Back to the Basics: Business classes slated

Having “control over their own life, time and activities” is the single biggest reason why people decide to start a business. Posted Jan. 17, 2014

Having “control over their own life, time and activities” is the single biggest reason why people decide to start a business. Accomplishing this goal requires more than this desire for freedom from the world of working for others. It requires time, effort, planning and good, old-fashioned hard work! SCORE, Counselors to Americans’ Small Business, is offering a series of training sessions entitled “Back to the Basics” that will help you open the door to “business ownership” or work smarter in your existing enterprise!

The first in the series of workshops will be held at 7 p.m, Thursday, Jan. 16 in Meeting Room C in the lower level of the Bismarck Public Library, 515 North 5th Street in Bismarck.

Additional sessions are scheduled for Feb. 20, March 20, April 17 and May 15. Each presentation will offer a session on The Business Plan, which will be led by Carol Anderson, SCORE member and former instructor at UTTC in Bismarck. The second presentation on Jan. 16 will offer assistance and information from the North Dakota State Tax Department.

While The Business Plan is offered each month, a different topic will be highlighted in following months. In February the topic is How to Secure Financing for your Business; in March Insurance for Your Business will be discussed. The April topic is Keeping Good Business Records and in May the North Dakota Secretary of State’s Office will highlight Business Registration and state business regulations.

SCORE is a volunteer organization that is dedicated to helping the small business community through no-fee mentoring and business counseling. They work in partnership with the SBA to promote the growth and success of small business owners across North Dakota.

Call the SCORE office at 328-5861 or email score365@btinet.net for information and to register. Pre-registration is requested and there is a nominal charge for the materials.

 







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