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Accelerate business training program scheduled for June 28
(DeLand, FL) – With support from the City of DeLand and the DeLand Area Chamber of Commerce, Creating Jobs Inc. is leading a monthly program for both existing and aspiring entrepreneurs based on their 300-page business training curriculum entitled “GrowBook: 24 Essential Drivers of Small Business Success.”

Beginning at 5:30 p.m. June 28, at DeLand City Hall, 120 South Florida Avenue, the sixth session of Accelerate will flesh out chapter six of GrowBook. Wednesday’s session is entitled, “Craft Customer-Focused Branding,” and will explain how to build strong connections with your customers through effective brand identity. The seminar will be taught by local entrepreneur Manny De La Vega (De La Vega Restaurante y Galeria) and corporate manager Shawn Clark (Frontier Communications). They will illustrate the chapter content from their own business experience.

Individual and group coaching will follow the presentation to assist attendees in applying the principles to their own ventures. The multiethnic team of seasoned coaches include Mario Davis, Evan Keller, Deidra Jacobs, Jason Jurss, Nancy Benet, Rhonda Smith, Vernon Moore and John Meyer.

Accelerate aims to be a “multiethnic team of entrepreneurs helping each other grow businesses and use them to serve. It is a learning and supporting community which works to create jobs and build bridges across differences, helping the entire community to thrive.” Accelerate has been well attended, with representation from multiple ethnic communities and the written surveys and verbal feedback exude enthusiasm for the program, which seems to be meeting a felt need in the business community.

Accelerate meets every fourth Wednesday in 2017. Admission is $10 for each seminar and includes a light meal provided this month by De La Vega, as well as coaching from seasoned entrepreneurs.

For more information contact or 386-801-5300.



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