Registration is now open for a free How to Start a Business workshop set for 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, May 22, at the Small Business Development Center, 103 W. Pine St., Georgetown.
The content is for people wondering if they have what it takes to start their own business, or those who have entrepreneurial ideas but need assistance or financing to make them happen. Although the program is free, space is limited and preregistration is required.
“Once entrepreneurs take the class, the important next step is to register for our free one-on-one business advising,” said David Root, director of the Sussex County SBDC. “Advisors can assist with market research, writing a business plan or marketing plan, and for those who need financing, help develop a loan package.”
The workshop can help participants decide if they are conceptually, physically and financially ready to start a business. Workshop topics will include: exploring whether a particular business is the right one to start; risks involved in starting a business; types of business formation; licenses, legal and accounting issues; how to develop a business plan; creating a business timeline; and what business resources are available.
“Those who have been thinking about getting their business started can find the answers to many of their questions during this start-up workshop,” said Root. “As an example, each month we meet people who plan to take their hobby to a business, start a restaurant, open a retail shop or start a contracting business.”
For more information or to register, go to www.DelawareSBDC.org or call 302-856-1555.