Two workshops on how to start a business scheduled

If starting your own business is something you have been dreaming about, two upcoming workshops are designed to get you beyond the dreaming stage.

Aspiring entrepreneurs are invited to learn the basics of starting and owning a small business in workshops being offered in Paw Paw and Dowagiac.

Instruction in writing a comprehensive business plan that includes an executive summary, marketing, operations, management, sales and financials will be offered.

Those who complete the class will be encouraged to pitch their business plan to commercial lenders, loan guarantors, and service organizations at a Meet the Lender event, April 24 at Kinexus, 499 W. Main Street, Benton Harbor.

The workshop cost is $35 and registration is required. Please call 269.387.6004 or send email here.   

The workshops will be led by Small Business Development Center Business Consultant Bob Jones. He has helped successfully open 16 small businesses in the last year and is currently working with 80 additional clients through free one-on-one counseling. Such counseling is always available for those who want to start their own businesses and is particularly recommended for those attending the workshops.

The upcoming workshop in Paw Paw is set for 6 to 9 p.m., Feb. 19, at Michigan Works! Paw Paw, 32849 E. Red Arrow Highway. The workshop in Dowagiac is 6 to 9 p.m. at Michigan Works! Dowagiac 601 N. Front Street, Dowagiac.

The workshops are open to those across Southwest Michigan.

Source: Megan McCausland, Kinexus