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3 ways community college can help local entrepreneurs


Launching or building a business requires strategy, leadership and vision. With the U.S. outranking 136 other countries for the top spot on the Global Entrepreneurship Index , America is the best environment for supporting entrepreneurs.

Community colleges are packed with opportunities to help entrepreneurs build their businesses. Find out the top 3 ways Kishwaukee College can help local visionaries succeed in the market.

1. Learn the industry you want to work in. Experience matters. Research shows entrepreneurs who start companies and hire at least one employee are an average of 42 years old. And those with industry experience are 125% more successful than those who don’t have it.

Take Eva de Coro, a 2017 graduate of Kish’s therapeutic massage program, for example. Eva learned massage therapy at Kish, became licensed, gained industry experience and now runs a successful practice in Sycamore. “I have always been an entrepreneur in a way. I like the freedom that it gives me, especially creating my own schedule,” commented Eva.  

Before opening her massage practice, Eva worked at Kish College’s Complementary Health Clinic and learned how to manage appointments, conduct phone consultations and follow-ups and mastered her massage skills. She now runs a thriving practice—Sycamore Therapeutic Massage. Specializing in pain relief for women, her business is booked with clients weeks in advance.

2. Business and marketing management classes. Learning the ins and outs of business can go a long way. Kish has numerous business and marketing management classes to choose from. Most don’t have pre-requisites so budding entrepreneurs can take only what they need. Our certificate and degree programs are an excellent option too.

3. Small business development classes through community education. This spring, Kish is offering free small business development classes. Learn how to strengthen your product or service, manage operations and growth, use financial tools and much more.

Kish is here for you. Register for one of our many classes to get you on your way to successful business ownership.

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