Need Help Starting a New Business?

The Business View – April 2016 / News You Can Use4-2016 BV_new business

Have you recently opened your own company? Are you thinking of starting a business? Know someone who did, or is? If the answer is yes, there’s a new resource designed to help new entrepreneurs and prospective ones tackle the process of starting a business topic by topic.


New Business Outreach is about “learning from other people’s mistakes,” says J.C. Smith with WebSouthEast. He founded the program, which is supported by the Mobile Area Chamber.


Each of the ongoing one hour sessions will feature a specific topic, such as capital formation, recruiting talent, marketing and sales, taxation and more. Participants will walk away with action items and connections to subject matter experts.


Smith will lead from experience. Before WebSouthEast, he started and sold two businesses and was a member of 1702, another Chamber-supported program with a focus of helping established entrepreneurs grow their businesses.


While at 1702, Smith decided to create something similar for entrepreneurs who were just starting out.


“We think this program will help new businesses overcome common pitfalls and give them the tools that are critical to achieving success sooner rather than later,” says Danette Richards, the Mobile Area Chamber’s small business development director.


For more information on meeting dates and joining the group, contact Smith at or visit


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