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SBDC StartSmart™
Creating your map to business success? We can help!

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Creating your map to business success? We can help!

Owning your own business is the American dream. Building it to withstand the test of time requires a unique set of tools. SBDC StartSmart™ provides the resources, support, and motivation to put your dream within reach. In just 8 three-hour sessions, learn to plan and analyze your vision by creating a thoroughly researched and tested business plan. All sessions are led by experienced SBDC facilitators who help create a unique and powerful learning experience.

SBDC StartSmart™ provides the tools to:

• Evaluate your concept and develop plans to move forward.

• Acquire a working knowledge of business fundamentals.

• Build an infrastructure for business operations and processes.

SBDC StartSmart™ graduates acquire:

• An actionable business plan.

• Access to financial and business resources.

• A network of entrepreneurial peers and professionals.

SBDC StartSmart™ covers these important topics in eight high-energy, interactive modules:

January 17 - Foundations for a Successful Business

January 24 - Marketing Analysis & Research

January 31 - Capturing the Market

February 7 - Efficient Operations

February 14 - Financial Foundations

February 21 - Financial Plan

February 28 - Bringing It All Together

March 7 - Implementing and Presenting the Plan

Tuition: $125 (Includes all 8 modules, food and workbooks)

Corporate support provided by: Citgo Petroleum Corporation, Frost Bank & Commissioner Marez

Room 141

Registration & Payment Deadline: Wednesday, January 10, 2018; 5:00pm (Registration is not complete until payment is made.) Seminar fee assistance is available for qualifying businesses.

Refund Policy: A full refund will be given if requested 24 hours prior to the start of the seminar/workshop. If there is a special circumstance and you are not eligible for a full refund, please call Monica Benavides at (361) 698-1021 to discuss other options. If the event is cancelled, all fees will be returned.

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