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Every business needs help getting started. Students in JC FLEX must have a school system mentor to guide them. Those who make it to Round 2 will also be assigned a business mentor. In addition to these two individuals, we thought the following resources would be helpful to all teams as they begin their respective businesses. We wish you all the best in making your dream business a reality!

Small Business Administration:

Business Plan Assistance

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. They have a step-by-step guide to developing a business plan. 

It is very important to know how much it will take to get your business up and running. Use this helpful guide from the Small Business Administration to aid you in your calculations.

Gray/JC Chamber of Commerce: Video on Marketing


Gray/JC Chamber of Commerce: Video on "Discussing Defeat"


Bplans contains the largest single online collection of free sample business plans. In addition, it has helpful tools and guides to help you manage your business better. You can click the link above to view sample business plans by category.

Gray/JC Chamber of Commerce: How to Create Your Financial Statements


Gray/JC Chamber of Commerce: Video on Customer Service


Original FLEX

Jones County adopted the concept of the FLEX program originated at Fitzgerald CCA. You can view several videos here to learn about their process. 

Promotional video delivered to students


Sponsor video for Fitzgerald Utilities and Irwin EMC


Example of Media Coverage 


Final Round of Competition

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