Visalia Chamber of Commerce launches new Entrepreneur Program
The Visalia Chamber of Commerce recently launched a new program called “Emmerge”, an entrepreneurial program created to provide new and future business owners a hands on learning experience. Participants of the program will learn essential entrepreneurial skills. They will be guided through the process of starting a business from the initial business plan stage to launching the business. “Entrepreneurs bring new ideas, generate tax revenue and provide jobs for the local community,” stated Gail Zurek, president/CEO of the Visalia Chamber of Commerce.
The program will assist new business owners by connecting them with local business resources, provide one on one instructors, and will provide a mentor for each participant. The program will consist of 12 classes, all of which will focus on different areas of business including: accounting, business law, marketing, zoning, ordinances, human resources, public relations, insurance, taxes, and sales training. Industry experts will provide class instruction and provide real world relevant experience and expertise to participants.
To participate in the Emerge program, participants must complete an application, interview, attend orientation and be 18 years or older. Tuition for the Emerge program is $350. The deadline to submit applications is Nov. 17, 2017. People can attend individual classes for $50 if there is a particular area of business that they are interested in in learning about.
Applications and other materials can be found at www.visaliachamber.org/emerge or by calling the Visalia Chamber of Commerce at 559-734-5876