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Grant Funding Available to Attend Entrepreneur Program

Posted Mar. 15, 2012

A limited number of participants will receive $100 toward the registration cost of the Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence program, Hire Your First Employee. The program, which is hosted by the Ohio Small Business Development Center and The Corporate University, Kent State University at Stark, will be held on Thursday, March 29 from 7:30 - 9:30 a.m. in The University Center at Kent State Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW in Jackson Township.
Only participants who register for the program before Wednesday, March 21 at 1 p.m. will be able to take advantage of this opportunity. Those who receive the grant offer will only be charged a fee of $65. To register or for additional information, call 330-244-3508, e-mail or visit
Hire Your First Employee
Thursday, March 29, 2012; 7:30 - 9:30 a.m.
As organizations grow and change, entrepreneurs face many challenges. One important challenge is in the area of hiring the right employees to help maintain and grow your business. The challenge of fielding the right team is one that entrepreneurs face when they decide who to hire. As you grow your business do you want to hire the right employee the first time? Do you want to learn how not to repeat past hiring mistakes? What if you had two hours to learn about the various important aspects of managing your human resources? Would you invest the time to learn the best way to hire, manage and retain employees?
In addition to the valuable lessons learned in this session each participant will receive a copy of Hire Your First Employee by Rhonda Abrams and a 30-day trial of Intuit Online Payroll software.
Participants of this session will learn:
  • When the time is right to hire
  • To scope your need for future hires
  • To understand employment laws
  • How to maintain payroll
  • How to find and hire the right people