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VAN WERT — In collaboration with the Wright State University Business Enterprise Center, the “Starting Right” Pre-Business Planning Seminar designed to help individuals start a new business is being offered from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the BEC Office, 147 E. Main St. in Van Wert. This two-hour workshop is designed to encourage new business development and job creation.

Each participant receives a “Starting Right” packet including legal, record-keeping, tax and general business information. A business plan questionnaire and cash flow projection worksheet is also included. During the class, a business counselor provides an overview of the information as well as instruction on the basics of business ownership.

Those attending the class can use the information provided to participate in the annual Business Plan Challenge where budding entrepreneurs compete for business development funds, a Chamber membership, continued counseling and business courses. A business counselor is available to offer guidance through this process and answer questions as necessary. Personal business counseling services are free and no limit is placed on the number of appointments. Business counselors assist with business financing for start-ups, business structure, planning and record-keeping.

This introductory workshop is open to individuals interested in starting a business in Van Wert County and is also being offered May 13 in Ohio City.

Individuals can register by calling the OSU Extension Van Wert County Community Development Office at 419-238-2999. Cost of the class being held in Van Wert is $35 per business payable the night of the class.


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