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Starting a Business: The First Steps

Thursday, February 15 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm • Organized By Small Business & Technology Development Center
500 E Walnut Street Ste. 103, Columbia, MO 65201


This training will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will learn about the importance of planning, discuss basic legal and regulatory requirements such as legal structures, licensing and tax form requirements. You will also be introduced to marketing and financial basics which will enable you to determine your market and competitive strategy. An aspiring entrepreneur needs to walk through this process and do the work up front to avoid costly mistakes before investing hard-earned money. You will leave this class with tools for personal assessment, startup cost estimation, financial statements and sales projections. You will gain the basic knowledge to start a small business and be better able to make informed decisions.

Jessica Yates
Small Business & Technology Development Center
(573) 882-7701
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500 E Walnut Street Ste. 103
Columbia, MO 65201
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