Free Workshops offered for Small Businesses in Ferguson, Dellwood and Jennings

North County Incorporated (NCI) in partnership with the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and the St. Louis Regional Chamber is a hosting a series of free Building Blocks for Small Business Growth Workshops in May. This series of workshops will be held at the St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley. All for-profit businesses in Ferguson, Dellwood and Jennings are eligible to participate at no charge. These hands-on workshops are meant to support small businesses with necessary tools to grow their business. Workshops focus on business planning, legal and insurance guidance, financial literacy, effective sales techniques, and marketing.

Registration is required. To register please email Valerie Zimmerman at North County Inc. at For additional information, visit our website at

Business owners in Ferguson, Dellwood or Jennings that attend at least five different workshops and complete a business plan will have the opportunity to pitch a plan to improve their business to a panel of area business leaders. If chosen, they will receive additional assistance to help implement their plans. Special thanks to the Reinvest North County Fund, Regional Business Council and U.S. Bank for providing funding to help our small businesses.

North County Incorporated is a regional development organization, which acts as a catalyst to define and advocate economic and community development for North St. Louis County. NCI was established in 1977. The Board is composed of community leaders and business owners. Dan Boyle, Esq. of The Boyle Law Firm LLC. is the current Board of Directors Chair. For more information, visit

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership’s mission is to lead in the development and growth of long-term diversified business and employment opportunities by creating innovative solutions that generate increased wealth and enhanced quality of life for the citizens, businesses and institutions of the St. Louis region. For more information visit

The St. Louis Regional Chamber is a broad community of leaders united for economic prosperity throughout the entire St. Louis bi-state region. Our aspiration is for St. Louis to be one of the Top 10 U.S. regions in prosperity. We will win on today’s regional strengths in focused economic clusters. We will champion a better tomorrow through greater educational attainment, economic inclusion, entrepreneurship and innovation. For more information, visit



North County Incorporated

8225 Florissant Rd., Suite 11
St. Louis, MO 63121
phone: (314) 895-6241


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