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Tioga County to Offer Business Development Program

Tioga County Economic Development & Planning in conjunction with Broome Community College will be offering a five session business development program.
The sessions will cover:
• Session 1: Wednesday, March 2, 2011, 5:30-8:30 pm
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Self-employment
Evaluating the Feasibility of Self-employment: Self-assessment/ Your Business Idea
• Session 2: Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 5:30-8:30 pm
Overview of the Business Plan – Purpose, Content and Format
Get Started Writing Your Business Plan: Market Research and Analysis
SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats)
• Session 3: Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 5:30-8:30 pm
Evaluating and Analyzing Financial Feasibility
Developing Your Financial Statements
Financing Options: A Panel Discussion
• Session 4: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 5:30-8:30 pm
Developing an Effective Marketing Plan – Purpose, Contents and Format
Promoting Your Business: Tips, Tricks and Traps
• Session 5: Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 5:30-8:30 pm
Best Practices: EAP Graduates Present Their Winning Business Plans
Mastermind: Discussion of Participant Progress to Date
Q & A on Any Topics Covered in the Program
Presentation of Completion Certificates and Program Evaluation
It will be held at the: Tioga County Administrative Building
Lower Level – Classroom #1, 56 Main Street, Owego, NY
Space is limited, so please call Teresa Saraceno at Tioga County Economic Development & Planning at 607-687-8260 to pre-register.
This program is sponsored by the Broome Community College Entrepreneurial Assistance Program (EAP) and Tioga County Economic Development & Planning. There is a cost of $35.00 to each participant for copies of Let’s Write Your Business Plan (9th edition) and Building Your Future in Self Employment (2nd edition), both written by the workshop facilitator, Ginny L. Robert, along with a financial template for developing your projected financial statements. Payment for these must be made at Session 1 of the program.

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