The Community Action Development Corporation of Allentown began its fall program of small business training classes Monday.
The 20-week program teaches students the basics on how to develop a small business plan and goes over market research, accounting, as well as legal issues.
Kim Stout, business development director for CADCA says, “A lot of people just jump into business without even thinking about it and risk their life savings, where if you put some thought into it and pay attention to what you're doing, you can succeed.”
The program has a $99 enrollment fee, payable the third week.
Stout says students who miss only two classes and submit a business plan by the end of the program receive $75 dollars back from the original enrollment fee.
Classes are held every Monday night from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Wells Fargo building on 702 W. Hamilton Street in Allentown.
Open enrollment lasts through the 4th of September.
CADCA holds the program twice a year. For more information call 610-433-5703.