This three-hour offering will provide you with a broad overview of the most critical aspects of planning, financing and starting your 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 the costs associated with starting and operating a business. The program will provide you with an opportunity to become familiar with the SBA loan programs, requirements and what constitutes a successful loan application. Preparing a business plan is one of the most daunting tasks in starting and running a successful business. It could also be the most critical task! Our seminar will explain the fundamentals everyone needs to know before “putting pen to paper.” Identify the key sources of business financing. Participants will also familiarize themselves with lending terminology, credit requirements, and loan evaluation criteria. Provides tools to assess personal, managerial, technical and financial skills to successfully run a business.