Jan. 27, 2005
Explore The Roots of Small Business
State University's Center for Economic and Community Development is hosting a
series of small business workshops designed to assist area small businesses and
entrepreneurs in developing successful enterprises.
workshops are free and open to interested business owners, managers and
entrepreneurs. Seating is limited and advance registration is required.
workshops will be presented by RSU faculty, state and area business specialists,
and the Center for Economic and Community Development's professional staff. All
workshops will be held in Room 205 in Herrington Hall on RSU's Claremore campus,
except as noted below. The schedule includes:
Seven Segments of a Successful Business Plan,
6-9 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 27, presented by Bob Price, business development
specialist with the Center for Economic and Community Development.
Your Most Important Resource: Human Resource.
a.m.-noon, Saturday, Feb. 5, presented by Lynn Wilson, business services
coordinator with the Center for Economic and Community Development.
- Be Your
Own Boss: Steps to Small Business Start-Up.
6-9 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 17,
presented by Bob Price, business development specialist with the Center for
Economic and Community Development.
- Publicity, Promotions, and Partnerships – Creative and Cost-Effective Ways
to Find Customers (And Help Them Find You), 6-9 p.m., Thursday, March 3,
presented by Dana Gray, adjunct professor with RSU's Department of Business.
- Keep Your
Customers Coming Back! Relationship Marketing = Business Success,
p.m., Thursday, March 31, presented by Randy Clay, business man and author
of "Business Lessons with Sharkmaster, Jr."
101: Everything You Need to Know About Small Business Insurance,
6-9 p.m., Thursday, April 14, presented by insurance experts Bill Gattis and
- From the
Eye of the Investor: Basics of Debt and Equity Funding,
Thursday, April 28, presented by funding advisor John Myers.
Business Taxes: Understanding Your State and Federal Tax Obligations,
p.m., Thursday, May 5, presented by Bob Fitzgerald, CPA.
Legal Pitfalls of Small Business Ownership, 6-9 p.m., Thursday, May 12,
presented by attorney Jim Jenkins.
RSU established the Center for Economic and Community
Development to foster economic development and address the educational needs of
business and industry in northeastern Oklahoma. One of the primary functions of
the Center is to assist entrepreneurs who wish to start or expand their
business. The professional staff at the Center provides assistance with business
plans, financial planning, management, marketing, production, and workforce
training. Most services are provided free of charge.
For more information or to register for the seminars, call
the RSU Center for Economic and Community Development at (918) 343-7533.