OCTOBER 9 th: STRATEGIC DOING: Put Up or Shut Up, with Assistant Director of Purdue Center for Regional Development, Scott Hutcheson
Final part of the four part 'prosperity' series in conjunction with Advance Madison Jefferson County and our sponsors VOBC and ISBDC.
October 9 th at the Venture Out Business Center
Pre-registration is required due to limited seating.
Advance Madison Jefferson County invites you to the final of its four part 'Prosperity Series' Tuesday, October 9th at the Venture Out Business Center in Madison, Indiana. Informal social gathering begins at 6:30p.m, with the presentation beginning at 7p.m. The evening will be followed by community conversation, questions and answers. The public is invited to attend and may register 'at the door.' Numerous elected officials, community leaders and concerned citizens have already registered to attend the popular collaborative community series.
The 'Prosperity Series' is designed to address citizen and leaders concerns about both economic development and community progress and prosperity. Speaker Scott Hutcheson, Assistant Director of the Purdue Center for Regional Development (PCRD) and expert in 'Strategic Doing' has presented at other speaking engagements that "Strategic Doing is neither 'top-down' nor 'bottom-up'...it combines open participation with leadership guidance." Hutcheson's tactics will provide this critical information, locate missing parts of the 'plan to action puzzle' and then guide through common barriers, pitfalls and traps that routinely lead to communities actually planning their own failures.
The Venture Out Business Center in Madison, Indiana, is a business incubator that offers rental space as well as assistance to new and expanding businesses.
If you are a budding entrepreneur, own an expanding operation, or have a retrievable at-risk business, Madison's Venture Out Business Center (VOBC) is a proven base of operations as Southeastern Indiana's only business incubator.
For further information regarding available space at Venture Out Business Center, call (812) 273-6510.
The VOBC, located at 975 Industrial Drive, Madison, Indiana, houses several businesses, organizations and institutions benefiting from amenities offered to tenants. Services provided by the VOBC, which are included in the tenant’s monthly fee, include:
• 24-hour individually-keyed access to rented space
• Facility receptionist
• Basic utilities (gas heat, electric service, water and sewage)
• Building insurance and real taxes paid
• On-site business and management consultants through SBDC
• Tenant kitchen
• Professional business environment
• Use of local fax machine
• Use of shared photocopier
• Postage machine
• Basic building maintenance in common areas
• Individual mailboxes with designated business address
• Conference room with television/VCR (as available)
• UPS/FedEx pickup and delivery
|Statistics demonstrate that eight out of 10 new businesses starting up in America today will fail within the first five years due to improper planning, a lack of operating capital, or both.
On the other hand, only two of 10 businesses utilizing incubators such as the local VOBC fail within the first five years. The local office of the Small Business Development Center is located at the VOBC, providing needed support for entrepreneurs.
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Current tenants of the Venture Out Business Center are:
Jefferson County Board of Realtors
Home Care Home
Ohio River Valley Food Venture
Prairie Mutts LLC
United Industrial and Welding
Mad City CrossFit
Beltone Hearing Center
Cornerstone Community Fellowship
Indiana Wesleyan University
The VOBC has a specialized area for food entrepreneurs, a shared-used commercial kitchen called the Ohio River Valley Food Venture. For information, call manager Helen Cope at (812) 273-6510.
VOBC is also available for social rentals. Please call Helen Cope at (812) 273-6510, to reserve a room for your graduation party, family reunion, wedding reception, or training classes. Venture Out has flexible space for all types of gatherings.
“Venture Out Business Center is a good place to center everythingfrom a strategic standpoint. Everyone knows where it is located, the rent is cheaper than most places, and the building and the people are very professional.”