Yes, The NEO economy is pretty tough, currently. Yes, it will get better. If you are one of the recently downsized, and are at a crossroads, maybe it is time to start at least thinking about some career alternatives. This Monday, over at Lorain County Community College there will be a panel of experts discussing this important topic:
The Self Employment Alternative
Exploring Business Ownership
Here is the pertinent information...
Is owning a business part of your short term or long term career strategy? Is entrepreneurship a career path that you would like to learn more about? Are you weighing the merits of owning your own business, or maybe purchasing a franchise? If you answered "yes" to any pf these questions, you'll want to attend the May 12th meeting of Transitions at LCCC.
On May 12th , a panel of experts will provide advice on starting and your own business.
They will provide real world advice on what it takes to develop and grow a successful business
and discuss what resources are available to guarantee success. The panel will include:
- Cliff Reynolds, the Director of the Great Lakes Innovation and Development Enterprise (GLIDE), a facility that provides support for emerging businesses with a focus on technology-based enterprises.
- Dennis Cocco, Associate Director at GLIDE. Dennis is responsible for developing
marketing and technology-based business strategies. Dennis’ responsibilities include
identifying and recruiting start-up companies to locate within GLIDE.
- Joel Libava, President, Franchise Selection Specialists Inc. Joel brings real world franchise industry experience to his clients, coming from a franchise management background in the automobile and restaurant/hospitality industries. Crain’s Cleveland Business calls him "The Local Franchising Guru."
- Paul Kukuca, the Executive Director of the Ohio SBDC at Lorain County Chamber of Commerce. The SBDC connects clients with business resources, provides one-on-one
counseling, and training to assist business development.
Transitions meetings feature short seminars on topics relevant to a successful job search, the sharing of job leads and support, and networking contacts. The group meets the second and fourth Monday of each month in Room CC 228 from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. To register for this session or for more information about Transitions, call 1-800-995-5222, ext. 4076, or 440-366-4076. Registrations can also be made online at http://www.lorainccc.edu/careers. Cyndi McCabe, a well known career transition expert, runs Transitions.