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ISBDC announces small business offerings for May

McHENRY – Find out what others are doing to market their business and share your own experiences, get tips on how to start a new business or explore the latest trends in social media marketing at seminars offered by the Illinois Small Business Development Center at McHenry County College.

All classes are held at the Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry. For more information, call 815- 455-6098.

Registration is under way for the following seminars in May:

• Starting A Business In Illinois, 6 to 8 p.m. May 7: An ISBDC experienced instructor will discuss many of the basics pertaining to entrepreneurship, as well as distribute various handouts with agencies and resources available to help small business owners. Cost: $25.

• Marketing Roundtable, 6 to 8 p.m., May 8: A no-cost option for small business owners to collaboratively discuss various approaches to marketing and apply the strategies to their businesses. Reservations are encouraged as seating is limited.

• How to Develop a Business Plan, 6 to 8 p.m., May 15: Learn what to include in a good business plan and the method to project your cash flow. Learn what to include in the narrative and financials achieving your company’s goals and objectives. Find out what your banker feels is a must have for your business plan. Cost: $35.

• Social Media Roundtable, 6 to 8 p.m., May 22: Group for small business owners to discuss the latest trends in social media marketing and share various approaches with their peers. A social media professional will help facilitate the discussion and be available for questions. There is no fee to attend, but reservations are encouraged as seating is limited.

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