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Entrepreneurs--of all kinds--invited to open house

The Business & Entrepreneurial Services at Minnesota State Community & Technical

College, Detroit Lakes, is having a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to

celebrate its progress and development.

The mission of the Minnesota State Community and Technical College Business &

Entrepreneurial Services is to discover and develop the talents of individuals in order to

enhance business and community through the creation and development of academic,

research, outreach, and support initiatives that encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship

and support entrepreneurs of all ages.

The vision of the Minnesota State Community and Technical College Business &

Entrepreneurial Services is to enhance, educate and empower entrepreneurs

throughout the state of Minnesota.

Research shows there are several avenues for young students to take in regards to

their professional career goals. Current trends are for students to graduate high school,

get a degree, and work for a larger corporation. There is little for students who have the

calling to work for themselves or create a business structure of their own. Research

also shows there is a trend for baby boomers and retirees to want to start a business.

The Business & Entrepreneurial Services has a resource center and computer kiosks

for research availability. Speaker Series are held the first Friday of every other month.

Speakers are entrepreneurs, business owners, or experts to help with both. There is

also an AAS degree in Business Entrepreneurship at MSCTC-DL.

The future of the Business &Entrepreneurial Services is to have incubators where

businesses can start and grow. Business plans will be submitted and reviewed for the

prospective incubator businesses next year.

The public is invited to attend the Grand Opening and learn about the Business &

Entrepreneurial Services as well as the future plans for incubators. This will be held on

Monday, November 17, at 1:00 p.m., at MSCTC-DL, Business & Entrepreneurial


Patty Heath Gordon