* Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship
* Krannert School of Management

January 8, 2009

Purdue to launch entrepreneurship assistance clinic

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue University's Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship this spring semester will offer free consultations to students, faculty and staff interested in starting a business.

The Entrepreneurship Assistance Clinic, located in Room 231 of the Burton Morgan Center in Purdue's Discovery Park, opened during the week of Jan. 12 as a resource for aspiring entrepreneurs and small-business owners. Hours during the semester are Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. The clinic will be closed during the Spring Break week of March 16-20.

Graduate students from the Krannert School of Management's Master's of Business Administration program will staff the clinic. Advising and business mentoring services will be made available to those looking to start a company and those with existing small businesses.

"Our hope is that students and the Purdue community will benefit from the clinic," said Ken Kahn, director of the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship and Purdue's Kauffman Campuses Initiative, a national entrepreneurship support program. "Clinic staff will assess the needs of visitors and determine whether professional guidance in business creation and growth is warranted. If so, future visits can include free consultations with local entrepreneurs, consultants, lawyers, accountants and financers."

For more information, including hours of operation, contact the Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship at (765) 494-5831, Information also is available online at

Writer: Tanya Brown, (765) 494-2079,

Contact: Phillip Fiorini, Discovery Park communication and marketing, (765) 496-3133,

Source: Kenneth Kahn, (765) 494-6400,

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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