SCC celebrating National Entrepreneurship Week

Southeast Community College is celebrating National Entrepreneurship Week, Feb. 17-21, with one event open to the public.

The SCC Entrepreneurship Center Showcase will take place from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at the Center, 285 S. 68th St. Place, Lincoln. The event will provide opportunities for the public to discover multiple resource providers and programs designed to support business growth and economic development. Each of the SCC Start-up Community members in the building will present their services and products. Special recognition will be given to Start-up Community alumni, as well as the 40th anniversary of SCC.

"The Entrepreneurship Center at Southeast Community College is proud to be a part of Lincoln's vibrant start-up scene," said Steve Bors, director of the center. "We would like to invite anyone in southeast Nebraska who has dreams of starting their own company to attend this event. This event will feature many organizations that assist start-up companies and many individuals who have recently launched their own companies."

Current businesses in SCC's Start-up Community are Aldo, LLC; Argyle Octopus Press, Inc.; Behavioral Health Resources, LLC; FOTObrations Fotobooth; LincTrack, Inc.; JRicH Clothing & Design; Madathil Law; Civic Law Firm; Job Well Done Concierge; and Signa Medical Writing, LLC.

Virtual Start-up Community businesses the center staff assists are Bliss Massage, Empowering Lives NOW! and Volo Disc Sports.

Tenants on the fifth floor of the Entrepreneurship Center also are invited to attend the Feb. 19 event. They are Community Development Resources, SCORE, GROW Nebraska, Junior Achievement, and Main Street Nebraska.

In conjunction with the Showcase, a business development class titled "What's Involved in Starting a Small Business?" will be taught from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Feb. 17-19 in the auditorium at SCC's Continuing Education Center, 301 S. 68th St. Place, Lincoln. Cost is $45 per person.

Topics include advantages and disadvantages of business ownership; the need for a detailed business plan; the purpose and importance of market research; general recordkeeping requirements; an overview of legal structures for small business; general types of financing, including what a lender will want to know; and business insurance considerations. The workshop is being offered in cooperation with the Small Business Administration and the Lincoln Chapter of Service Corps of Retired Executives.

For more information about the Showcase or the workshop, persons are asked to contact the SCC Entrepreneurship Center at 402-323-3383.

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For more information contact:
Stu Osterthun
Administrative Director of Public Information and Marketing
402-323-3401
sosterthun@southeast.edu