The First Step: How to Start and Finance Your Business

Start Up workshop designed to give you a head-start with your business. This seminar will provide an overview on the steps to start a business along with an in-depth look at a business plan. Topics covered include business registrations, licenses, business structures, taxation, and research tools, as well as what to expect in financing your business, financial projections, and information on other available resources.

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Saturday, January 20, 2018


9:00 am to 12:30 pm


Fairfield Inn & Suites
2219 Bee Line Highway
DuBois PA 15801-6319
Website: Fairfield Inn & Suites

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Topics Discussed:

Lifestyle requirements that are involved in owning a business
Differences between business organizations and structures
How and why to prepare a business plan
Guidelines on how to finance your business
How to research your market and competition
How to market your product or service
How to conduct research on your industry
Applications and licenses needed to start your business
Regulations governing a business
Business tax information
Environmental regulation compliance
Other resources you can use to help you plan and succeed

Seminar Fee is $20.00 (Pre-registration is required - Please pay the day of the event)

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Or register by contacting the SBDC at (814) 393-2060 or Toll-Free at (877) 292-1843

Please call at least two days prior to the scheduled workshop

Sponsored by:
Clarion University Small Business Development Center
Clarion University College of Business Administration
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
US Small Business Administration
Association of Small Business Development Centers
North Central Commission
DuBois Chamber of Commerce