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Individuals, Businesses Encouraged To Attend 'Thrive, Not Just Survive' Event at Collin College

January 7, 2009 - Are you thinking it's time to reinvent yourself, discover a new job, build-up a few recession-proof skills or start making a new career plan for tomorrow?

Or maybe you run a business and need to learn how to do more with less, close every sale and maximize your profits?

If so, make it a priority to attend "Thrive, Not Just Survive," a free, four-hour information-packed workshop from 8 a.m.-noon on Wednesday, Jan. 28. The event will be held at Collin College's Courtyard Center for Professional and Economic Development, 4800 Preston Park. Blvd. in Plano.

Headlining the workshop is keynote speaker, Dr. Terry Clower, associate director, Center for Economic Development and Research at the University of North Texas. Dr. Clower, a workforce development and trend expert, will report on the state of the economy and on what local businesses and individuals can expect in 2009.

Additionally, participants will enjoy a number of free breakout sessions covering such topics as the latest in career strategies for the individual seeking a career change; or real-world marketing activities entrepreneurs can use to increase sales.

The event, co-sponsored by the Collin College's Continuing Education and Center for Workforce and Economic Development, Collin College's Business Solutions Group and the Collin Small Business Development Center, will include continental breakfast, networking opportunities, and concrete tools that will help attendees make specific changes to ensure their business and individual success despite the economic climate.

Space is limited to 100 attendees. Early registration is highly recommended. To register and for more information about the breakout sessions, visit or call 972.985.3770.

The Collin SBDC is a partnership between the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Texas, and Collin College. Through this partnership, one-on-one, confidential consulting is provided at no charge, as well as workshops and seminars, on topics that are essential to business success.

Collin College serves more than 46,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degree and certificate programs. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development.