The Starting a Business workshop is intended for individuals in the beginning stages of starting a business, in need of accessing capital, or simply considering self-employment. Delivered in a workshop format, this introductory session helps aspiring entrepreneurs assess their abilities to lead and manage a company, as well as evaluate market and sales potential for their products/services. This comprehensive 2.5 hour workshop also incorporates the SBDC’s fundamental Writing a Business Plan workshop and fully covers topics such as determining concept feasibility, startup costs, financing options, the basics of business planning, along with other necessary resources to launch. The workshop features instruction by SBDC Regional Director and Small Business Consultant, Annie Olds, and is held in partnership with Northwestern Michigan College. The workshop is a pre-requisite to meeting with a SBDC consultant one-on-one. The workshop is being held at the Parsons-Stulen building on NMC’s Aero Park Campus, 2600 Aero Park Drive, Traverse City, MI 49686. There is no fee but pre-registration is required. For more information contact the SBDC at: firstname.lastname@example.org (231) 922-3780.