Business Start Up Summer Series | Tuesdays, 6/25, 7/23 & 8/27 | Noon - 1 pm | Free

Presented in partnership with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

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If you have been waiting for the right time to start a business, here it is! 

There are a lot of reasons people wait to start their own business. Some are worried about the unknown – what is it really like to be a small business owner? Others are concerned about not having enough start-up capital, or that a lack of education puts them at too much of a disadvantage. Others have been told they aren’t ready or can’t do it.

If you’re ready to find out for yourself what being a small business owner is all about and how you can get started, join us this summer for our Business Start Up Summer Series. 

Small business ownership is a journey and an exciting one at that! But, with all of that excitement also comes uncertainty. When small business owners were asked, “What’s the best way to learn more about entrepreneurship?” 51% responded with, “Start a company.” If you’re still feeling a little unsure about what to expect as a small business owner, join us on Tuesday, June 25 from Noon-1pm for our Business Start-Up 101 workshop.  

Approximately 33% of small businesses are started with less than $5,000 and 58% got started with less than $25,000. Many businesses require little start-up funding which gives the owners time to start slowly and grow their business as the market demands it. If funding is a concern of yours, check out the July 23rd Noon-1pm workshopFunding Options for Small Business.  

When it comes to formal education, about one-third of small business owners have not attended college. The good news is that a college degree isn’t the only way to be successful. But knowing what you have and how to account for it is!  If you’re worried about your accounting skills, join us for the August 27th Noon-1pm workshopFinancial Management for Small Business.  

All three of these workshops will be presented by the SBA (Small Business Administration) at SOURCE River West and are geared toward people who are considering starting their own business but need information before taking the leap. You are welcome to attend one, two, or all three! You may attend in person at SOURCE River West Entrepreneurship Center or online through Skype in the convenience of your home or office. 

This could be the summer that changes your whole life! 

(For more entrepreneurship-based statistics and the sources for the ones found in this article, check this out: