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 Chesapeake College in Wye Mills, MD, on Tuesday, April 13, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in Room AUD-01 of the Performing Arts Center and at Salisbury University on Friday, April 16, from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. in the Frederick 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 fee at Chesapeake College is $46, including lunch and materials. To register, call Michelle Jonczak at 410-827-5304, toll free at 888-852-6712, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reference course #CEI 841. The fee at SU is $40. Call Terry Cohen at 410-543-6516, or email email@example.com to register. For more information about the SBDC at Salisbury University call 410-543-6030 or visit the SU Web site at www.salisbury.edu.