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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.

Next Event

Web Design & Marketing

August 31, 2023 @ 5:30 p.m.

The Entrepreneurship Council will be hosting a workshop on “Hiring Resources.” It will be at the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce located at 102 Jamestown Blvd, Dothan, AL 36301. Learn what you need to build a website.  Learn what is available for businesses wishing to hire in Dothan and the Wiregrass Area.  Find out about programs that will pay a portion of your employees wages while they learn.  Speakers will include Katie Thomas of Southeast Alabama Works and Sarah Mills of AIDT.

If you ever wanted to hire someone to help you grow your business, this is one you don’t want to miss!!!

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  The Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, Computer Printing Etc., Troy University Dothan Campus Sorrell College of Business, and SmartBank.

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2023 Calendar of Events

March Events

  • Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
    (6 week event – Saturdays)
  • March 30th
    Networking Event
    Seminar for First time Home Buyers
    (March 30, 2023 @ Chamber)

April Events

  • April 27th
    Different Business Entities
    Presenter: Constance Daniels or local CPA
    @ Dothan Area Chamber

May Events

  • May 25th
    License and Zoning
    Presenter: City of Dothan
    @ Dothan Area Chamber

June Events

  • June – Marketing – Web (Networking) (panel style)
  • June 29th
    Presenter: Speaker from Supporting Bank
    @ Dothan Area Chamber

July Events

  • July 27th
    Financing Your Business
    (Micro Loan, Banks, CDCs, SBA)
    @ Dothan Area Chamber

August Events

  • August 31st
    Web Design & Marketing
    Presenter: Mackroyce Corbitt, Jr.
    @ Dothan Area Chamber

September Events

  • September 28, 2023
    Hiring Resources

October Events

  • Networking Event or Fall Festival

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.

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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.