This seminar series provides the tools and skills necessary to start and operate a business. Topics include: how to start, marketing, sales, financing, legal issues, record keeping and taxes, and insurance.
$30 per seminar or pay $105 and SAVE $75 when you register for the series of seven seminars. After attending this series, each attendee will be awarded a certificate of completion. Please see our calendar for our seminar schedule.
Series of 7 Start-Up Seminars
All the seminars in this series.
A NO-COST, three-hour seminar designed to help entrepreneurs understand what it takes to start a business. Topics included business plans, legal forms of business, and licensing requirements.
Next Seminar: June 13 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A three-hour seminar describing the financing options available for small business owners. Topics include bank loans, SBA guaranteed loan programs, private investment and venture capital.
Next Seminar: May 9 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A three-hour seminar providing an overview of the marketing process for a small business. Topics include identifying your target market, advertising, publicity, and marketing budget.
Next Seminar: May 23 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bookkeeping and Taxes Basics
A three-hour seminar providing the basic record keeping and tax preparation for your small business. Topics included chart of accounts, federal & state tax requirements, sales tax and tax decisions.
Next Seminar: June 15 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A two-hour seminar reviewing the types of business insurance, how to keep insurance premiums low, and how and where to locate a good insurance agent.
Next Seminar: June 12 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A three-hour seminar presenting common and costly business legal mistakes. Topics include contracting, partnership and shareholders agreements, employee issues, business growth and selling your business.
Next Seminar: July 10 | 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Business Plan Writing Made Easy
This seminar provides a simple and realistic approach for the serious entrepreneur who is ready to write that winning business plan. From identifying your target market to financial projections, this workshop will guide you through outlining the key sections of the plan, making the writing process easy. An overview of the “Ultimate Business Planner” software is presented at the end of the seminar. Attendees can bring laptop computers. Software is an additional $30 if selected (a $99 retail value).
Next Seminar: May 30 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
*Dates and times are subject to change