Free Workshop March 28 for Woodford County Entrepreneurs, Businesses

Mar 07 - Mar 29

(Versailles, KY) - Midway College's SIFE (Students In Free Enterprise) chapter, in cooperation with the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce, will conduct a workshop for small businesses (200 employees or less) beginning at 10 a.m., Wednesday, March 28 on the Midway College campus. The American Free Enterprise Small Business Solution Workshop will help entrepreneurs, managers, and professionals in solving the most common problems that small businesses face.

The workshop is the first phase of the Midway College SIFE chapter and U.S. Chamber of Commerce's American Free Enterprise Project Partnership. Midway’s SIFE chapter received a $2,500 grant to create an opportunity for working with local chambers of commerce, while educating local entrepreneurs.

According to the Kentucky Governor’s Office of Small Business, economic revitalization in Kentucky is directly related to the development of small businesses. Yet, the Kentucky Small Business Development Center says that 50% of small businesses close their doors within five years of opening. "Our SIFE team at Midway College is creating a platform for small businesses to leverage the experiences of successful entrepreneurs," said Dr. Marla Ashe, "to help Woodford County small businesses improve and expand.”

According to Dr. Ashe, the Small Business Solution Workshop will consist of:
• The March 28 Workshop
• A Small Business Networking
• One on One Consulting Sessions

The workshop is open to Woodford County
• Unemployed
• Entrepreneurs
• College Students
• Small Businesses with 1- 200 employees
• Middle-to-upper management
• Individuals who are interested in a career transition
• Individuals interested in networking with small businesses

The workshop will include lunch.

Although the workshop is free, reservations are required for lunch. Anyone interested in attending should email

Contact: Dr. Marla Ashe

SIFE Press Conference conducted by Amanda Volle and Deborah Hahn announcing the Small Business Solution Workshop - March 28, 2012 at the Woodford County Chamber of Commerce with Executive Director Tami Vater.

Midway logoAs Kentucky’s only college for women and as a forerunner in coeducational adult accelerated learning, Midway College empowers undergraduate and graduate students as leaders through a professionally-oriented liberal arts education.

SIFE logoSIFE (Students in Free Enterprise) is an international organization made up of students from around the world who make a difference in their communities through educational projects in market economics, success skills, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, and business ethics. SIFE gives students the opportunity to acquire skills in leadership, teamwork, and communication by learning, practicing and teaching the principles of free enterprise.