Mountain BizWorks offers one-day business planning workshop in June

May 07, 2013

Entrepreneurs that are ready to turn a business idea into a business plan should attend one of three upcoming one-day workshops presented by Mountain BizWorks. Choose from three workshops in three locations — Friday, June 7, in Sylva; Thursday, June 13, in Bryson City; or Thursday, June 20, in Hayesville. All workshops are from 8:30 a.m. to  5 p.m.
“Foundations in a Day” participants will learn the business planning process in an accelerated version of the time-tested Foundations business planning course. Participants will study start-up and overhead costs, profit goals, cash flow, marketing, and learn about necessary licensing and record keeping. Throughout the day, attendees will also learn about the requirements of entrepreneurship and receive direct, supportive feedback on business ideas. Individuals starting or operating agricultural enterprises will receive an additional industry-specific resource packet. 
Entrepreneurs who take time to build a business plan are better prepared to respond to the issues and challenges they will face in their businesses. Both prospective and current entrepreneurs can learn from this one-day intensive workshop.
Under the umbrella of WNC rural enterprises, municipalities of all sizes serve as city centers for an assortment of business ventures exist in each community: food, agriculture, value added products, hardware stores, independent grocery stores, restaurants, small engine repair and hundreds of other businesses that make important contributions and uniquely define each rural community. At the core, agriculture plays an important role in rural economic development; it binds communities together in agreement, to the land and to the cultural heritage. For this reason, in its classes, Mountain BizWorks provides additional information for agricultural businesses, and encourages cross-pollination between the many different business types in each community.
For more information or to register, contact Ashley Epling at 253-2834, ext. 27 or
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