Have you ever dreamed of starting up your own small business? There’s a simple, and cost-free way of exploring that option with the “Basis of a Successful Start” workshop, being held next week in Marietta.
Pamela Lankford, of the local Small Business Development Center, says they started the monthly workshop fifteen years ago.
“We find that people really enjoy coming to the classes – it gives them a foundation on what it really means to be a business owner,” says Lankford. She adds that they cover topics including: different types of ownership, taxes, licensing requirements, developing business plans, identifying sources of funding, and determining if there is a need and customer base.
Lankford says the workshop can help those who may have the ‘Friends and Family Syndrome’. “As folks are floating their business idea out there, they ask family and friends who only give positive responses because they might not want to hurt anyone’s feelings – so this gives them another venue where they can get honest feedback from strangers on what they plan on doing.”
The workshop is Tuesday, August 28th, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Washington State Community College’s Library, at 710 Colegate Drive.
There’s no cost for the workshop, but registration is required and being accepted until 4 p.m. Monday. To register, call 373.5150 during regular office hours or email anytime, email@example.com.