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Business Fundamentals workshop set for May 9 in Huntington

Apr. 28, 2013 @ 11:31 PM

BIZ FUNDAMENTALS: A workshop on Business Fundamentals is scheduled for 9:30 to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, May 9, in Huntington. The workshop is part of the West Virginia Small Business Development Center (WVSBDC) training and business coaching program Three Step Jump Start to help small business owners receive the right information at the right time.

The Business Fundamentals workshop will be conducted at the Robert C. Byrd Institute, 1050 4th Ave., Huntington. To register, call 304-528-5616, or go to http://wvsbdc.ecenterdirect.com and click on Training Events for online registration.

Registration is required at least two days in advance.Three Step Jump Start helps entrepreneurs and small business owners in West Virginia accelerate their potential success by learning the structure and services provided by WVSBDC. The first step is to view the Three Step Jump Start video on the agency's website, www.wvsbdc.org.

Individuals can then attend the Business Fundamentals workshop, offering essential information on what an entrepreneur needs to know to start a business successfully. There is a $35-per-person fee per workshop.

After completing the workshop, interested entrepreneurs or business owners may schedule an appointment with WVSBDC for one-on-one coaching sessionsS. The WVSBDC coaches provide assistance with business plan development, financial statement preparation, cash flow analysis and other services.

GRANT WRITING: Kanawha Valley Community and Technical College will offer a Grant Writing Workshop on Thursdays, May 9 and 16, at the Kanawha Valley Community & Technical College Workforce and Economic Development site in the Schoenbaum Family Enrichment Center at 1701 5th Ave., Suite 142, Charleston.

This noncredit workshop includes hands-on, step by step guidance in writing a full proposal document complete with the mission statement, objectives, activities, methods, budget, evaluation and follow-up after submission. Information will include matching organizations to funding sources and discussion of various federal, state, foundation, and corporate funding sources. Developing time lines, meeting deadlines, and building community support, writing tips and supporting data will also be included. The fee for this workshop is $179. This includes all student material and CD.

Instructed by Jan Hensley, Grantsmanship Certified Instructor, the course combines instruction and practical experience to take you step by step through all the stages of grant writing. The instructor will provide you with access to ample resource materials for future reference. Students will also practice evaluating and critiquing proposals. Participants should come prepared with a proposal idea and will develop a basic proposal during this two-day workshop. Each student will work at his or her own computer terminal, and a flash drive will be supplied to participants to their draft grant proposals to take home for future reference.

Register online at http://apps.wvsto.com/wvsctccms/default.aspx, by phone at 304-205-6603 or e-mail workshops@kvctc.edu. For information on other training programs and workshops offered by KVCTC's Workforce and Economic Development Division, visit www.kvctc.edu/workforce.

If your organization has a seminar or training class you would like listed in this column, please send it to Jean Tarbett Hardiman. Reach her by email at jeant@herald-dispatch.com, send faxes to 304-526-2857 or send mail to The Herald-Dispatch, P.O. Box 2017, Huntington, WV 25720.

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