City hosting entrepreneurial workshop June 22
by Jennifer Cohron
Jun 12, 2013 | 802 views | 0 0 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The clean slate left downtown after demolition has some residents thinking about businesses they would like to build in Cordova.

“We’ve had conversations with folks who say, ‘Maybe I’d like to do this.’ So we thought they might want to listen to someone who already has beforehand and see what the issues are to be explored,” said Steve Ostaseski, Cordova’s long term recovery manager.

The city will be hosting an entrepreneur workshop on Saturday, June 22, for individuals who want to learn what it takes to start a business.

The session will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Cordova First Baptist Church. It is free, but registration is required. Contact City Hall for more information.

The workshop will be facilitated by representatives of the Birmingham chapter of SCORE. According to the group’s website, it is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship.

Through SCORE, retired executives from a variety of backgrounds volunteer their time to train the next generation of business owners.

“They will tell those folks who think that they might want to go into business for themselves what it is really like, what they have in store for them,” Ostaseski said.

SCORE’s work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration. Most of its resources are free or low cost.