The Piney Woods Entrepreneurship Network
will hold its first meeting for community members, small business owners, entrepreneurs and SFA students from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Fredonia Brewery.
Hosted by Stephen F. Austin State University’s Arnold Center for Entrepreneurship in the Rusche College of Business, this network brings together East Texans in an informal setting to learn from each other and promote new venture creation and growth inside and outside SFA.
“The network will bring together lawyers, accountants, bankers, investors, entrepreneurs and students once a month in a location somewhere in the region,” said Matthew Smilor, the center’s director. “It will be a good environment for new and experienced entrepreneurs, small business owners, community members and students to learn from one another.”
The Arnold Center for Entrepreneurship enables new collaboration among a variety of academic disciplines as well as new avenues for partnership with businesses and industry throughout the state. Part of ACE, the Small Business Resource Hub works to promote economic growth, innovation and expansion within the small business community. Our services for small businesses include loan proposals, marketing, retailing, advertising, budgeting, business planning and personnel management.