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Wednesday, October 15, 2003

'Start and Manage Your Own Business' November 12 and 14

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 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday, November 12, at Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD, and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, November 14, at Salisbury University.

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC), an outreach program of SU’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business, co-sponsors the course with Chesapeake.

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 of the SBDC Eastern Region locations. The cost of the course is $40 at SU, $45 at Chesapeake, including lunch. To register for the SU course or for more information call 410-543-6516. To register for the Chesapeake course call 1-888-852-6712.

For more information about the SBDC at SU call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at

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