Tuesday, January 14, 2014

RiverLink and SBTDC to host seminar on starting a small business on the river

Part of RiverLink's mission is to stimulate the economic and environmental heath of the French Broad River watershed through arts & crafts, recreation (retail, manufacturing, enjoyment) and health and wellness (as documented in the popular Wilma Dykeman RiverWay Plan). To further that effort, RiverLink and the Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC) are pleased to announce a seminar focused on encouraging entrepreneurship and the nuts and bolts of starting a business in the French Broad River Watershed.  

"Starting A Better Business" will be held on Thursday, January 23, from 10:00 to 12:00 at RiverLink's Warehouse Studios, 170 Lyman Street in the heart of the  River Arts District.  

Noah Raper from SBTDC will cover the following topics:
-- how to assess your business ownership skills
-- how to assess the feasibility of your business idea
-- the parts of a business plan
--  the different types of business formations (sole proprietorship, LLC, partnerships, etc.)
-- required licenses
-- financing options

Session handouts will include a business plan outline, additional planning documents, and helpful resources to guide your business planning process. There will be an opportunity for discussion and to ask questions about specific aspects of business. These sessions are free and open to anyone interested in starting a business, but registration is required in order to assure seating. To register, please visit:
For questions about this session or how to register, please contact Noah Raper at 828-251-6025 ext. 22. Directions and other event details will be distributed to registered attendees prior to the event. Space is limited and reservations are a must.

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