SALISBURY, MD---“How to Start and Manage Your Own Business,” an all-day course to help the new or potential business owner understand concepts vital to success, is offered at Salisbury University, on Friday, May 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Montgomery Room on the second floor of the Commons Building. The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), an outreach program of SU’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, sponsors the course. A business counselor discusses the importance and basics of writing a business plan. A business plan template is provided. An insurance specialist helps determine which types of insurance are needed. An attorney provides information on forming a corporation, and the legal reasons to use different types of business structures. A marketing expert shares marketing plan ideas, as well as examples of proven marketing techniques. A banker covers obtaining financing from any financial institution and developing a positive relationship with a bank. An accountant discusses different types of bookkeeping methods and accurate record keeping. The class is held each month at one or both of the SBDC Eastern Region locations. The cost for this course at Salisbury University is $40 and includes lunch. To register or for more information call 410-543-6516, or email Terry Cohen, training coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.