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Business-planning course for small business entrepreneurs

Published 9:31am Monday, February 18, 2013

FARE assists rural communities through lending and training. While honoring small town tradition and embracing new innovative methods, FARE of the Carolinas provides pathways for improved quality of life in rural communities that encourages diversifying streams of income. FARE understands the underlying importance of farm businesses, which in turn leads to the protection of a habitat in which healthy food systems can thrive. This understanding of the value of small towns and rural communities provides a new framework in which to support entrepreneurs with capital, training and resources.

Registration is now open for the eight-week course beginning Monday, March 4 from 6 – 9 p.m. at Carolina Foothills Chamber of Commerce, 2753 Lynn Road Suite A,  Lynn, N.C. Fees are based on a sliding scale.

For more information or to register, contact Ashley Epling at 828-253-2834 x 27 or, or course facilitator Carol Lynn Jackson at 828-817-2308 or

For a full schedule of upcoming courses and events throughout western North Carolina, please visit

– article submitted by Ashley Epling

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