Free small business start-up seminar in Gainesboro Aug. 11

The Tennessee Small Business Development Center at Tennessee Tech University will conduct a free seminar, "How to Start a Small Business," at 12:15-2:15 p.m. Aug. 11 in Gainesboro.

The seminar is presented in cooperation with the Gainesboro/Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and addresses topics of interest to potential entrepreneurs and new small business owners.

Topics include: business start-up basics, business structures, challenges for startups, business planning, cash needs, financing options and more.

The seminar will be conducted at the Jackson County UT Agricultural Extension office at 757 S. Grundy Quarrels Highway. Lunch will be provided by the chamber and preregistration is required. Space limited to 25 participants. The seminar will be presented by Vicki Henley, director of the TTU Small Business Development Center.

Reservations may be made by calling (931) 372-3706 or online at http://www.cookevillesbdc.org.

The TSBDC is a community outreach initiative of TTU's College of Business. The center is part of a network that operates statewide to assist small businesses by providing free counseling. For more information, visit the website, http://www.tsbdc.org, or contact the TSBDC office at TTU in Cookeville at (931) 372-3648.

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