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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

Hiring Employees

August 25, 2022 @ 5:30 p.m.

The Entrepreneurship Council will hold a seminar Thursday, August 25, at the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce (5:30–7:30 p.m.). Topic: “Hiring Employees,” featuring Ann Marie Car of Southeast AlabamaWorks & Robert May of Dothan Career Center.  They will be introducing opportunities for both employers and employees.  The will go over various programs and services available to those seeking employment and those seeking to hire employees.

Admission is a $10 donation. You can pay at the door with cash or you can purchase an advance ticket through Eventbrite or You may also stop by Computer Printing Etc. to purchase your tickets.

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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Calendar of Events

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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.