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2008-04-14

Is Your Business Idea a Good Idea? presentation on April 22

BEMIDJI, Minn. - A presentation entitled “Is Your Business Idea a Good Idea?” coordinated by the Northwest Regional Small Business Center (SBDC), will be Tuesday, April 22, at the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation (CRI).

The presentation will be held from 6-9 p.m. at the CRI, an off-campus facility located at 3801 Bemidji Ave. North.

How do you know whether your business idea is destined for success or failure? This three-hour workshop will focus on the fundamentals of creating a thorough feasibility study. Special attention is paid to market research techniques, defining your target customer, and obtaining and using demographic information.

Class fee of $40 per person includes materials. Spouses and business partners can attend for an additional fee of $20 per person.

The Small Business Development Center is housed at the Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation.

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

FOR YOUR CALENDAR
April 22
- 6-9 p.m. - Northwest Regional Small Business Development Center presents, “Is Your Business Idea a Good Idea.” Location: Bemidji State University Center for Research and Innovation; 3801 Bemidji Ave. N., Bemidji, Minn. Registration: $40 per person; includes materials. Spouses and business partners can attend for an additional fee of $20. 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.