Starting a Business WEBINAR

Topic: Starting a Business
Thursday, March 30, 2017 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM


ONLINE 1-hour WEBINAR version of "Starting a Business," which is the first in the series of Venture Start workshops. "Starting a Business" is designed for individuals who are considering self-employment, or who may be at the beginning stages of starting a business. This introductory seminar covers the process of starting and operating a business, evaluating market potential for products/services, costs and financing options, plus business planning for their products/services. Start-up costs, financing options, and business planning are introduced, along with necessary steps to getting started. This webinar is a 1-hour live audio and slide presentation of a 2.5 hour class so it moves quite quickly through the material. For those who prefer the original 2.5 hour classroom seminar, it is still available at various times and locations around the state.

FEE: There is no fee for the “Starting a Business” webinar but advance and separate registration for each individual is required.

WEBINAR TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENTS: Participants will need a fast Internet connection, a good working computer with microphone and speakers, and an up to date browser. Specific technology requirements are noted below under Technology Requirements.

REGISTRATION: Confirmation of your registration from MI-SBDC will include information on how the Webinar works, what to expect, and how to get set up and logged in.

HANDOUTS: Any associated handout materials will be emailed to attendees after the training as they are referenced for homework but not needed during the session.

Speaker(s): Marsha Lyttle, MI-SBDC Regional Director and Certified Business Consultant

This ONLINE WEBINAR is available to anyone located anywhere but the guidelines and resources refer to Michigan small businesses. It is provided by the MI-SBDC I-69 Trade Corridor Regional office located at Kettering University in Flint, Michigan. This region serves clients living/working in Shiawassee, Genesee, Lapeer, St. Clair, Sanilac, Tuscola, and Huron counties. If you are from a county outside this region, you can find your regional office on the directory at

For PC-based participants:
• Internet Explorer® 6.0 or newer, Mozilla® Firefox® 2.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Windows® 2000, XP, 2003 Server, Vista or Windows® 7
• Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection
• Minimum of Pentium® class 1GHz CPU with 512 M of RAM (recommended) (2 GB of RAM for
Windows® Vista)
For Mac®-based participants:
• Safari™ 3.0 or newer, Firefox® 2.0 or newer (JavaScript™ and Java™ enabled)
• Mac OS® X 10.4 or newer – Tiger®, Leopard® and Snow Leopard®
• PowerPC G4/G5 or Intel processor (512 MB of RAM or better recommended)
• Cable modem, DSL, or better Internet connection

Fee: Free

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