CMU-ENACTUS Plans Second Annual Build-A-Business Event

Goal is to further boost small business in Howard County

A workshop for anyone interested in starting, revising, or expanding a small business in Howard County will be held on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 7-8, 2014. The Central Methodist University ENACTUS team, formerly known as SIFE (Students in Free Enterprise), will host the event it calls "Build-A-Business."

There is no cost to participate. The event is limited to the first 20 participants to register. Those interested can register online at, or call660-248-6250. Pre-registration is required for the event by Monday, February 3.

"We're excited to be able to continue to help with small business growth in this region," said project manager Katie Just, a CMU junior. "It's really awesome to see the progress that last year's businesses have accomplished, and we feel proud to have had a hand in those successes."

ENACTUS members will work alongside business professionals to help assist participants through a workbook designed to organize their ideas and develop a business plan. At the end of the workshop, participants will be asked to present their plan in front of a panel of business professionals. The winning plan will receive a $250 prize to help in executing their plan.

For the second year, this project is sponsored by a Wal-Mart Women's Economic Empowerment grant. Last year, CMU's Build-A-Business was recognized for its success in helping small businesses at ENACTUS Nationals by receiving an award given by Wal-Mart for having the third best executed project of the 75 teams who also received this grant.


Posted December 10, 2013