So, you want to be an entrepreneur? Maybe it’s an idea for a service you’d like to provide, a skill or competence you could offer to customers, a hobby you want to turn into a business, the desire to work for yourself … the motivations are many. If you are someone who’s been “noodling around” with the notion of starting your own small business, these courses are designed to guide you as you begin your entrepreneurial journey. Take them in sequence, or as needed. Each provides key information about starting your own small business.

Building Blocks to Starting a Business SB737
Questions! So many questions. This course is designed to help you ask the right questions, and find the right answers, to starting your own business. We identify the basic planning you’ll need to tackle as you start to shape your business idea into reality and help you understand how to prioritize the steps you’ll be taking, including naming your business, determining the type of legal entity you’ll select, developing a business plan, marketing, insurance, financial considerations and more. This course also provides information about valuable resources available to budding entrepreneurs. (3 hours)
Instructor: Ed Dolan, MBA, Kiva Intl. Business Group or Vicki Lynn Morgan Russmor Marketing Group
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60059 Mon Feb 18 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CRN 60060 Mon Mar 18 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CRN 60061 Mon Apr 15 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Business by the Numbers SB738
This course offers foundational information about important financial practices and planning, including key accounting and tax considerations, for the new business owner. Don’t be caught by surprise. This practical overview provides an understanding of how to strategically manage the financial aspect of your operation from the start, as you plan for your new business. (2 hours)
Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates or Ed Dolan, MS, Kiva Intl. Business Group
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60062 Tue Feb 19 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CRN 60063 Tue Mar 19 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
CRN 60064 Tue Apr 16 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Entrepreneur Assessment SB043
Are you considering becoming a business owner? Do you have the characteristics and fundamental skills to run a business? And, what are the types of qualities that may offer a better chance for business success? Find out if entrepreneurship is right for you. During the session, complete a self-assessment questionnaire to determine if you have the personal characteristics, the financial fitness and the business readiness skills to own a business. We’ll score, interpret and discuss results to provide a better understanding of your entrepreneurial profile. (3 hours)
Instructor: Karen Katcher, MBA, Katcher Associates
Registration is required.
Course fee: FREE
CRN 60065 Wed Feb 20 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CRN 60066 Wed Mar 20 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
CRN 60067 Wed Apr 17 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

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