Entrepreneur Series - Garden City

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SBA Michigan District Office

Small Business and Technolgy Development Center offers Entrepreneur Series- register for all five classes for $169 and save!

Location:  Radcliff Center
1751 Radcliff St.
Garden City, MI  48235

Starting a Small Business
March 5, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or
April 9, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  
Are you considering self-employment, or at the beginning stages of starting a business? Delivered in a workshop format, this introductory session will help you assess your ability to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate the market and sales potential for your products. Discover resources available to help launch new ventures in Michigan.

Writing a Business Plan (3 Hours)  $40
March 7, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or
April 9, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 
Increase your chance for successful self-employment, or business launch by delving into business planning. Topics covered include: specifics of marketing, finance, legal, regulatory and operations issues; key components of information based planning and management; and the first steps for creating a business plan. Actual examples of effective business plans are used as course material.

Marketing Your Business (3 Hours)  $40
March 12, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 
Discover practical applications of marketing concepts designed to grow small businesses. Topics covered include: market analysis and research, target marketing, assessing competitors, and key marketing implementation tools. Examine a strategic, well-planned approach to marketing with several examples of effective hands-on marketing techniques that focus on creating and keeping customers. Discover resources available to help launch new ventures in Michigan.

Business Legal Issues (3 Hours)  $40
March 14, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.                            
Gain an understanding of different types of legal entities that are appropriate for structuring and starting a new business. Topics covered include: tax and liability issues, basic elements of a contract, collections, licenses, registrations, employment and property issues, leasing and insurance. Prospective business owners will be guided
in setting up the organizational structure that will help protect you from unnecessary legal challenges.

Financial Management (3 Hours)  $40
March 19, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.                            
Become familiar with the basics of financial management. Topics covered include: how to apply the information from key financial statements to help you manage your business; accounting language, including debits and credits; preparation of the balance sheet and profit and loss statement; cash flow analysis; and break even with specific small business examples.

Pre-registration is required for all events.
For details visit: http://www.schoolcraft.edu/bdc or www.misbtdc.org
Questions?  Call 734.462.4438