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NWSBDC to Offer Free Entrepreneurship and Start-up Workshop

BEMIDJI, Minn. (Nov. 18, 2011) — The Northwest Minnesota Small Business Development Center (NWSBDC), which is hosted by Bemidji State University, will be offering free workshops on how to start a business in Minnesota.

Workshops will be offered from 1-4 p.m. on Nov. 22 and again on Dec. 1, 8, and 15.  Register on the web at Pre-registration is preferred.

The three-hour classes provide information on starting a business, financing, feasibility of an idea, business plan essentials, and legal requirements for a business start-up. Participants will receive “A Guide to Starting a Business in Minnesota,” a reference book for entrepreneurs, published by “Positively Minnesota” and other valuable resources to aid in your business endeavor.

The NWSBDC is one of nine regional offices throughout the Minnesota to provide free, confidential, one-on-one, business consulting services to existing and start-up businesses on a variety of business topics. The NWSBDC is a federal, state, and locally funded program and is hosted by Bemidji State University.

To get more information about the NWSBDC or workshops the center offers contact Interim Director Jaimee Meyer at (218) 755-4255 or

About Bemidji State University Bemidji State University, located in northern Minnesota’s lake district, occupies a wooded campus along the shore of Lake Bemidji. Enrolling more than 5,000 students, the University offers more than 50 undergraduate majors and nine graduate programs encompassing arts, sciences and select professional programs. The University is a member of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system and has a faculty and staff of more than 550. University signature themes include environmental stewardship, civic engagement and global and multi-cultural understanding. For further information about the University, visit Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.