Topic: Start-up Assistance

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.

CLASS IS LOCATED AT The Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center 2200 Kraft Drive Go Grow meeting room Suite 1050 Blacksburg, Virginia 24060

Please make payment by credit card at the end of registration, sending in a check prior to class, or stopping by our office and paying by check. Credit card payments cannot be accepted over the phone. We do not give refunds; however, if you miss class, you can attend another class at our Roanoke Regional Small Business Development Center locations. For questions please call Tom Tanner at 540-682-2103 (Roanoke) or Cheryl Keen Tucker 540-597-5526 (New River Valley)

Speaker(s): Cheryl Keen Tucker

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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Located at:  Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center- Co Gro Working Space 2200 Kraft Drive Suite 1050

Regional Small Business Suite 1350