FREE Small Business Classes this Spring!


The Village Enterprise Center (VEC) in collaboration with the Hilltown CDCSouthern Hilltown Adult Education Center and Jacob's Ladder Business Association is offering an ongoing series of classes and workshops aimed at helping entrepreneurs and small business owners start and grow their businesses in the Hilltowns!

Some of the classes being offered this spring at the VEC in Chester and the CDC in Chesterfield:

  • Graphic Design Fundamentals and Branding Identity: Your brand reflects what and how other people think about you, your company, your product, or your service. Learn how to make it shine!

  • Selling on eBay: With more than 100 million buyers, eBay is one of the world's largest online marketplaces. This class will help you start selling!

  • Grantwriting: Learn the basics on how to research and identify potential foundations and government funders that might be able to fund your project or program, as well as how to prepare and submit a grant to foundations.

  • Starting an AirBnB: Learn how to turn an extra room, apartment or cottage into additional income through short-term and vacation rentals on

  • Marketing Your Business: Learn the fundamentals of marketing and what it means to create a marketing plan. Leave with a basic marketing plan, as well as a few marketing pieces designed and ready to print or post!

For more classes and information check out the latest Hilltown Small Business Assistance Newsletter. To reserve your spot call the VEC at 413-354-1055 or email Michele !

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