Hinds Community College in Raymond, MS is partnering with The Montgomery Institute in Meridian to offer a training course to designated dislocated workers in how to become entrepreneurs with the potential of starting their own business.
MyBiz is now in its third phase of work out in the communities of the community college district to promote small business development and an entrepreneural spirit among citizens.
Studies show more jobs being created by small businesses in American and especially in small rural communities like those found in Hinds, Rankin, Warren, and Claiborne Counties which make up the Hinds Community College district.
"The idea is to convince people that developing a small business is one alternative to employment in traditional sectors", says James Bennett of the HCC Small Business Development Center on the Raymond and Rankin Campuses. Bennett is currently serving as the MyBiz project coordinator and instructor in the training course.