This course will provide you with an overview of the critical first steps associated with starting a business. It is designed specifically for those who are thinking about a new business venture. Participants will assess their strengths and weaknesses in terms of business ownership, learn about the importance of planning, discuss legal and regulatory requirements and identify sources of funding. Available scholarships: •If you are a dislocated (unemployed or laid-off) worker, check out the Dislocated Workers program. •If you live or own a business in NE Kansas City, MO, check out the NE Kansas City Business Growth Initiative program.