Starting Your Own Business workshop, Dec 19

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START YOUR OWN BUSINESS – WORKSHOP December 19th in Williston

The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) will hold a 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 Tuesday, December 19 at Vermont Technical College in the Workforce Development/Continuing Education Conference Room - Williston Campus from 9 am to 1 pm.

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. The price of the workshop is $129 to attend and you can register online at is external) 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! 

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. 

VtSBDC 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.

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 - 9:00am