The Entrepreneurial Academy is an intensive 10-week program that teaches the vital skills an entrepreneur needs when starting a business. Leaders from the business community teach a curriculum that includes establishing a legal entity, accounting, marketing, writing a business plan and much more. Classes take place 6-9 pm Mondays from Sept. 14-Nov. 16, 2015, at The Greenhouse, 440 2nd Ave. N, downtown St. Petersburg.
The BB&T Entrepreneurial Academy tuition is $299, which includes dinner and a complementary first-year membership to the St. Petersburg Area Chamber of Commerce (a $250 value) upon graduation. More information and registration is available at stpete.com/EA.
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