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Business Basics: Starting and Growing Your Business

MSBDC Western Regional Office
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Business Basics: Starting and Growing Your Business
Learn the whole nine yards of starting a business! This free workshop will focus on business fundamentals, from start-up considerations to business plan development and funding sources. It will help entrepreneurs write a business plan and provide structure to starting/managing their venture. This workshop is appropriate for anyone who wants to start a business and existing business owners looking for guidance on creating a business plan and securing financing to grow their business.

Topics will include: introduction and need for planning; basic business plan format; choosing your legal form of organization; marketing, market planning and research; cash flow projections; financial statements; and financing.

In addition, there will be an overview of the U.S. Small Business Administration's programs and services. The presentation will help you gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses, and will include capital, counseling and contracting information.


Anita Eliason, senior business advisor with the Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network, Western Regional Office
Oreste Varela, branch manager of the U.S. Small Business Administration, Springfield Office
Pre-registration is required. Register online with link below.

Date: Thursday, June 7, 2018
Time: 8:45 - 11:30 a.m.
Location: Franklin County Community Development Corporation, 324 Wells Street, Greenfield
Cost: No charge
Contact: Lynn Shedd at lshedd@msbdc.umass.edu or 413-577-1768