Fri, Oct 29 | Online Classes

RURAL ACTION AND ACENET PRESENT: TRAIL TOWN BUSINESS CHALLENGE

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RURAL ACTION AND ACENET PRESENT:  TRAIL TOWN  BUSINESS CHALLENGE

Time & Location

Oct 29, 5:00 PM
Online Classes

About the Event

Rural Action and ACEnet are offering the Trail Town Business Challenge, a series of five workshops that culminates in a chance to win cash and other prizes that will help you turn your idea into reality. 

The workshops are structured to help participants expand an existing business or launch a new startup focused on regional tourism. Topics include information on securing loans, accounting tools, marketing strategies, and zoning and regulations. 

• $50 fee for the workshops that will be refunded for participants who complete the course and create a business plan.

• Virtual Workshops on Tuesdays from 6-7:15 p.m.

• Business must begin operation before Dec. 31, 2022, and be based in Athens, Morgan, Perry, or Vinton County.

• While all business venture ideas are welcome, the following business sectors will be prioritized for consideration of cash and in-kind incentives:

o Restaurants, microbreweries and related food service hospitality: recreation tourism experiences, locally owned hotels, short-term rentals, and other forms of overnight accommodation: visual arts, performing arts, and historical venues: outdoor recreation retail goods.

Application deadline is Oct. 29, 2021 at 5 p.m. EDT. 

Questions? 

Contact Dan Vorisek, 

Resilient Communities Director 

Dan@ruralaction.org 

For more information and how to sign up for the challenge visit our website: ruralaction.org/challenge/