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Venture Start: Business Start-Up Workshop in Traverse City Begins September 3rd


Business owners and individuals considering self-employment will learn how to start a business in workshops offered by the Michigan Small Business and Technology Development Center (MI-SBTDC) in Traverse City.

A “Venture Start” workshop begins Tuesday, September 3 and runs for four consecutive Tuesdays through September 24. The workshop runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the Parsons-Stulen building on NMC’s Aero Park Campus. The course will be taught by SBTDC Business Consultant Walt Muellenhagen and is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business.

The first session will provide an overview of what it takes to start your own business, help assess your readiness for business ownership and provide the basics for writing a business plan. Subsequent sessions will focus specifically on marketing your business, financial management, and business legal issues. During the workshops, expert guest speakers will enhance the learning experience with practical examples of business ownership and answer questions related to their particular area of expertise. Those participants desiring to have free one-on-one consultations with a business consultant will have the opportunity to register for this service

There is no charge to attend the workshop but pre-registration is required at: For more information contact Sharon Gordon at: 231-922-3780 or


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