Are you considering starting a new business? Not sure what you need to do and what steps to take? Then Start Your Business Smart! Business Smart Start is an introduction to owning your own business. Topics covered include deciding on a legal entity structure, basic accounting and tax issues, steps you need to take for permits and licensing, steps to writing a business plan and basics of marketing and market research. We cover the nine steps to market research to determine if your business idea makes sense. Class is for individuals in business, thinking of starting a business even if it might be years in the future. The class is 3.0 hours long so these topics will only be briefly covered. Upon completing the class you will have the opportunity to schedule a one-on-one appointment with one of the professional business advisors in our office. We do not charge for our one-on-one sessions, the class is $20. Note: This class is being held in person at the Roanoke Regional SBDC. Physical address: 210 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke (Downtown). Please make payment by credit card at the end of registration We do not give refunds; however, if you miss class, you can attend another class. For questions please contact Tom Tanner 540-682-2103 or

Speaker(s): Tom Tanner

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Fee: $ 20.00

Please make payment by credit card at the end of registration. We do not give refunds, but if you miss class you may attend another one. Pre-registration is required.


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