Registration Deadline: 5/4/2016 12:00 AM (EDT) - 12 places remaining
Point of Contact: Peggy Cenova (765) 282-9950
Center: East Central ISBDC
Instructions: Registration and prepayment required. *We require many of our clients in business for less than one year to attend an ISBDC business overview workshop before tapping into ISBDC market research, financial diagnostic, and business consultation resources. Because most of our funding comes through tax revenues, we have the responsibility to maximize every dollar. By having a "first-step" requirement, we demonstrate to taxpayers that the business owners we work with have a commitment to education and growing their business.
This workshop is your first step towards small business ownership success. Every successful business is built on a solid foundation. This class will help you evaluate your business idea with the end in mind. Prepare yourself to create a sound business plan, manage expectations, and increase your chances of accessing capital. This workshop is based on the ISBDC's A Sound and Proven Path Towards Launching Your Own Business Workbook, available at all ISBDC offices. A copy of this step-by-step workbook will be distributed to participants and used during the class. Following this course, ISBDC Business Advisors located in your region will be available for free one-on-one business consulting. This includes market research and financial diagnostic reports to help you implement your strategic plan. Advisors also provide ongoing guidance as you grow your business. The workshop will help you: 1) Identify Personal Objectives, Skills, and Resources 2) Describe Your Business Idea and Requirements 3) Develop A Sales Forecast 4) Identify Start-Up Expenses 5) Estimate Your Operating Budget 6) Analyze Your Feasibility Results