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Free Start Smart Workshop to be offered over Zoom

Mason City, IA – The NIACC Pappajohn Center and the Small Business Development Center will offer a free two-hour workshop designed for anyone who is considering starting a business. At Start Smart, participants will learn how to create a business plan, conduct market research, discuss different types of business ownership, and learn how to register a business.

Start Smart will be offered on Wednesday, January 27, online via Zoom from 6-8 pm.

The activities involved in starting a business fall under two broad categories—feasibility (the business plan) and administrative tasks. While we like to focus on the feasibility issue, Start Smart provides information and the chance to ask questions on numerous other topics, including:

• Business registration
• Doing customer research
• How bankers evaluate business concepts and loans
• Start-up costs
• Business plan tips
• And more

After attending Start Smart, you can make an appointment to meet over the phone individually with the Small Business Development Center Counselors to help you review your business plan or provide guidance with other issues. Registration is required.

For questions, contact Mary Spitz-SBDC office at NIACC: 641.422.4342 or at mary.spitz@niacc.edu

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Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki, daughter Brynlee and son Jaxon.
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