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Starting a Business Workshop - Manistee

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 is held in partnership with Baker College of Cadillac, is co-hosted by the Manistee Area Chamber of Commerce, features instruction by an SBDC Certified Small Business Consultant Joni Krolczyk, and is a pre-requisite to meeting with an SBDC consultant one-on-one. There is no cost to attend; however, pre-registration is required. The workshop is being held at the Manistee County Education Center at Munson Healthcare Manistee Hospital, 1465 East Parkdale (US-31). For more information, contact the SBDC at or (231) 929-5060. 

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