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Published May 17, 2023
For anyone contemplating starting a small business, the thought alone can be daunting. However, advice and assistance are available.
P.J. Burns will discuss the basics of starting a business during a joint Wyoming Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network and Area 59 workshop titled “Area 59 – Start Your Own Business” Wednesday, May 24, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Gillette College’s Area 59, located at 3207 Douglas Highway. To register, go here. Registration is free.
The Wyoming SBDC Network offers business expertise to help Wyoming residents think about, launch, grow, reinvent or exit their business. The Wyoming SBDC Network is hosted by the University of Wyoming with state funds from the Wyoming Business Council and funded, in part, through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
This workshop will cover business structure (LLC vs. sole proprietorship), vetting business ideas, identifying target markets and funding small businesses. Attendees will receive access to a variety of free resources to help hone their ideas and plan strategies for bringing their ideas to reality. Participants can bring their own laptops or use one at the workshop.
Burns is the Wyoming SBDC Network’s regional director for Campbell, Crook, Johnson, Sheridan and Weston counties. She has spent the majority of her career advising and advocating for small businesses in her roles at chambers of commerce and economic development organizations. She has a background in marketing, human resources, strategic planning, leadership and management.
For more information, call Maureen Johnson, marketing, communication and database manager for the Wyoming SBDC Network, at (307) 343-0925 or email email@example.com.