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Small Business TIPS

Tools, Information and Preparation for Success


Cost: Free

These free sessions offer aspiring and current business owners an orientation to the Entrepreneurial Center, as well as an information-packed, dynamic discussion on the session topic and available resources.

Click on the session topic to learn more:
Low Cost, High Impact Marketing 
Financing Your Business: Loans and Beyond
Creating a Winning Business Plan 
Do It Yourself Market Research

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Upcoming Schedule:

Creating a Winning Business Plan
Summer 2014

Learn the basics of putting together a business plan and creating your roadmap to success. A winning plan will help you determine the feasibility of your business idea and access the financing you need to start and grow. Topics covered include:

  • Business plan outline
  • Plan mechanics
  • Marketing and organizational plan
  • Financial projections

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Do It Yourself Market Research
Summer 2014

Learn tips and practical tools to use when researching the market information you need to start and grow your business. We’ll review:

  • What you may learn about your business through research
  • Primary and secondary research methods
  • Data available on industry, market and competition
  • Available resources

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Low Cost High Impact Marketing
Tuesday, April 1, 9:30 am - 12 pm
Wednesday, April 2, 6 - 8:30 pm

Learn to market your business without breaking the bank. Participants will learn:
• 5 P's of marketing
• How to develop a marketing plan
• Online and offline resources
• Keys to success

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Financing Your Business: Loans and Beyond
Tuesday, May 6, 9:30 am - 12 pm
Wednesday, May 7, 6 - 8:30 pm

Learn to assess your business’ financing needs to start and grow your business. In this workshop, we’ll explore the types of financing available as well as potential sources of capital. Learn about:

  • Debt and equity financing
  • Hierarchy of financing sources
  • Cs of borrowing
  • Loan packaging and resources
Red Impact Bar