Wichita State to offer rural entrepreneurship program in Greensburg

01/20/2012 5:00 AM

01/20/2012 8:48 AM

Wichita State University’s Center for Entrepreneurship is launching a new entrepreneurship certificate program in Greensburg.

The program, "Growing Rural Businesses," will start in February.

The two-month course provides hands-on, practical solutions and techniques to grow and modernize businesses in rural areas. Kiowa County, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Network Kansas are helping with the program.

It will include small group exercises, case studies and interactive discussions with peers, facilitators and industry experts.

All sessions will be from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Fridays from Feb. 3 to April 20.

The cost is $300, with scholarships available for Kiowa County participants.

To register, go to www.growingruralbusinesses.org or contact Dee Chandler, executive director of Kiowa County Economic Development, at (620) 723-3188 or kiowadevelopment@gmail.com.

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