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About Us

The Entrepreneurship Council is a grass-roots education and advocacy group for entrepreneurs. It has worked in creative partnership with other organizations with overlapping interests, notably the Mixson Business Center, Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Dothan, Wallace Community College, and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Economic Innovation at Troy University. The organization began in 2010 as the Entrepreneurship Group, one of several focus groups of the annual Economic Summit on Jobs, spearheaded by Dothan Mayor Mike Schmitz. Since 2014, the Entrepreneurship Council has operated autonomously, regularly coordinating entrepreneurial education and hosting networking events in the community.

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Setting Up A New Business
Accounting, Tax, And Legal Steps

Thursday, February 29, 2024 • 5:30 P.M.
Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce
102 Jamestown Blvd | Dothan, AL 36301

The Entrepreneurship Council will be hosting a workshop on “Setting Up A New Business” Speakers will be Cameron A. Metcalf CPA, J.D. of Metcalf & Company, LLC located in Dothan, Alabama.  Cameron Metcalf will cover the various steps everyone needs to know about before starting a business or non-profit.  This will be an introductory seminar filled with things anyone interested in starting or growing a business should know.  You will also be able to ask questions.

Admission is FREE, but we ask for a donation of $10. Money will help the Entrepreneurship Council provide events like this in the community and help with other projects/programs provided by the Entrepreneurship Council. The Entrepreneurship Council is a 501 (c) 3 Organization.

This event is sponsored by SmartBank through the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, Computer Printing Etc., and Troy University Dothan Campus Sorrell College of Business.

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2024 Calendar of Events

Volunteers Welcome

Fill free to contact Mackroyce Corbitt, Jr. at (334) 655-0417 If you would like to help with planning events, day-to-day operations, and raising funds for the Entrepreneurship Council.  We will be more than glad to discuss how you can be a part of our team to educate the community on how to start and grow a successful business.

February Events

  • February 19, 2024
    Entrepalooza

    1p.m. – 5p.m.
    Troy University – Dothan Campus
  • Februay 29th • 5:30 p.m.
    First Workshop
    Setting Up A New Business
    Presenter Cameron A. Metcalf CPA, J.D.
    Metcalf & Company, LLC

March Events

  • March 12th • 6:00 p.m.
    Women in Entrepreneurship
    Panel of 3 Women from very different businesses.  Featuring Precious Bennette, Kishia Saffold, and Tammie Potter
    Troy University – Dothan Campus
  • March 28th • 5:30 p.m.
    Second Workshop
    Developing a Successful Business Plan
    Presenter Dr. Richard Voss
    Troy University – Dothan Campus

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Developing a Successful Business Plan

Thursday, March 28, 2024 • 5:30 P.M.
Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce
102 Jamestown Blvd | Dothan, AL 36301

The Entrepreneurship Council will be hosting a workshop on “Developing a Sccessful Business Plan” Speakers will be Dr. Richard Voss of Troy University Dothan Campus and Sorrell College of Business.  Dr. Voss will cover the strategic process of developing a business plan with a purpose.  You will also be able to ask questions.

Admission is FREE, but we ask for a donation of $10. Money will help the Entrepreneurship Council provide events like this in the community and help with other projects/programs provided by the Entrepreneurship Council. The Entrepreneurship Council is a 501 (c) 3 Organization.

This event is sponsored by SmartBank through the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, Computer Printing Etc., and Troy University Dothan Campus Sorrell College of Business.

News

2023 EC presents Web Design and Marketing

On Thursday, August 31, 2023, the Entrepreneurship Council provided a training on Web Design and Marketing, what you need to know.  The presenter was Mackroyce Corbitt, Jr. of Computer Printing Etc. and Mackroyce Web Design. 

EC holds Workshop/Seminar on Financing your Business

On Thursday, July 28th 2022 the Entrepreneurship Council hosted a seminar on Financing Your Business.  The speakers included Rachel Armstrong from Regional Planning, Jeff Williams from Smartbank, Brent McMahan from Small Business Administration (SBA), and Beau Strong from Southern Development Council.

SmartBank Teaches about Credit

On Thursday, June 29, 2023, the Entrepreneurship Council hosted workshop on credit with Southeast Alabama Regional Vice-President Emily Jernigan from SmartBank.  The purpose of the event was to give members of the community more Insite on what credit is and how it affects businesses wishing to obtain a loan.  Mrs. Jernigan also touched on things that credit can effect outside of business, such as insurance rates, car payments, and even getting your lights turned on.

EC Networking Event at Ann Rudd Art Center in Ozark

On Thursday, June 10, 2023, the Entrepreneurship Council hosted a networking event at the Rudd Art Center in Ozark, Alabama.  The event was in conjunction with the annual photographer’s exhibition and contest.  Various artist from Ozark and around the Wiregrass presented their images to be judged and viewed by visitors to the event.  Winners received prizes.

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