Registration for Harnett Liftoff Lab is now open

by | Jun 10, 2024 | Chamber News

So, you are thinking about starting a new business? Or you have been in business less than two years? Running your own business is exciting and sometimes overwhelming, and we want to make it as smooth as possible.

The Harnett Liftoff Lab will introduce entrepreneurs and existing business owners to the concepts and practices that will give them the tools necessary for business success. The evening classes will be held in Harnett County, and will run from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm on Tuesday’s and Thursday’s. At the end of the program, each participant should have produced a basic small business plan, and will have the opportunity to present their plan and business concept to a team of business professionals.

For those participants who have not yet opened a brick and mortar location, there will be consideration for a small business grant assistance package. **There is no guarantee that a grant will be awarded**. If a participant is chosen, the winning business will receive up to a $5,000 reimbursable grant provided for rent, utilities, or building improvements (as funds are available), one annual Base Level membership to the local Chamber of Commerce, plus marketing, and business support. Additional details will be provided at the class.

In order to qualify for grant funds, the selected business must locate within an approved, commercially zoned location.

100% Attendance is mandatory for those interested in being eligible for the grant.

The Liftoff Lab program is an entrepreneur-development program presented by the Central Carolina Community College Small Business Center, Harnett County, and the Angier, Lillington, Dunn, Erwin, and Coats Chambers of Commerce.

Click here to register.

Deadline for registration is August 15th.