SBA kicks off startup series

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), more than fifty percent of startups begin in the home. To foster this trend, the SBA of Western New York is launching a series of workshops to educate and encourage home-based entrepreneurship.

“The SBA and its resource partners offer a wide array of classes and training sessions for entrepreneurs looking to launch or grow their businesses,” says SBA Buffalo District Director Franklin J. Sciortino. “Getting the right information and proper advice from the onset only helps to increase a small business owner’s odds of succeeding. It’s what I like to say is the foundation needed to build a successful small business,” he adds.

Kicking off the series, the SBA will lead “Starting a Veteran Home-Based Business” on July 19th. The content will focus on the legal and business implications of working at home and participants do not need to be veterans. 

On August 10, it is hosting “Finding the Right Idea,” a look at what startup ideas can and will get financing and how to decipher a bad idea from a winning idea.

Also, on September 14, the organization will hold “Creating an Effective Business Plan,” a workshop on how to put an idea into a viable strategic plan.

The SBA encourages the use of mentoring services, like SCORE, and workshops like the series offered to ensure startup success.  SCORE is a nonprofit aimed at getting small businesses get off the ground through mentoring, an online business plan how-to and free workshops. It is supported by the SBA.

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