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Free Start Smart Workshop to be offered in Mason City  

The NIACC Pappajohn Center and the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is offering a free two-hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering starting a business.  At Start Smart, participants will learn how to create a business plan, do market research, consider different types of business ownership, and learn how to register a business.

Start Smart will be offered on Wednesday, June 14 from 10:00 am – Noon at NIACC Pappajohn Center, 500 College Dr. Mason City IA 50401 in Room #117.

The activities involved in starting a business fall under two broad categories—feasibility (the business plan) and administrative tasks. While we like to focus on the feasibility issue, Start Smart provides information and the chance to ask questions on numerous other topics including:

Business registration
Doing customer research
How bankers evaluate business concepts and loans
Start-up costs
Business plan tips
And more
After attending Start Smart, Small Business Development Center staff will be available to assist you in reviewing your business plan, or to provide guidance with other issues.
To register, contact Mary Spitz-SBDC office at NIACC: 641.422.4342 or mary.spitz@niacc.edu.

The Small Business Development Center is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities will be made if requested at least two weeks in advance. Contact Brook Boehmler, North Iowa Areas SBDC, at 641.422.4342. NIACC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, sex, marital status, disability, or status as a U.S. veteran.

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