Learn About Starting a Small Business at Free Workshop Tonight

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job searchResidents who are interested in starting a small business are invited to a free workshop tonight, Wednesday, August 17, 2011 at the Neighborhood Resource Center.

“Small businesses are the engines of job growth, and are extremely important for the overall economic vibrancy of Long Beach,” Mayor Bob Foster said. “As a former small business owner, I know that starting a business can be intimidating. This workshop will help answer any questions future entrepreneurs might have.”

Workshop presenter Michael Daniel, Program Manager of the Long Beach Small Business Development Center (SBDC) hosted by Long Beach City College, will discuss:

  • What It Takes To Start A Small Business
  • Writing An Effective Business Plan
  • Financing
  • Marketing Strategies
  • Legal Structure – Is Incorporation Right For You?

Phil Jennings, Coordinator of the Business Startup Grant Program and Commercial Improvement Rebate Program, will talk about the business assistance programs offered through the City of Long Beach Neighborhood Services Bureau.

The Free small business workshop is, today Wednesday, August 17, 2011 from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Neighborhood Resource Center, 425 Atlantic Ave.

Free parking is available behind the building and on the street. Spanish and Khmer translation will be available. Residents are invited to bring canned food to donate to Food Finders to assist our Long Beach neighbors during the current economic crisis.

To RSVP or for more information, please call the Neighborhood Resource Center at 562.570.1010.

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