CHENANGO COUNTY – DCMO BOCES has announced the opening of its Entrepreneur Academy and the first Four-Weeks To Business workshop.
According to DCMO BOCES Public and School Liaison Martha Ryan, the Entrepreneur Academy’s program is designed to help individuals launch a small business using internet tools, and is part of BOCES Adult and Continuing Education program.
Ryan was the former Director of the Chenango County Entrepreneur Center, and will lead the program with dual roles as instructor and coach. She said the first workshop of the Entrepreneur Academy begins the last week of October. In-person classes at the Chenango Campus will be offered Mondays and Wednesdays, and at the Harrold Campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
She added that the workshop begins at 6 p.m. and will provide candidates with a bagged light dinner choice, materials, and access to the online education series. For more information visit the academy’s website at dcmoboces.com.
When asked about the program, District Superintendent Perry Dewey said, “We are so pleased to welcome creative and innovative people to explore their opportunities and would love to see them bloom and prosper in our region.”
“DCMO BOCES Graduates from the class of 2020 will have the opportunity to apply for funding to cover all workshop expenses,” said Dewey. “This initiative makes us proud and hopeful that this could be another innovative idea for our graduates to stay in our region with rewarding careers in entrepreneurship.”
The four week program will combine in-person classes at both the Chenango and Harrold Campus with online workshops and assignments.
However, according to Ryan, the secret for success will be the planning platform combined with the coaching and consulting support.
“Thanks to a gift from Growthwheel, an international business development and consulting platform, students will have access to comprehensive tools to plan and manage their business startup,” said Ryan.