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Learn Business Basics to Turn Ideas into Action

March 7 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Image: "Open Your Own Business" sign

We know that starting and running your own business is not an easy task. It takes resilience, flexibility, perseverance, and education. Yet for most entrepreneurs, running their own business provides them with the independent ability to put their ideas into action, experience the freedom to choose their own path, and to build community and sustainability.

This engaging and informative workshop provides you with start-up guidance and a general overview of elements to consider when starting and owning a business.

Topics include:

  • Business licensing requirements
  • Business loans
  • Business plan components
  • Business taxes
  • Financial readiness
  • Legal form of organization
  • Marketing messages
  • Target markets
  • Technology tools for business productivity

COST

Free West Center clients; $25 Coast Women in Business or Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce members; $30 general admission

INSTRUCTOR

Stephen “SteveO” O’Mara has been helping folks start and grow their businesses since 1995. Working in Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake and Sacramento Counties SteveO has advised entrepreneurs from all over the world. A business advisor, a professor and investor, SteveO says, “Business startup is simple. I explain it simply and share the lessons taught me by entrepreneurs like you. So tell me – what’s your “Big Idea?’.”

ABOUT WEST BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CENTER

The West Business Development Center (West Center) prepares entrepreneurs to adapt to rapid technology shifts, a mobile workforce, and the growth of customization. West Center supports Mendocino County small business owners and the communities they serve so they may thrive in the decades ahead. Established in 1988, West Center is a nonprofit 501(c) (3), with two locations: in Fort Bragg, California, and Ukiah, California.

To become a West Center client, visit Get Started, and an advisor will contact you to schedule a meeting.

Details

Date:
March 7
Time:
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Venue

West Business Development Center – Fort Bragg, CA
345 North Franklin Street
Fort Bragg, CA 95437 United States
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Phone:
707/964-7571
Website:
https://www.westcenter.org/