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May 2014 Ready, Set, Start Your Business Workshops


COOS BAY, OR – Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Small Business Development Center (Southwestern SBDC) is offering people a chance to explore their dreams of starting a business. The Southwestern SBDC is offering a workshop titled “Ready Set Start Your Business” each week in May 2014.

The two-hour workshop provides information on important steps that can contribute to a new venture’s success. Participants learn about licensing, business structure, financing, business planning, a personal readiness checklist, business resources and more.Handouts are informational and provide all the contact information needed to register a business and get started.

The workshop is designed to answer general questions. If, after completing the workshop, you are interested in pursuing your new business idea, the Southwestern SBDC can set you up with a business advisor to discuss specific questions you may have that pertain directly to your venture.

The "Ready Set Start Your Business" workshop is scheduled on a variety of dates and times throughout the month. Participants can choose from any one of the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 6th from 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Monday, May 12th from 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Thursday, May 22nd from 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Friday, May 30th from 9:00am-11:00am

A fee of $20 per person covers materials. Preregistration is required. The workshop will be held in North Bend at The Business Center (2455 Maple Leaf). To register go to www.BizCenter.org. Contact the Southwestern SBDC at 541-756-6866 or email Mary Loiselle at mloiselle@socc.edu for more information.




Published Apr 22, 2014

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