Individuals in the local business community can now get free help with their business ventures at the new Entrepreneur Success Center (ESC), opening on the NSCC campus on Thursday, January 5, 2012.
Part of NSCC’s “Building Community” core theme – to become a key North Seattle business community resource – the new Entrepreneur Success Center (ESC) will provide free consultations for individuals who are contemplating starting a business, are in the early stages of their start-up process, or are experiencing a stall-out in taking their business to the next level of production/customer service.
Located on campus in IB 3409 (Instruction Building/third floor), the ESC will be open weekly on Thursday evenings from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Funded by a grant and staffed by business department adjunct faculty member Dave Eberhardt, the center will offer private sessions, as well as exclusive access to computer software that supports market research, business and marketing planning. In addition to MS Office 2010, visitors can make use of Palo Alto’s Feasibility Analysis Pro, Business Plan Pro and Marketing Plan Pro, as well as database research engines Pro Quest Entrepreneur and PassPort GMID. Over time the center will offer seminars and workshops to support new business ventures.
Instructor Eberhardt will help visitors make connections with other NSCC programs such as contract training and internships as well as other entrepreneurship resources. Besides teaching in the Entrepreneurship Certificate program on campus, Eberhardt is also a business consultant with experience in whole systems analysis, total quality management, strategic planning, vision and mission statement creation, interpersonal human relational issues (conflict management, listening, team development), and labor/management relationships. He holds a master’s degree in applied behavioral science and a BS degree in psychology.
For more information about the ESC, contact Dave Eberhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the BEIT division office at (206) 934-3730.