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ISBDC offers small- business class

Published: Friday, Sept. 27, 2013 6:58 p.m. CST

CRYSTAL LAKE – The Illinois Small Business Development Center at McHenry County College is offering a class for entrepreneurs, small-business owners and those looking to start a small business.

The course takes place from 6 to 9 p.m. on four consecutive Wednesdays, Oct. 9 to 30, at MCC’s Shah Center, 4100 W. Shamrock Lane, McHenry.

The instructor, Brian DiBona, an ISBDC business specialist, will present four in-depth lessons during the four-week course to teach people the steps to becoming successful small-business owners.

Core Four Business Planning is a learning tool for both novice and experienced entrepreneurs.

The course is divided into four topics: success planning, which presents tools for self-assessment, financial goal setting, and selling skills; market planning, covering strategies for transforming a dream into a real, market-driven business; cash-flow planning, which emphasizes setting sales projections, goals and contingency planning; and operations planning, focusing on strategies for how to comply with legal standards and requirements.

The series costs $175, including all materials. For information or to register, call the ISBDC at 815-455-6098.

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