Planning, Developing and Operating Successful Rural Business Incubators

This program explores the role of business incubators in economic development and how they are a tool of community development.  Participants discover some of the best practices that make for successful business incubation.  Go inside the operations of an incubator to see the major activities that are a must for incubator success.  Several critical issues discussed during the course of this workshop include: different types of incubators; incubators that best fit your community and market; understanding staffing and management considerations for the best overall operational success; long term sustainability; marketing, operations, economic development goals; and garnering necessary resources.  See if your community is ready for business incubation!