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SGA announces Small Business Day and Spiff Up The T events

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Emily Rose Thorne, Staff Writer

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There were few reports in the Senate meeting on Oct. 30 due to time constraints posed by the first Homecoming event of the week.

National Director of Small Business Day JR McNair, an entrepreneur who works at the Mercer Innovation Center as an advisor, presented to SGA about an event that will occur this spring.

McNair said that Small Business Day aims to help several hundred individuals launch companies. He said that 4300 small businesses and startups have already benefitted from the program.

“Between the ages of 22 and 30, entrepreneurship is at a forty year low,” McNair said. “By 2020, Forbes said that fifty percent of the population will be freelancers and contractors.”

An entrepreneur himself, he said that many young people have leadership skills and business ideas but need guidance when it comes to actually creating their startups.

Small Business Day is scheduled for April 7, 2018 at the Macon Marriott City Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. McNair is recruiting volunteers to facilitate the event.

Academic Affairs Committee Chair Sen. Alexandra Kirschbaum announced “Spiff Up The T,” a library renovation plan reveal that took place in Tarver on Nov. 1 at 1:30.

Refreshments were provided, and the first 300 students to arrive received a free t-shirt.

Student Life and Organizational Affairs Committee Chair Sen. Michael Smith said that the President’s Round Table event previously scheduled for Nov. 9 is now scheduled to take place on Nov. 30 at 5.

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