State Fair Community College’s Small Business Development Center will hold two workshops designed to help start small businesses and ensure success.

Starting and Managing a Small Business and Basics of Business Planning are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 15, on the SFCC-Clinton campus, 1701 N. 2nd St., Room 106.

Starting and Managing a Small Business will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. This session will provide an overview of the steps to start a successful business. Attendees will assess strengths and weaknesses, learn the importance of planning and discuss legal and regulatory requirements. Additionally, participants will learn if they are ready to be a business owner and about resources to assist in startups. Cost is $49 per person, but current SFCC students are free.

Basics of Business Planning will be held from 1-4 p.m. Participants will learn the components of a business plan, which includes business description, market analysis, financial projections, legal structure, service or product line and required funding. Cost is $49 per person, but current SFCC students are free.

For more information, contact Kelly Asbury, SBDC director, at kasbury1@sfccmo.edu or (660) 596-7350. To register, go to www.sfccmo.edu/thelearningforce and select Schedule of Courses link. People also may call (660) 530-5822 or email thelearningforce@sfccmo.edu. Seating is limited so early registration is recommended.

The SBDC is made possible by a funding partnership through the federal Small Business Administration, the University of Missouri Extension and State Fair Community College’s The LearningForce.

Randy Kirby