Valparaiso session set for business feasibility

2013-02-19T12:39:00Z Valparaiso session set for business feasibilityContributed by NW-ISBDC nwitimes.com
February 19, 2013 12:39 pm  • 

VALPARAISO | The Northwest Indiana Small Business Development Center is presenting its business feasibility workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday March 19 at the Regional Development Company, 1757 Thornapple Circle.

The workshop is a first step toward owning a successful small business and it aims to help entrepreneurs evaluate their business ideas, prepare a sound business plan, manage expectations and increase chances of accessing capital.

Workshop topics include: identifying personal objectives, skills and resources; describing your business idea and requirements; developing a sales forecast; identifying start-up expenses; estimating your operating budget; and analyzing your feasibility results.

The cost of the workshop is $25 and pre-registration and pre-payment are required. To register, visit www.nwisbdc.org, click on seminars and events, the workshop, and follow instructions or call 219-644-3513.

The workshop is based on the ISBDC's A Sound and Proven Path Towards Launching Your Own Business Workbook, available at all ISBDC offices. A free copy of this 60 page step-by-step workbook will be distributed to participants and used during the class.

Following the course, NW-ISBDC advisors will be available for no-cost one-on-one business consulting, which includes market research and financial diagnostic reports, to help new entrepreneurs implement their strategic plans and provide ongoing guidance as they grow their businesses.

Besides in-person seminars, potential entrepreneurs can also follow a self-guided workshop online via the Web site for $25. Visit www.nwisbdc.org and click on “Seminars & Events” and “Starting a Business.”

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