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Small Business Development Center offers two
business start-up seminars
Sept. 26, 2008 --
Business Development Center (SBDC) of Arkansas State University will
host a pair of workshops, Thursday, Oct. 2, including "Starting a
Business in Arkansas," from 1-4 p.m. and “How to Write a Business Plan,”
from 6-9 p.m. Both seminars will be held at the ASU Technical Center,
5504 Krueger Drive, in Jonesboro.
Susan Glasgow, ASU SBDC training coordinator, will be the guest speaker
at “Starting a Business in Arkansas,” while SBDC business consultant
Laura Miller will direct “How to Write a Business Plan.”
Registration for “Starting a Business in Arkansas” is $30. ASU faculty,
staff and students may attend at half price while veterans may attend at
no charge. Advance registration is requested.
This workshop, designed for anyone considering starting a business,
provides practical advice for the planning stage and determining the
feasibility of the business idea. Participants will study the major
steps crucial to starting a business, key issues that affect business
success and start-up requirements.
Also on the agenda are licenses, permits, taxes, and financing, as well
as discussions on avoiding common pitfalls of entrepreneurs.
Co-sponsors for the event are Jonesboro Regional Chamber of Commerce and
East Arkansas Planning and Development
the “How to Write a Business Plan” seminar,
the workshop teaches the entrepreneur how to develop a
business plan which helps define the concept, evaluate the competition,
determine risks and estimate costs incurred in business. This seminar
will explain and illustrate the business plan format.
Registration is $35 per person.
ASU faculty, staff and students may
attend at half price. Co-sponsors are East Arkansas
Planning and Development District and the Jonesboro Regional Chamber of
recommended that those hoping to start a business attend "Starting a
Business in Arkansas" before developing the business plan. A second
session of “Starting a Business in Arkansas” is scheduled for Oct. 27.
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