Welcome to the Columbia SBTDC
We at the Small Business & Technology Development Center hope this email finds you doing well. We are pleased to offer several training classes that are geared towards helping you start a business or making an existing business even better.
This offering will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will learn about the importance of planning, discuss basic legal and regulatory requirements such as legal structires, licensing, and tax form requirements. You'll also be introduced to marketing and financial basics which will enable you to determine your market and competitive strategy. An aspiring entrepreneur needs to walk through this process and do the work up front before investing hard-earned money to avoid making costly mistakes.
You'll leave this class with tools for personal assessment, such as startup cost estimation, financial statements and sales projections. You'll gain the basic knowledge to start a small business and be better able to make informed decisions.
Class scheduled for Wednesday, July 6th & August 3rd, from 5:30 to 7pm. Cost is $25. Register online or contact the SBTDC office at (573) 882-7096. Check, credit card and MU student charge accepted.