Workshop for future entrepreneurs

SPRINGFIELD, Vt. – The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) announces an upcoming workshop for those thinking about starting their own business, to be held Thursday April 20 at the Springfield Regional Development Corporation 9 a.m.-1 p.m. This workshop, titled “Starting Your Own Business,” 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. You can register online 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 their good idea

·      Identify target customers and “unique selling proposition(s)”

·      Register their business and apply for tax numbers

·      Consider start-up costs, sales, expenses and financing options

·      Pitch their idea and develop a business plan, plus much more!

The 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 14 Clinton St. #7, Springfield. 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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