CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: Nov. 11, 1999
Self-employment seminar offered to disabled Burlington,
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Persons with disabilities in the
Burlington and Waterloo areas who are thinking of starting a business will
receive specialized self-employment training at Exploring Entrepreneurship,
a jointly sponsored state and University of Iowa program to be offered in
those cities in December.
In Burlington, Exploring Entrepreneurship will be
held at Southeastern Community College from 1 to 5 p.m., Dec. 1 and Dec. 8.
The program will be held at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo Dec. 2 and
Dec. 9 during the same hours.
Cristina Mathis, program manager of Business Assistance
Services for Entrepreneurs, the joint service which makes the program possible,
says participants will learn about the myths and realities of business ownership,
evaluate the benefits and drawbacks of business ownership, and determine a
business' feasibility. Also, information about available resources will be
Special accommodations, such as sign language interpreters
and materials in alternate formats, will be provided upon timely request.
Participation in the program costs $25 and is limited
to the first 25 persons to register. Registration ends Nov. 29. Scholarships
that cover the two-day seminar, textbooks and other materials are available
to persons who qualify. The seminar is a service of the Iowa Department of
Economic Development and the UI's Law, Health Policy & Disability Center.
To register, call Cristina Mathis, Business Assistance
Services for Entrepreneurs toll-free at 1-877-684-8983 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org