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ELKO Small Business START SMART!

 

Event: ELKO Small Business START SMART!

Presenter(s): Clint Koble, Nevada SBDC Business Advisor

Description:

There are lots of resources and directions to go as you start a new business. In order to be smart about the process, we’d like you to START SMART!

Anyone who is considering owning their own business is encouraged to invest 2.5 hours inside our classroom to learn critical first-step basics that will save you both money and time. Whether you’re looking to create a job for yourself, turn a hobby into a revenue stream, or open a retail site, this workshop will improve your chances to succeed. Discover who your local experts are that are both legitimate non-profit agencies, and who offers their services at no cost to you. Follow up one-on-one counseling appointments are available to all who attend, at no cost. Agenda items include:

  • Common Pitfalls for Business Owners
  • Business Owner Pillars of Responsibility
  • Market & Industry Info and Research
  • Sections of a Business Plan
  • Financial Statements
  • What are the compliance/legal issues?
  • How and where do you get funding for your business?
  • Resources

About the Presenter(s):

Clint Koble was born and raised on a family farm in North Dakota. He credits his farm background for instilling family values, a hard work-ethic, respect, and a can-do attitude.  After High School, Clint graduated from the University of North Dakota with B.A Degrees in Political Science and History with a Minor in Business.

After college, Clint worked in the construction industry before settling into the Health Club field as a General Manager for 15 years. He then moved into the resort industry as a General Manager in several western states.

In 2006, Clint took the Executive Director position for the Nevada Rural Development Council where he organized and facilitated community assessments, Town Hall meetings, and strategic planning. It was this experience that led to his political appointment as the State Executive Director of the Farm Service Agency for the USDA in 2009.  In this capacity, Clint and his staff implemented several new Farm Bills and other initiatives from his National Office.

As a Rural Business Counselor for the Nevada SBDC, Clint enjoys getting into the rurals. “It takes me back to my roots”, says Clint.

Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Time: 4:30 - 7:00 PM

Location: Elko County Library, 720 Court Street, Elko, NV 89801

City: Elko

Fee: NO COST

Registration: Online or call (775) 784-6879

Register Here: https://nsbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/4108