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The plan before the business plan

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MCC's Entrepreneurship program is one of the College's fastest growing and is taught in a REAL mode—generally no tests. Work done in any of six regularly offered courses that run both on campus and online are specifically designed to mirror REAL tasks that REAL entrepreneurs either need to do or know about. Courses attract both those interested in new startup planning AND those already actively engaged in business seeking knowledge and assistance.

Although MCC launched its Entrepreneurship program in 2006, it is now one of the largest educational providers of entrepreneurship education in Nebraska.

One of the program's recent graduates is seeing his dreams come to fruition. Mike Mike McKamyMcKamy will open Little Waves Family Swimming School in September 2012.

"The training and guidance I received while enrolled in MCC's Entrepreneurship program prepared me to write a 33-page business plan that was approved by the Small Business Administration with no questions," said McKamy. "Plus, the plan was approved a week sooner
than anticipated."

The bank shared that it was the smoothest loan committee in a long time all due to his very
complete business plan submitted, research done
and financials created.

"I told the bank it was all due to my completing MCC's program and having been walked through the process."

With the opening of the school, McKamy, a computer analyst, is returning to his passion. He has been involved with swimming for more than 40 years, beginning when he was just seven years old and a member of the Waterloo, Iowa, swim team. He went on to swim competitively in high school and college. McKamy has coached every level swimmer from beginning lessons to the national level, including four swimmers who competed in numerous U.S. Olympic Team Trials in swimming.

Find out more about the 5,000-square-foot swim school, located at 17602 Wright St. (176th and Center streets) in the Legacy Village Shopping Center, at

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