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Frostburg State University Small Business Resource Center Opens to the Public.

Local business owners and those needing assistance in establishing a business can now find resources through the Business Resource Center at Frostburg State University.

The Center, located on the ground floor of the Guild Center, provides access to software and reference materials to help entrepreneurs learn more about planning for a business, managing their business, and growing their business.

Dr. Keramat Poorsoltan, Professor of Management in the College of Business and a director of the Trident Initiative for Entrepreneurs, says the center is a valuable tool to help individuals learn more about operating and business. “Entrepreneurs are not born; they also learn,” he said. “Most entrepreneurs are like most of us.”

Through grant from the Coleman Foundation, Frostburg has established a number of outreach programs through the Trident Initiative to encourage entrepreneurism and small business development in Western Maryland, including an annual academic conference and the creation of the Business Resource Center.

Among the reference materials available at the Center are books on how to start various businesses, financial and market data, and directories of where further information can be found. Among the software available is a business simulation program. Using various scenarios, a user can follow the success or failure of an idea without risking any money. The Center will also be used by FSU students, especially those in courses such as the Student Business Initiative, where students plan, organize and open their own businesses.

For more information, contact Poorsoltan at (301) 687-7498.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call (301) 687-4102, TDD (301) 687-7955.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589