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Independence Community College Selected to Present at National Entrepreneurial Event

Friday, May 27, 2011   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Montoya
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The National Association for Community College Entrepreneurship (NACCE) has invited Jim Correll, Independence Community College Successful Entrepreneur Program Facilitator and Business Coach, to present at the 9th Annual NACCE Conference. The event will be held October 9-12 at Portland, OR.

A special extended breakout session will be shared by four related presentations. Correll will present ‘Create a Community Non-Profit for Flexibility in Helping Business of All Types with Incubation'. The presentation is based on Correll's work in helping create the non-profit Innovative Business Resource Center (IBRC). IBRC works to incubate and mentor businesses in Southeast Kansas helping start-ups, reinventions or growing businesses get the support they need for success in today's changing marketplace.

"A key concept making IBRC different than most incubation programs is the mission to help businesses,” said Correll. "We try to help businesses with the knowledge and mentoring they need. With incubation, we look for the best place to set up the business and work with property owners to provide rent incentives in return for qualified incubation clients with a high probability of success.”

"Our goal is not to fill a particular building or area of a town,” continued Correll. "IBRC is not about economic development nor is our goal to create jobs. Our only goal is to help businesses succeed. The crux of the NACCE presentation will be about the incredible flexibility afforded us as a result or creating a non-profit organization with the sole purpose of helping businesses.”

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