At West Business Development Center we know that starting and running your own business is not an easy task. It takes resilence, flexibility, perserverance, and education. This engaging and informative workshop provides you with start-up guidance, and a general overview of elements to consider when starting and owning a business. Topics Include: Business Licensing Requirements • Business Taxes • Legal Form of Organization • Components of a Business Plan • Financial Readiness • Business Loans • Marketing Messages • Target Markets • Technology Tools for Business Productivity Cost: Free for West Business Development Center Clients / $25 for Non West Business Development Center Clients To become a West Business Development Center Client go to www.westcenter.org, click "Get Started", and an adviser will contact you to schedule a meeting. Instructor: Stephen “SteveO” O’Mara has been helping folks start and grow their businesses since 1995. Working in Mendocino, Sonoma, Lake and Sacramento Counties SteveO has advised entrepreneurs from all over the world.