2017-02-14 / Local

Start Your Own Business workshop in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD — The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC)  has announced an upcoming workshop for those thinking about starting their own business. This workshop, titled "Starting Your Own Business," is aimed at helping future entrepreneurs turn their passions into a full-fledged business venture. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 3, at Springfield Regional Development Corporation on Clinton Street in Springfield.

  Starting a business can be challenging. The workshop, conducted by an experienced business advisor, is designed as a guide for the first-time business owner. Participants receive a comprehensive start-up workbook, handouts and resources in marketing, financing, management and operations. By the end the workshop they will be well-informed about the tools and resources available to them and the ‘next steps involved in launching a successful business. The price of the workshop is $129 to attend and you can register online at www.vtsbdc.org under the training tab.

A few workshop highlights include how to:

— Use the “Business Model Canvas” to evaluate whether there is a viable business in their good idea

— Identify target customers and “unique selling proposition(s)"

— Register their business and apply for tax numbers

—Consider start-up costs, sales, expenses and financing options

Pitch their idea and develop a business plan and more

Vermont Small Business Development Center is a nonprofit partnership of government, education and business, organized to help Vermont small businesses succeed. No-cost, confidential advice is provided to existing business owners and new entrepreneurs throughout the state. The local VTSBDC office is located at Springfield Regional Development Corporation. For more information visit www.vtsbdc.org or contact Debra Boudrieau at (802) 885-2071 or dboudrieau@vtsbdc.org.

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