“Starting Your Own Business” workshop being held in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) would like to announce an upcoming workshop for those thinking about starting their own business. This workshop, titled ‘Starting Your Own Business,’ is aimed at helping future entrepreneurs turn their passions into a full-fledged business venture. The workshop will be held Thursday, May 24 at Springfield Regional Development Corporation office on Clinton Street in Springfield from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Starting a business can be challenging. The workshop, conducted by an experienced business advisor, is designed as a guide for the first-time business owner. Participants receive a comprehensive start-up workbook, handouts and resources in marketing, financing, management and operations. By the end the workshop they will be well informed about the tools and resources available to them and the next steps involved in launching a successful business. Register online for the workshop at www.vtsbdc.org under the training tab.

A few workshop highlights include how to use the “Business Model Canvas” to evaluate whether there is a viable business in the idea, identify target customers and a unique selling proposition, learn to register your business and apply for tax numbers. You will also take a practical look at start-up costs, expenses, sales forecasting and financing option. Participants will also learn how to pitch their idea and develop a business plan.

Vermont Small Business Development Center is a non-profit partnership of government, education and business, organized to help Vermont small businesses succeed. No-cost, confidential advice is provided to existing business owners and new entrepreneurs throughout the state. The local VTSBDC office is located at Springfield Regional Development Corporation. For more information visit www.vtsbdc.org or contact Debra Boudrieau at 802-885-2071 or dboudrieau@vtsbdc.org.

Vermont Small Business Development Center is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration. The support given by the U.S. Small Business Administration through its funding does not constitute an expressed or implied endorsement of any of the co-sponsors’ or participants’ opinions, products or services.

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