Business Start-up 101

Business Start-up 101

 

The workshop is a first step toward owning a successful small business and it aims to help entrepreneurs evaluate their business ideas, prepare a sound business plan, manage expectations and increase chances of accessing capital.
The workshop is based on the ISBDC’s A Sound and Proven Path Towards Launching Your Own Business Workbook, available at all ISBDC offices. A free copy of this 60 page step-by-step workbook will be distributed to participants and used during the class.

Topics include:

  •  Identifying personal objectives, skills and resources.
  •  Describing your business idea and requirements.
  •  Developing a sales forecast.
  •  Identifying start-up expenses.
  •  Estimating your operating budget.
  •  Analyzing your feasibility results.
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday June 22
Where: Regional Development Company, 1757 Thornapple Circle, in Valparaiso
or
When: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday July 12
Where: GreenCow Coworking, 5209 Hohman Ave., Hammond, 46320
Cost per workshop is $25. Pre-registration and pre-payment are required as payments are not accepted at the door.
or
When: 5:30 to 8 p.m. EDT Tuesday June 27
Where: Pulaski County Public Library, 121 S. Riverside Drive, Winamac, 46996
Special Event: This business planning workshop will also include details on how to build a sound business plan.
No cost: There is no fee for this specific workshop due to the help of the Winamac
Main Street Organization, Wander our Winamac.
More information: Email northwest@isbdc.org or call (219) 644-3513.

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