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Small Business START SMART!


Event: Small Business START SMART!

Presenter(s): Andy Allison, Nevada SBDC Business Advisor


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. Discover who your local experts are that are both legitimate non-profit agencies, and who offer 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:

  • Assessment of you, your idea and your business
  • The “Business Owner Needs “
  • What’s A Business Plan?
  • What in the world are financials?
  • What are the compliance/legal issues?
  • How and where do you get funding for your business?
  • Resources

About the Presenter(s):

Andy Allison is a business advisor for the Nevada Small Business Development Center in southern Nevada. He is a former business owner (highly successful) who brings a wealth of knowledge to people looking to start and expand a small business. Prior to relocating to Nevada, Andy was a business advisor for the New York SBDC, and has expertise in the food and beverage industry. He has a vast understanding and knowledge of business plan development and is widely known for his workshop and seminar presentations, on multiple small business topics.

Andy developed the Start Smart presentation for the Nevada SBDC and has presented it to hundreds of people in Nevada looking to start a small business. His evaluations are excellent and his passion and expertise for the subject are evident in his workshops.

Date: Thursday, June 8, 2017

Time: 1:00 - 3:30 PM

Location: The Studio @ Adams Hub (Next door to the Adams Hub), 177 W. Proctor St., Carson City, NV 89703

City: Carson City


Registration: Online or call (775) 784-6879

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