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Back-2-Work Business Development Academy Starts April 2016

The Jacksonville Transportation Authority’s (JTA) is pleased to announce the schedule for the Back-2-Work Business Development Academy. The free program kicks off on Tuesday, April 12 with the first of five independent sessions. All classes will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at different locations throughout the City. Each session will be presented by subject matter experts, including transportation industry professionals.

"JTA is excited to offer the 2016 Back-2-Work Business Development Academy,” said Nathaniel P. Ford Sr., JTA Chief Executive Officer. “Most small business owners struggle with marketing, government contracting, employee development and financial management.”

JTA has partnered with UNF’s Small Business Development Center to assist with developing a curriculum designed for small and disadvantaged business owners who desire to do business with local governmental agencies in Jacksonville. The Back-2-Work Business Development Academy is designed for small business firms with three or more years in business.

Tuesday, April 12, 2106 (Marketing & Branding)
• The Legends Center – 5054 Soutel Dr., Jax, FL 32208

Tuesday, July 12, 2106 (Government Contracting)
• Florida Department of Transportation Training Center – 2198 Edison Ave., Jax, FL 32208

Tuesday, October 11, 2106 (Team Building) • Enterprise Center – 1225 W. Beaver St., Jax, FL 32204

Tuesday, January 10, 2107 (Financial Management)
• Career Source – 215 N. Market St., Jax, FL 32202 Space is limited.

For additional information or to register for JTA’s Back-2-Work Business Development Academy, please contact Anita McGoogin at 904.633.8533 or