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SBDC will offer eight-week entrepreneur class beginning Oct. 17

SBDC will offer eight-week entrepreneur class beginning Oct. 17
Kilgore College

POSTED: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 6:32pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 6:44pm

The Kilgore College Small Business Development Center will offer an eight-part course titled “How to Start and Operate a Business in East Texas” Oct. 17 through Dec. 12.

Classes are set for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursdays in the Hendrix Building at KC—Longview, 300 S. High St.

Tuition for the course is $119, which includes an entrepreneurial startup guide and all course material.

Seating is limited, and early registration is recommended.

Brad Bunt, director of the KCSBDC, said hundreds of local business owners have gotten their start after attending this series of classes and the course has a high success rate among small business owners.

The classes will feature local professionals who examine topics relevant to small business such as advertising strategies, tax and corporate laws, insurance policies, financing programs, marketing trends, government forms and filing requirements and bookkeeping basics.

“Those attending have the unique opportunity to interact with an insurance agent, attorney, CPA, banker, marketing consultant and others throughout the program,” said Melanie Northcutt, KCSBDC training coordinator. “Small business regulations and conditions are constantly changing, so small business owners must stay informed to ensure long-term success.”

To register, call the SBDC at (903) 757-5857 or 1-800-338-7232 or visit

Course schedule:

Oct. 17: Making the Decision to Go into Business
Instructor: Ron Collier with Collier Consulting Group

Oct. 24: Insurance Requirements & Choosing the Legal Form of Business
Instructor: Larry Clemens with Brown, Cook & Taylor Insurance; Casey Goolsby, Attorney at Law

Oct. 31: Planning for Tax Savings
Instructor: Jason Cooner with Cooner & Cooner, P.C.

Nov. 7: How to Prepare a Business Plan
Instructor: Greg Colquitt with Citizens National Bank

Nov. 14: Financing a Small Business
Instructor: Troy Moore with BancorpSouth

Nov. 21: Marketing Your Small Business
Instructor: John Grubbs with GCI

Dec. 5: Bookkeeping Basics
Instructor: Jason Cooner with Cooner & Cooner, P.C.

Dec. 12: Beginning Your Business: Start-Up Overview
Instructor: Brad Bunt with Kilgore College SBDC


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