Small Business Education

Community Survey Templates to assess your community's Small Business Development Needs:

From Susan Odum, CED Educator

Shop Local: It's not just a Christmas Thing "Studies have shown a multiplier of as much as seven in larger communities, but for many of our areas, it may be more like a multiplier of one or two simply because there are not that many places any more to turn the money over and keep it going," Odum said. "However, everytime you do keep the money local, it supports the community, supports the tax base again and goes back into the community. When the money leaves, that multiplier is zero." Read more at

From Steve Groner, CED Educator

From Pam Schallhorn, CED Educator

Your Creative Business – Pam Schallhorn (CED Educator) Ready to turn your creative passion into a business? Are you an artist, musician, designer (any type), writer, specialty food producer, retailer or other creative type? This four-part series uses a unique teaching methodology to demonstrate business skills to the "right-brain" student. Learn to make money with your art and have fun doing it!