Jan 27 2011

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SBDC to offer entrepreneur class

The Kilgore College Small Business Development Center (SBDC), will offer entrepreneurs an eight-part course, “How to Start and Operate a Business in East Texas.”
The course will be offered from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday evenings, Feb. 10 through April 7 at KC- Longview’s Hendrix Building, Room 107.
A certificate of completion will be presented to each student completing all eight classes, and the course has been approved for CEU (Continuing Education Units).
“If you are looking to start a small business or learn how to successfully operate a current business, this course is for you.  After 19 years of offering this course in East Texas, many people have found the guidance and direction to successfully operate a small business,” Bunt said. “This course has a high success rate among small business owners.”
This course will cover eight sections on the proper operation of a business, which includes a variety of topics important to small business start-ups and existing businesses.  From making the initial decision to starting a business, to planning for your company’s tax savings, this course will help you with opening a business, as well as keeping that business running as efficiently as possible.
“The classes are led by local East Texas professionals who excel in

their business field.  New and established businesses join the class each year to learn the latest training on small business basics,” said Melanie Northcutt, SBDC Training Coordinator. “They also gain knowledge in advertising strategies, tax and corporate law, insurance policies, financing programs, marketing trends, government forms and filing requirements, bookkeeping basics and much more.  These fields are constantly changing so it is a great opportunity for business owners to stay what whithout is used for informed and up-to-date.”
Tuition for the course is $99 which includes an entrepreneurial startup guide and all course materials.  Seating is limited and early registration is recommended.
To register by telephone with a credit card, or to receive more information on this and all SBDC training programs, call the SBDC at (903) 757-5857 or (800) 338-7232.
More information is also on the SBDC website at www.KilgoreSBDC.com, or follow the SBDC on Twitter and Facebook with username: KCSBDC.
The SBDC is a partnership program with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

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