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SBDC to start Advantage Series with business planning

Business planning tips are offered in the spring Advantage Series presented by the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in the Business and Industry Center at Central Lakes College in Brainerd.

On Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 6-7:30 p.m. in E151 at CLC, Jay Bock will outline the important elements needed to develop a successful business plan — one that sets a company apart from those who don’t have such a professional approach to operating a business.

A business plan is important to help a business owner validate the business concept and set clear goals. It also gives investors, banks, suppliers and partners information to make decisions about working with the company. If you are thinking of starting or purchasing a business, this session is for you.

This series will be repeated each month during the spring. Followup counseling is available from the SBDC team of consultants at no charge. Watch for other sessions in the series: Forms of Business Structure, marketing Your Small Business and Accounting Tools.

The admission fee is $30 per person for each session or $100 per person for all four in the series.

The registration deadline is seven days prior to the class date. To register and to read session descriptions of other classes in the series, visit

For information, contact Julie Platta at 218-855-8140 or

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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