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Strength

"Networking and Bringing businesses together with resources they need to succeed."

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Mission

“To welcome and promote entrepreneurship in the community by bringing together valuable resources, professional support, and exposure.”

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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

Trivia Night
at The Thirsty Pig

Hosted by The Entrepreneurship Counsil

Wednesday, June 19, 2024 • 5:30 P.M.
At The Thirsty Pig
257 S. Saint Andrews St. | Dothan, AL 36301

It’s Trivia Night at the Thirsty Pig, located at 257 Saint Andrews St. in Dothan, Alabama. Hosted by Dr. Richard Voss and the Entrepreneurship Council, this is event is a fun networking opportunity where you can share your knowledge of local businesses in the community and learn about your fellow entrepreneurs. Everyone is invited to come out and share in this event. There will be prizes for the one who knows the most.

Admission is FREE, but donations are welcome. 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. Click to Donate

To Register for Trivia Night, visit www.entrepreneurshipcouncil.org or click below.

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.

Developing/Establishing
CREDIT

Thursday, June 27, 2024 • 5:30 P.M.
Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce
102 Jamestown Blvd | Dothan, AL 36301

The Entrepreneurship Council will be hosting a workshop on “Developing/Establishing Credit”  Find out what credit is, how to get credit, and how to use credit.  The present will be Mrs. Carrie Wilson who is the owner of CCW Financial Solutions, LLC.  She helps people setup businesses, establish credit, and fix credit.

Everyone is invited, you will also be able to ask questions and network with fellow business owners and those interested in starting a business.  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 SmartBank through the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, Computer Printing Etc., and Troy University Dothan Campus Sorrell College of Business.

Financing Your Business

Thursday, July 18, 2024 • 5:30 P.M.
Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce
102 Jamestown Blvd | Dothan, AL 36301

The Entrepreneurship Council will be hosting a workshop for businesses and organizations in search of financing.  The Entrepreneurship Council will be hosting a seminar “Financing Your Business” on July 27, 2023 at 5:30 p.m. It will be at the Dothan Area chamber of Commerce located at 102 Jamestown Blvd, Dothan, AL 36301. Learn about various forms of funding for your business from banks, the SBA, regional planning, and other funding sources. A representative will be there from Regional Planning, a local Bank, a Community Development Corporation (CDC), and the Small Business Administration (SBA) to speak on programs they have for start-ups, small businesses, pre-existing businesses, and more.

Learn about Microloan Program, programs from a local bank to help with funding projects, programs to help with working capital and building projects from CDC’s, and how SBA works with everyone to help viable projects get funding to help with economic development.

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

News

Non-Profit 101

On Thursday, April 25, 2024, the Entrepreneurship Council hosted a presentation for Non-Profits.  The title of the event was “Non-Profit 101” and the presenter for the night was Dr. Michael C. Threatt, COO of Dothan Housing and Owner of Elevate Housing Solutions, LLC.  Dr. Threatt covered information on what you need and what to expect when setting up a Non-Profit Organization.  He also covered various things you need to do to setup your non-profit organization for success and how to run it correctly.  From establishing the a board of directors to what websites you can use to find grants and what websites to use to help with writing your grants. 

Developing a Successful Business Plan

On Thursday, March 2, 2024, the Entrepreneurship Council hosted a presentation on Developing a Successful Business Plan.  The speaker was Dr. Richard Voss of Troy University Dothan Campus and Sorrell College of Business.  The presentation covered what should be in a business plan and what a business plan is used for.

Women In Entrepreneurship 2024

On Tuesday, March 12, 2024, the Entrepreneurship Council hosted Women in Entrepreneurship: Celebrating Women’s History Month.  This was a panel discussion at Troy University-Dothan Campus in the Sony Theatre Our.  The goal of this event was to shed light on Women Entrepreneurs in the Wiregrass Area.  Learn who they are, what they do, and how the started their businesses.  Panelists include Tammie Potter (T&T Potter LLC, India’s Tiny Tots Daycare, Breakfast at Tammie’s, and more), Promise Bennett (Bennett Brands Company), and Kishia Saffold (Kiddie Care Learning Center & Short Stuff Photography).  We will ask questions and members of the audience will have an opportunity to ask questions as well.  After the event we held a networking session with food provided by one of our panelists Mrs. Tammie Potter, owner of Breakfast at Tammie’s.

Setting Up A New Business

On Thursday, February 29, 2024, the Entrepreneurship Council hosted a presentation on Setting Up A New Business: Accounting, Tax, and Legal Steps.  The speaker was Cameron A. Metcalf CPA, J.D. of Metcalf & Company, LLC located in Dothan, Alabama.  The event was held at the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce and was sponsored by Computer Printing Etc., The Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, SmartBank, and The Sorrell College of Business.

Entrepalooza 2024 at Troy University Dothan Campus

On Thursday, February 19, 2024, the Entrepreneurship Council held the first Entrepalooza Business and Job Fair.  It was held at Troy University Dothan Campus.

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