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Business Startup Series

Tue 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
6 sessions ending Tue, Nov 26
Topic: Start-up Assistance

After working with thousands of business owners each year, we’ve put together six courses that make up the critical business foundation all entrepreneurs need to know before starting a business. The series will take you through determining feasibility and legal structures; developing financial projections; obtaining a loan; accounting and bookkeeping processes; and attracting customers. Don't be intimidated, go ahead and take the first step. Learn from the experts. Week 1 • Starting Your Business- Tues., Nov. 12 from 5:30 – 8:00 PM You’ve got the idea. Now, learn the essentials you need to get started. Course covers taxes, licenses and entity selection for forming partnerships, LLCs and corporations. • Marketing Your Business- Thurs., Nov. 14 from 5:30-8:30 PM “Build it and they will come” is NOT a marketing strategy! This pivotal seminar will help you avoid the “Big Mistake” made by unsuccessful start-ups. Week 2 • Financing Your Business in Today's Economy- Tues., Nov. 19 from 5:30-8:00 In this course, an experienced SBA business loan specialist will teach you how to ask for a loan, get prepared for the bank and find money in a tight-fisted economy. • Basic Business Taxes- Thurs., Nov. 21 from 5:30 - 9 PM Every business must report taxes but how you pay depends on the type of business you have. Taught by a CPA. Week 3 • Business Plan- Mon., Nov. 25 from 5:30-8 PM Our expert advice simplifies conducting the research necessary to make strategic decisions and develop financial projections. Software and workbook included. • Basic Bookkeeping- Tues., Nov. 26 from 5:30-8:30 PM Learn how to properly classify and record basic business transactions. Included: 6 classes over 3 week period, 17 hours of instruction, handouts and software. Plus: By taking the course as a series you’re getting Business Taxes and Financing Your Business in Today’s Economy for free.

Speaker(s): Several

Fee: $ 185.00

Payment can be made online with Visa or Mastercard

Phone: 813.905.5829


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