The Lakeland Chamber is in search of new or existing businesses in the greater Lakeland area to attend our complimentary New Business 101 Program. This program is offered free of charge will begin Thursday, September 12, 2019 and will take place each Thursday after through October 3, 2019. This program will assist new business owners in preparing their businesses for their grand openings. You?re invited to attend the Lakeland Chamber of Commerce?s New Business 101 program. To secure your place, please click here. The Lakeland Chamber of Commerce will host four sessions that will help businesses finalize their business plans and gain valuable information from city and county ombudsmen, bank officials, marketing professionals and local business mentors before opening their doors. All new businesses that complete the courses will receive a complimentary 6 month chamber membership, as well as a SCORE mentor to assist them in their business venture. The course will also help new applicants by feeding them in to the chamber programs that will most benefit their prospective business.