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City of Dayton, NKCAC Team Up to Offer Small Business Workshops

Later this month the City of Dayton and the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission’s Rekindle program are teaming up to host a three class series for small business owners and entrepreneurs. The title of the workshop series is Comprehensive Business Plan. The workshop will assist all participants in developing, writing, reviewing, adapting and executing their business plan.

Rekindle is a micro-enterprise development program from the Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission. The program provides self-employment training, access to funding and continuing support that gives entrepreneurs the competitive advantage they need to succeed. Rekindle does have a path to crucial financing; however, Rekindle isn’t a loan. It’s a comprehensive program that provides the knowledge, tools and financing to make your small business a success.

The class will take three weeks to complete and are scheduled for the last three Thursdays in July (July 16, 23, 30). The class will be held at Dayton Independent School’s Jack Moreland School Board Administration Building at 200 Clay Street.  The class time will be from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The scheduled date of the class comes three months after the announcement of Dayton’s Commercial Community Advantage Program or CCAP. 

CCAP is an economic development incentive program that aims to assist in revitalizing the City of Dayton’s historic business district. For the next four years the City has set a side limited funding to support the four grants within the program. The four different grants aim to assist with business signage, commercial property purchasing, renting and property repairs. All grants require a business plan, which weighs heavily on the awarding decision.

When passing CCAP, city officials said the program would seek to employ the resources of regional programs and organizations with related interest. The Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission’s Rekindle program was on the short list of programs of which to reach out. This three-class workshop is the textbook definition of mutually beneficial, as it assists both Rekindle and the Dayton Main Street program meet their missions.

Those aspiring entrepreneurs who would like to register for the class, should contact Ella Frye, Program Director of Rekindle, by calling 859-655-2940 or e-mailing [email protected]. Registration can also be completed online atwww.rekindlenky.com.

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