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Alliance planting the seeds of success for budding area businesses with GROW

GROW3wtagGROW, a Charleston Area Alliance initiative designed to foster entrepreneurship in the Kanawha Valley, has begun its Summer/Fall 2013 session.

GROW offers educational training, individual coaching and peer feedback to Kanawha Valley entrepreneurs, who have been in business for less than three years, have less than five employees and who seek to expand their network and gain insight from experienced and successful area business people.

The six month program includes: entrepreneurial education courses led by regional higher education professors and successful regional entrepreneurs; one-on-one meetings with business coaches; and entrepreneur peer group meetings facilitated by a business coach.

The participating businesses in GROW include:
  • Acorn Technologies
  • Advanced Physical Therapy
  • Amy Williams Wellness
  • April’s Kitchen
  • Boomer Solutions
  • Caribbean Kitchen
  • Crayon Lacing
  • Dennis Wealth Management
  • Innovative Events Consultation
  • J Q Dickinson Salt Works
  • Kanawha Individual Development Solutions
  • Simmons Family Chiropractic
  • Sunflower Herbals

Tuition for the program is $250, which includes a complimentary one-year membership to the Alliance ($365 value). The Alliance membership includes access to a year’s worth of professional and business development programming, networking opportunities and Alliance conference room space and other amenities.

Upon successful completion of the program, entrepreneurs will receive $100 of this tuition back to strategically reinvest into their business. GROW is a program of Vision 2030, the Alliance’s 20-year economic development initiative. For more information contact Steven Romano at SRomano@CharlestonAreaAlliance.org.

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