As a former small business owner, with over 10 years of experience and three former businesses under her belt, CONNECT Claremore Program Manager, Kara Lenard knows that entrepreneurship is a passion that cannot be taught, however, the skills involved can be. According to the Kauffman Foundation's Indicators of Entrepreneurship 2019 Report, only 0.31% of the population started a new business in 2019. CIEDA realizes that entrepreneurs are self-motivated, creative and have strong leadership skills making them unique and extremely focused in their quest to succeed.
Before starting a business, it is important to understand and prepare for the challenges ahead. One-on-one consulting visits with Kara will allow individuals to walk through scenarios such as, feasibility, finding a market niche, writing business, financial, and marketing plans, and choosing an ideal location within the city that aligns with future development. To schedule a time to meet with Kara, email her at email@example.com or call the CIEDA office at 918-283-8240.
While it is impossible to determine which new businesses will succeed and which ones will not, access to resources such as the specialized training available through Northeast Technology Center, one-on-one consulting and market data provided by CONNECT Claremore, in addition to networking opportunities like that offered by Claremore Collective makes Claremore, Oklahoma an ideal place to turn dreams into a reality.