Shawnee Community College

Starting Your Own Business

Before you quit your job , expand your business or invest your life savings, wouldn't it be nice to know whether your business idea has merit?

In Operation JumpStart : First Step, you'll examine your business idea from every angle. Not only will it help you make a decision about starting your business, you will discover whether the life of an entrepreneur is right for you.

Operation JumpStart 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. By accelerating the number of new businesses and helping entrepreneurs succeed, Operation JumpStart contributes to building and sustaining strong, vibrant communities and economies.

This entrepreneurial business training and mentoring program relies on:

A wide range of training topics, including:

A supportive Facilitation Team and process, including:

For More Information Contact:
Candy Eastwood
Center for Community and Economic Development Coordinator


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Shawnee Community College
8364 Shawnee College Road
Ullin, IL 62992
(618) 634-3200