South Mountain College starts Entrepreneur Program for Non-Techies among us

MariSol FCU Staff attended the ribbon-cuting ceremony on Thursday November 12th at South Mountain Community College.  South Mountain Community College has unveiled a new center on its campus in south Phoenix that seeks to help budding business owners who aren’t tech wizards. “If the program happens to groom the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg, fine. But if your vision extends to catering or office services for something else that’s low-tech, there’s a place for you, too.” says Russ Wiles, The Republic.

In a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton called South Mountain Village “the most diverse part of our city.” He predicted the center could draw people from across the Phoenix metro region. “If innovation is a big part of our future, and it is, the success of this center is hugely important,” Stanton said.

The new center is intended for students enrolled at the college, but pretty much any local adult can become a student. You can take a one-credit class in small business, and you are eligible to use the Community Entrepreneurship Center,” Mchenry said.

Students who are enrolled in the Entrepreneur Program and complete the program will be eligible for microloans of up to $2,000 from MariSol Federal Credit Union, said CEO Robin Romano, The one-year loans, for purchasing equipment and other business needs, carry an interest rate of 6 percent.

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