What graduates are saying:
"Your training gave me knowledge but also belief in myself."
Mary Johnson-owner of Mary's Creative Things & Dressmaking in Caruthersville, MO
“The (training) program has been a volume of knowledge… If I had had this class prior to opening my business, the business would have run smoother… I had some knowledge of a home based business before opening the grocery store, but this class has given me a volume of information concerning finances and financial planning. The formal setting of the class has taught me to cross my t's and dot my i's. It taught me how to take 50 cents and make 50 dollars.”
Robert Gentry - owner of The Corner Grocery Store in Cape Girardeau, MO
"You've helped me turn my passion for owning a business into a reality."
Cindy Parker-James - owner of the Final Finish in Crystal City, MO
"This program will be the best boost you can give your business, without a doubt. You should see us now; we are real business owners with a real business and real rewards. Operation JumpStart is the perfect name for this program because that is what it did for my business."
Jason Buxton - owner of Graphic Options in Farmington, MO
"I strongly recommend any entrepreneur to participate in this class. It will revolutionize your way of thinking and give you the needed tools to begin your business."
David Johnston - owner of DRJ Designs in West Plains, MO
"Jump-Start was the key to giving our business the boost it needed. The grant funding helped us purchase more efficient equipment and a new computer system. An important key in our business is less labor but still providing high quality and high quantity."
Patty Brown - owner of Budget Laundry and Cleaners in East Praire, MO
"Going through the training program helped us to properly update our business plan and made us aware of the importance of updating it regularly. We learned how to set reasonable goals, how to improve our business, and the importance of continually evaluating new ideas."
Veronica Johnson & Michelle Coffman-co-owners of Adorable Again, Dyersburg, TN
"This whole program has been such a blessing to me in that for the first time I finally have the confidence to make it happen, and I have you and your staff to thank for that. I now have the resources I need and I know where to go if I can't figure something out!"
Kathryn Breitenstein - owner of Long Way 'Round in Marble Hill, MO