tools, Quickbooks and more. “I am very appreciative of [...]

Aug 08, 2021

Bluebird Custom Carpentry & Restoration

By |2021-08-24T13:06:06-05:00August 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

  Alec Jenning recently launched Bluebird Custom Carpentry & Restoration. His interest in the building trades began in vocational tech class in 1996, and even though he has pursued other paths since then, he kept returning to the building trades industry. Jenning is passionate about quality craftsmanship, eco-friendly construction methods and preserving history. “Ultimately I [...]

Aug 08, 2021

Upcoming Event: Southside Business Workshops in October

By |2021-08-24T12:49:42-05:00August 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

The Center for Entrepreneurship and the Southside St. Joseph Development are once again partnering to host a series of small business workshops throughout the month of October.  The series will include free workshops for small business owners and an open-space tour that showcases properties in St. Joseph’s Southside. The workshops will be offered every Wednesday [...]

Aug 08, 2021

Free Online Courses for Small Business Owners

By |2021-08-24T12:25:50-05:00August 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

  The Center for Entrepreneurship and Center for Workforce Development are offering free online, self-paced, certified courses to small business owners in the region through funding from an Economic Development Administration grant. Entrepreneurs will have the ability to learn the critical skills needed to manage their small business’s finances, human resources challenges, and marketing efforts. [...]

Aug 08, 2021

2021 Emerging and Entrepreneur of the Year Award Winners

By |2021-08-24T12:24:48-05:00August 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Also at the Capstone Luncheon, winners of the Emerging Entrepreneur and Entrepreneur of the Year were announced. The awards recognize two outstanding entrepreneurs that made an impact in the St. Joseph community. This year, Entrepreneur of the Year was awarded to Kendall Randolph, Sunshine Display.  “I just appreciate the award. I couldn’t have done it [...]

Aug 08, 2021

Joe Gray/ Steve Craig Interview

By |2021-08-24T15:57:31-05:00August 20th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Two of St. Joseph’s most prominent and successful entrepreneurs shared the stage at the capstone luncheon during Entrepreneurship Week. Craig School of Business benefactor Steve Craig interviewed guest speaker Joe Gray, founder of Gray Manufacturing, who shared stories of his early life and entrepreneurial journey with more than 280 luncheon attendees.  Both men have deep [...]

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