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General News · 2nd November 2011
Need help with finances? Want to start your own business? Could you use some small business management? Sign Up Now! Workshops are planned for Sunday November 13th from 12:30-4:30 and follow up workshop Sunday November 27th from 12:30 to 4:30. The second workshop (27th) can only be taken if you participated in the first one. Registration until November 9th. Minimum of 4 registered people required for it to go ahead. Workshops taught by Helen Furgale from Community Futures. Cost: $20.00 per class. Call Ester at 6441 to sign up or email If you need childcare, please arrange with Coreen at least 1 week in advance, you can contact her at 0152 or email

Planned subjects for November Workshops include:

Entrepreneurship Is It For You? Where do I start?

Basic Characteristics of Entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurial Self Assessment
Evaluating Business Ideas
Desired Income Approach
Monthly Budgets
Finances for Start Up: How much do you need?
Developing a Business Concept

Business Plan Development

Developing your business concept into a comprehensive plan
Doing Market research
Your Marketing plan: Strategies for success
Financial Plan: Crunching the numbers
Completing your Business Plan:
Financing your business: Sources of capital
Business launch: Licensing; Insurance; Registering your Business: Record Keeping; CRA; Bookkeeping

If you have any additional ideas to cover in this area, please contact me at 6441 or email I am the volunteer coordinator for this month and want to make sure we include everything needed in this area.