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Operation Jump Start at NPCC


Jill Johnson
Director of Community Relations                                      
January 27, 2014

Operation Jump Start at NPCC

National Park Community College, in partnership with Winrock International, will offer Operation Jump Start classes beginning March 3 and ending April 17. The classes will be held two nights a week from 6 p.m.-9 p.m. for six weeks on the NPCC campus. Participants will examine their business ideas from every angle, with the ultimate outcome of producing a feasibility plan. This feasibility plan will help them decide if their business concept is a go or no-go.

Operation Jump Start is a practical, hands-on, microenterprise training program designed to help entrepreneurs test the feasibility of their business idea. Microenterprise typically refers to a small business with five employees or less and requires very little capital to start.

Topics that will be included are Communicating the Business Concept, Gathering Information for Feasibility, Market Analysis, Industry and Competition, Price and Profitability, Marketing Segments, and Cash Flow. Guest speakers will present topics from their particular field of expertise such as: "Is Managing Your Money Important?"; "Testing My Business Concept Through Research"; Who Are My Competitors?"; "How Will I Convince Customers To Buy From Me?"; "What Legal Structure Do I Need?"; "What Do I Need To Know About Accounting?"; and "Where Will I Seek the Money I Need?"

Upon completing the Operation Jumpstart training, graduates will be asked to submit their final feasibility plan. A panel of judges will then determine a first, second, and third place winner and seed money capital will be awarded to each winner.

This small business training course is open to the public. The course fee is $275 (book included). Take this opportunity to network with other entrepreneurs and learn from industry experts. For more information about this program, contact Barry Ballard at or 501.760.6587.