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2008-02-13

SBDC to host So You Want to Start Your Own Business?

BEMIDJI, Minn. - Presentations covering the basic steps to starting one’s own business, coordinated by the Northwest Regional Small Business Center (SBDC), will be held later this month in Bagley, Minn. and Thief River Falls, Minn. The three-hour presentation will be given by Director of the SBDC Jorge Prince from 6-9 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 21 in Bagley and Tuesday, Feb. 26 in Thief River Falls.

The Bagley presentation will be held at the Community Education Center at 202 Bagley Ave. NW, while the Thief River Falls presentation will be held at Northland Community and Technical College, 1101 Hwy. 1 East.

The three-hour session will focus on feasibility, business plan basics, basic legal requirements and understanding the various aspects of financing a business.

The registration fee for the class is $40 per person or $60 for partners, which includes all materials, and is payable at the door.

The presentation will also be held in Bemidji on Thursday, March 6, but a location has yet to be finalized.

The Small Business Development Center is housed at the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation, an off-campus facility located at 3801 Bemidji Ave. North.

For more information on the presentation or to pre-register, please contact Shari Augustine at the Northwest Regional Small Business Development Center by phone at (218) 755-4255.

FOR YOUR CALENDAR
Feb. 21
- 6-9 p.m. - Northwest Regional Small Business Development Center presents, “So You Want to Start Your Own Business.” Location: Community Education Center; Bagley, Minn. Registration: $40 per person/$60 for partners; includes materials. Information: Shari Augustine; saugustine@bemidjistate.edu; (218) 755-4255.

Feb. 26 - 6-9 p.m. - Northwest Regional Small Business Development Center presents, “So You Want to Start Your Own Business.” Location: Northland Community and Technical College; Thief River Falls, Minn. Registration: $40 per person/$60 for partners; includes materials. Information: Shari Augustine; saugustine@bemidjistate.edu; (218) 755-4255.

About the Small Business Development Center
The Minnesota Small Business Development Centers (MnSBDC) provide no-cost, professional business consulting to small businesses on a variety of business needs. In the wake of a disaster, MnSBDCs work with small businesses to help them assess business and capital needs, including helping small business owners access federal disaster and other loans by assisting them with the required applications and supporting financial documents.

The Northwest Regional SBDC in Bemidji supports Beltrami, Clearwater, Hubbard, Kittson, Lake of the Woods, Mahnomen, Marshall, Norman, Polk, Pennington, Red Lake and Roseau counties and also has locations in Thief River Falls and Crookston.


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 bemidjistate.edu. Become a fan of Bemidji State University on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.