The Vicksburg Warren Chamber of Commerce announced today the opening of enrollment for the Fall 2022 Vicksburg Entrepreneur Bootcamp Program.
The program is a six-week program geared towards individuals interested in starting or growing a small business. The program will cover everything from legal, finance, accounting, marketing, and all other essential components associated with starting and running a successful small business.
At the end of the program, entrepreneurs will be encouraged to finalize their business plans and submit it to a committee for review and ranking. The entrepreneur that develops the best and most feasible business plan will be declared the winner of a “Seed Grant” in the amount of $1,000.00 to help him or her with the cost of opening up or improving their small business.
The Vicksburg Entrepreneur Bootcamp Business Plan Competition is sponsored by the Vicksburg Chamber of Commerce, the City of Vicksburg, Mutual Credit Union, River Hills Bank, Regions, BancorpSouth Bank, Guaranty Bank, Delta Bank, and Trustmark.
Mayor George Flaggs stated, “We are excited to see the Entrepreneur Bootcamp program
continue to meet the needs of Vicksburgers looking to start their small businesses. Our great
City is successful because of our great business climate, and our business climate is great
because of programs like this one. I encourage everyone in Warren County and the City of
Vicksburg to join this class if they are thinking about opening a business. I feel certain that going
through the class will help in making their business successful.”
Kelle Barfield, President of the Warren County Board of Supervisors added, “Our Chamber of
Commerce is playing such an important role in bringing aspiring business owners together.
Participants of previous entrepreneur bootcamps have seen the value not only of the instruction
provided, but also of the networking and idea exchange from fellow business people. The
program exposes entrepreneurs to the vast array of hidden details that go into starting and
owning a business. Taking part is the perfect way to nurture and expand a business idea into a
concrete plan of action.”
Participants will also benefit from working with a business coach and listening to keynote
speakers during session which will include successful entrepreneurs, bankers, accountants, and
lawyers among others.
The program is set to begin on Monday, October 10th. Each class will be taught on Monday
nights from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the new Hinds Community College Workforce Training
Center. The deadline to register for this class is Thursday, October 6th. You can register online
by going to www.vicksburgusa.com/entrepreneur or by contacting the Vicksburg Warren County
Chamber of Commerce at 601-636-1012, or by email at email@example.com.