This business start-up course helps anyone become an entrepreneur. If you ever wanted to start a new business but do not know how to start or where to begin, this is the course for you! The course is broken into 4 days covering 10 sessions and each session is taught by an industry expert with many years of experience. A binder full of business resources and the lectures is also included with this course.
You will be able to participate in classroom discussions and “make mistakes” in a classroom setting rather than in the real world.
Each participant can take advantage of our free one-on-one business consultation services offered through the PACE Business Development Center and the Women’s Business Center. Upon completion of the program, you will have in hand a business plan, the proper business licenses and permits to get started, and business counselors to help you. Business start-up loans are available.
TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE:
- Keys to Being a Successful Entrepreneur
- Pros and Cons of Starting a Business
- Qualities of a Successful Entrepreneur
- Business Plan Writing
- Analysis of Your Market
- Marketing Your Business
- Customer definition
- Small Business Taxes
- Accounting and Record Keeping
- Cash Flow Management and Projections
- Legal Aspects
- Choice of Entity
- Licensing and Permits
- Intellectual Property
- Business Protection
- Insurance and Risk Management
- Financing Your Business
- Real World Experience from Instructors
- Network with classmates
- Access to Other Classes and Workshops
- Much, much more
Please note this program is on a first-come first-serve basis. If you know anyone that may benefit from this course, please feel free to share with them this information. Sign up early to ensure you have a spot! If you are a veteran, ask how to get a discount and rebate on this upcoming Entrepreneur Training Program ($150 value).
Class will meet on 8/28, 9/04, 9/06, 9/11 from 10:00am to 4:30pm. Please see FAQs for more details.