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Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network

Basics of Starting Your Business

Thu 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM
Topic: Business Basics

Learn the whole nine yards of starting a business. This free workshop, presented by Anita Eliason, Senior Business Advisor, Massachusetts Small Business Development Center Network Western Regional Office, will focus on business fundamentals, from start up considerations to business plan development and funding sources. It is designed for owners of existing businesses as well as those who are planning to start one. The workshop will help entrepreneurs write a business plan and provide structure to starting/managing their venture. Topics will include: • introduction and need for planning • basic business plan format • choosing your legal form of organization • marketing, market planning and research • cash flow projections • financial Statements • financing Oreste Varela, Springfield Branch Manager, U.S. Small Business Administration will also present “The SBA Advantage” An Overview of SBA’s Programs and Services. This presentation will help you gain a better understanding of the various SBA programs and services available to prospective or current entrepreneurs who need assistance in starting or expanding their businesses, and will include capital, counseling and contracting information.

Speaker(s): Anita Eliason, MSBDC & Oreste Varela, SBA

Co-Sponsor(s): Franklin County Community Development Corporation

Fee: No Cost

Phone: 413-577-1768


Franklin County CDC
324 Wells Street Greenfield, MA 01301