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Starting a Small Business - The First Steps

Date: August 3, 2020
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This 90 minute workshop will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture.  This workshop will guide you through 10 steps to start your own business and provide an in-depth reference guide. Program highlights include: understanding the challenges of business ownership, evaluating a business idea, estimating start-up costs, the need to plan, the importance of market research, understanding customers, identifying competitors and discussing the challenges of small business ownership.  This is a chance to get your questions answered and meet others facing the same challenges you are.

At the end of this learning experience, you will be able to:

  • Identify resources that will assist you in starting a business in Missouri.

  • Identify areas in which you need additional training or assistance for the operation of your business.

  • Find out if business ownership is for you!

*Event is free. Registration is required.