SLATE Announces New Dates For Entrepreneurial Workshops

The program will help laid-off workers interested in entrepreneurship to start or expand their own small businesses in St. Louis.

July 21, 2014 | 2 min reading time
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The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) has released new dates for its workshops for entrepreneurs and new small business owners.

The next Starting a Business in Missouri workshop is scheduled for Wednesday, July 30, and the Basics of Writing a Business Plan workshop will be held on Wednesday, August 6. Both workshops are from 9:00 a.m. to noon, and will take place at SLATE Missouri Career Center (MCC), 1520 Market Street, 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103.

Entrepreneurs of all ages, backgrounds, education and experience, regardless of the type of business, are invited. The workshop is free for Dislocated or Laid-off Workers.

A variety of topics will be covered at both workshops. Specifically, the Starting a Business in Missouri workshop will identify what it takes to be a business owner, how to assess the market and industry competition, find funding sources and develop writing techniques that appeal to lenders and investors;it will discuss legal regulatory requirements and provide attendees with business start-up resources, templates and tools.

At the same time, the Basics of Writing a Business Plan workshop will focus on how to start a business plan, its key elements, writing style and presenting tips, will explore ways to use a business plan as a management tool.

The workshops are provided through a partnership between SLATE, Small Business Empowerment Centers (SBEC) and the St. Louis Development Corporation (SLDC) to primarily serve dislocated or laid-off workers from the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County. The program will help SLATE and SLDC customers interested in entrepreneurship to start or expand their own small business.

For more information please contact Stacey Fowler, Special Projects Manager, at sfowler@stlworks.com.
  • Department:
    St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment
  • Topic:
    Employment
    Jobs
    and Careers

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