This 3-hour workshop provides the "nuts and bolts" and beyond, for starting a business in southern Oregon. The session begins with a discussion of why businesses succeed or fail, and what it takes to be an entrepreneur. Since sixty percent of all businesses close by their sixth year, it is important to gain the information you need to know before you begin your business. Topics include: writing a business plan, legal structure options, state and local rules, regulations, and licensing requirements, marketing, cash flow projections, record keeping basics, and more. This workshop is strongly recommended for anyone who is considering business counseling with a Small Business Development Center. Register online or by calling 541-552-8300.