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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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Business & Job Fair

February 19, 2024 @ 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
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Entrepalooza is a celebration of business and an opportunity for members of the community to connect with local businesses and even find jobs in the process.  The event is family friendly with bounce houses for the kids, food from local food trucks, and music.  Participants will be able to shop and learn about local businesses who setup shop outside on the Dothan Campus of Troy University.  They will also have an opportunity to speak with businesses that will be offering jobs/looking for career minded individuals in search of a new occupation.  This is a partnership with Troy University, Alabama Works, the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Entrepreneurship Council.  The Event is FREE, but if you would like to be a vendor, you can register online at or on Computer Printing Etc. Project A website

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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

    1p.m. – 5p.m.
    Troy University – Dothan Campus
  • Februay 28th • 5:30 p.m.
    First Workshop
    (Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce)

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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.