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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

Networking and Seminar for First Time Home Buyers

March 30, 2023 @ 6:00 p.m.

The Entrepreneurship Council will hold a Networking and Learning Seminar for First Time Home Buyers on Thursday, March 30, 2023 at the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce (6:00–7:30 p.m.). Topic: “Breaking Barriers to Home Ownership” Hosted by KW Southeast Alabama Keller Williams Realty, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee.  This seminar will cover: 10 steps to homeownership, lending programs for first time home buyers including FHA and many more, credit restoration progams, and more.

Admission is FREE, donations are welcomeMoney 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. 

Register Here

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
    Doing Business with City
    Presenter: City of Dothan
    @ Dothan Area Chamber

September Events

  • September TBD
    Networking Event or Fall Festival

October Events

  • TBD

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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Community Entrepreneurship Bootcamp
is coming to
Dothan, Alabama

March 4, 11, 18, 25 + April 1, 8
Health Center South Medical Tower | Dothan, AL

The Entrepreneurship Council will be working with Sorrell College of Business (Troy University), UAB Marnix E. Heersink Institute for Biomedical Innovation, and others to help those seeking to start or grow a business.  The Dothan Community Entrepreneurship Program seeks to help those in the Dothan community facing economic or other hardships to start and grow a business of their own.

To register visit:

For information Call: (386) 697-3947
or e-mail:


Hiring Employees 2022

On Thursday, August 25, 2002 the Entrepreneurship Council hosted a seminar on Hiring Employees.  The speakers included Ann Carr of Alabama Works and Robert Mays of Dothan Career Center in Dothan.

Financing Your Business 2022

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.

Developing/ Establishing Credit 2022

Mrs. Jernigan provided information that would benefit everyone when it comes to credit.  She touched on what it is, how to get it, and how to use it.  From purchasing insurance to purchasing a new automobile, she she showed how developing a good credit history would help.

Getting Licensed

On Thursday, May 26th 2002 we invited the City of Dothan to come and speak on Licensing and Zoning.  The event was held at the Dothan Are Chamber of Commerce.  our speakers was Mrs. Stacey from Licensing and Yvette from Zoning.