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Set The Foundation

Wed 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Topic: Starting a Business

You’ve had the dream of owning your business for some time; you even have an idea for your business concept. Now, we’re giving you the blueprint. Using Rhonda Abrams 6-Week Startup, which is a step-by-step guide that every entrepreneur needs for successfully launching their new venture, making money, and being successful for years to come whether you’re a retail shop, small farm or agribusiness, service professional, or niche producer. Set the Foundation is following a comprehensive program that breaks down the many tasks of launching a business into six, manageable weeks featuring in-session work groups, class instruction, and guest speakers. This class is intended specifically for the first time business owner or even the owner of an early-stage existing business looking to improve operations, target markets, and address essential aspect of growing the business, to include: • Efficiently and properly laying the foundation in preparation to launch • Getting the information they need to make the big decisions ahead of them • Connecting them to a network of resource professionals • Developing their operational strategy • Determining what it means to finance their new venture This $450 class is underwritten by Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology and is available to individuals at a significantly reduced rate of $100 per person and facilitated by Certified Business Consultants from the Northwest Michigan Small Business Development Center in Traverse City. This class will meet from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM on Wednesdays - 2/13, 2/20, 2/27, 3/6, 3/13, 3/20. Preregistration & payment is required and can be completed online or by contacting the Northwest SBDC Regional Center at 231-929-5060 or at Networks Northwest.

Speaker(s): Facilitators: Annie Olds, Northwest SBDC Regional Director, and Joni Krolczyk, SBDC Business Consultant

Co-Sponsor(s): Crosshatch Center for Art & Ecology and USDA

Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made, if requested at least two weeks in advance. Please contact SBDC Northwest Region at 231-929-5060 or email to make arrangements. The Michigan SBDC program is partially funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration. All MI-SBDC programs or co-sponsored programs are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. *No refunds will be issued after January 31, 2019. **Online registration for this event will close at the start time of the first day of class.

Fee: $ 100.00

Phone: 231 929-5060


Northwest Michigan Works! (Traverse City)
MichiganWorks! Building
Conference Center
1209 S. Garfield Ave., Suite C Traverse City, MI 49686