Charlotte City Hall
Charlotte, MI

Phone: 517-483-1921
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Business Plan

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Designed for individuals who want to increase their chances for self-employment success, this course covers business planning in detail. Specifics of marketing, finance, legal, regulatory issues, operations, market research and management are key components of this workshop. The first steps for creating a business plan draft will be included.
Speaker: Kellie Hanford, SBDC, Certified Business Consultant

Financial and Accounting

Wednesday, May 03, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
As an introductory seminar, the course covers the basics of financial management, including how to start an accounting system and how to apply the information from key financial statements to help you manage your business. Accounting language including debits and credits, preparation of the balance sheet and profit and loss statement are explained. Cash flow analysis and breakeven are also covered with specific small business examples.
Speaker: William Shetenhelm, CPA


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
For prospective business owners, this course is an introduction to the different types of legal entities that are appropriate for structuring a new business to help protect them from unnecessary legal challenges. Those already in business will learn about business liability issues, along with basic elements of a contract, collections, licenses, registrations, employment, property issues, leasing and insurance. Also covered is intellectual property including copyrights, patents, trademarks and privacy policies.
Speaker: Steve Nicholas, Nicholas Law Firm
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