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RMCC Receives Jumpstart Grant

Rich Mountain Community College (RMCC) has been awarded another “Operation Jumpstart- First Step” (OJS) grant.  This program is funded in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture with the support of the Arkansas Women’s Business Center, a Project of Winrock International and the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Maureen C. Keese, RMCC Director of Lifelong Learning said, “We are extremely fortunate to have once again been included as a host school.”

RMCC was able to offer this course in the Fall of 2013.  OJS is one of America’s leading entrepreneurial training programs today.  The course is a practical, hands-on, microenterprise development program designed to help entrepreneurs test the feasibility of their business ideas and plan to launch new ventures.  OJS contributes to building and sustaining strong, vibrant communities and economies.

Operation Jumpstart familiarizes students with concept development, market research, market analysis, financial projections, case studies and network opportunities.

“I am hoping that each of you, will once again, participate in the delivery of the RMCC-OJS experience.  As a judge in the culminating Shark Tank Competition, as a subject matter expert, or businessperson with a wealth of experience to share with budding entrepreneurs, your participation is invaluable,” Keese said.  This six-week course meets on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in room 325 at RMCC from 5:30-8:30 p.m., beginning on March 31st and ending on May 7th.


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