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Business Owners Complete Business Plan Training, New Class Starts May 1 in Traverse City



New Class Scheduled to Start May 1 in Traverse City

TRAVERSE CITY, MI - Julie Hay, the owner of Red Fox Gardens flower farm in Elk Rapids, says it's both terrifying and exciting to start a small business. Hay says she learned a lot about starting a business by taking the businss plan writing class, offered by the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC), a program of Northwest Michigan Council of Governments.

“I would recommend this class to other aspiring business owners because I think it really helps to move one's dream from the idea to execution stage," said Hay. "In this class students  benefit from the experience and knowledge of the instructor as well as the feedback and support from others in the class."

The MI-SBTDC is offering another "Create Your Business Plan in Six Weeks" class in Traverse City to teach business owners how to develop a business plan. The class will start May 1 and will meet every Wednesday for six weeks. The classes will run from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. at the Michigan Works! Service Center, 1209 South Garfield.

The intense, six-week class is for highly motivated business owners and those opening a business in the next six months. Participants will meet weekly with a Certified Small Business Consultant, guest speakers and other business owners. During the class participants will also spend time developing a winning business plan that will include start up costs, cash flow projections, market research, marketing strategy, and more. Participants may also meet with the instructor outside of class for individualized work on their business plan.

The class will cost only $90 per participant thanks to a $360 scholarship from Michigan State University. Pre-registration is required. For more information call 231-922-3780.

The MI-SBTDC is a statewide business assistance program that provides one-on-one counseling, training and research support for Michigan small businesses. The Northwest Michigan Regional office is hosted by the Northwest Michigan Council of Governments.

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