Starting a Business: The First Steps

jul 24 |

aug 28

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

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Event Details

Jul 24 2018 | Aug 28 2018

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Plaster Free Enterprise Center
405 N. Jefferson Ave.
Springfield, MO
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This two-hour offering will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture.  Participants will assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, learn about the importance of planning, discuss legal and regulatory requirements and identify sources of funding.

Course Objectives:

At the end of this learning experience, you will be able to:

  • Identify resources that will assist you in starting a business in Missouri.
  • Identify areas in which you need additional training or assistance for the operation of your business.
  • Find out if business ownership is for you!   
This workshop is designed specifically for those who are thinking about starting a business. The workshop will examine the importance of planning, legal and regulatory requirements, and identify sources of financing.  Program highlights include: evaluating a business idea, estimating start-up costs, identifying competitors and customers, and discussing the challenges of small business ownership.