LAUNCH OF FIRST ENTREPRENEURSHIP CENTER-BARSTOW RESOURCE CENTER
ecBarstow.com/Barstow Area Center for Entrepreneurs, 1041 West Main St., opened in January 2017 with a mission to help unlock economic and educational potential, which are powerful tools to drive economic growth and prosperity. Barstow area Entrepreneurs are integral to the stable and thriving local formal economy but often face disproportionate barriers, including travel distances, financial, and professional educational support services, states Paul A. Courtney, Entrepreneur and formal Educator.
ecBarstow.com is centrally located where students, parents, individuals and business people will have access to essential resources (public computer access, administrative/office support services, education referral, financial planning, business planning, signature training, OSHA training, etc. Service Support: scheduling, billing, collections, employee training, HR, and safety training. All designed to facilitate and develop entrepreneurial and educational enhancement capacities. “The center will provide an entrepreneurial/educational ‘hub’ that will create a robust exchange of communication and ideas that will stimulate growth and benefit the community.”–Paul Anthony Courtney, ecBarstow.com, Executive Director.
The Center seeks to augment the educational offerings of the local schools and colleges by coordinating and offering paid and non-paid internships that require entrepreneurial training in the areas of customer service, human resources, marketing, sales, employment acquisition, leadership, employment re-entry and business planning. The center supports economic diversification and seeks to serve as a catalyst for innovation that will stimulate Barstow’s business growth and, when fully functioning, will be led, managed and operated by subject matter experts, K-12 grade students and college students.
ecBarstow.com will serve as an example of how private industry can cohesively work with education and community leaders to successfully promote entrepreneurial activity!. J. Adaberto Quijada, Director/SBA, U.S. Small Business Administration, has agreed to incorporate SBA resources into the center, creating history (in Barstow) and the surrounding communities that the resource center will serve. Additional details will be released as they come available.
For further information, please contact Paul A. Courtney / [email protected] / 760-559-8347
Source: The High Desert Bradco Report http://www.thehighdesertbradcoreport.com/articles/2017/06/launch-of-first-entrepreneurship-center-barstow-resource-center/