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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

Zoning and Business Licensing

May 26, 2022 @ 5:30 p.m.

The Entrepreneurship Council presents “Getting Licensed”. Come out and learn how to get your business licensed in the City of Dothan and the importance of checking with zoning before starting your business or renting a building. This workshop will be featuring/presented by members of the City of Dothan License and Zoning Dept. This is a great opportunity to network and learn.

Admission is $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.

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Calendar of Events

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Developing a Business Plan 2022

The Entrepreneurship Council held it’s third event for the year on April 28, 2022, 5:30 p.m. at the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce.  The event was titled “Developing a Successful BUSINESS PLAN.”   The speaker for the event was Dr. Richard Voss of Troy University Dothan Campus, Sorrell College of Business.  Dr. Voss tackled the subject from a strategic standpoint.  Looking at the types of Entrepreneurs, how you should approach developing a business plan, and what you should consider putting into your plan.  Dr. Voss is a professor and teaches business students locally at the Dothan Campus of Troy University.

Choosing A Business Entity 2022

The Entrepreneurship Council held it’s second event for the year on March 31, 2022, 5:30 p.m. at the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce.  The event was titled “Choosing A Business Entity.”   The speaker for the event was Thomas Parish, CPA of ATC Group, Inc.