ELKO – Small Business Start Smart, a live presentation on resources and directions to go as you start a new business, is coming to four rural Nevada locations, free of charge.

Anyone who is considering owning their own business is encouraged to invest 2.5 hours inside the classroom to learn critical first-step basics that will save 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 nonprofit 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:

  • 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

The presenter will be Clint Koble, a business adviser with the Nevada Small Business Development Center.

Elko’s presentation is from noon to 2:30 p.m. Feb. 21 at Elko County Library.

Battle Mountain’s presentation is from 5:15-7:45 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Lander Cooperative Extension Office, 815 N. 2nd St.

Presentations are also planned in Winnemucca and Lovelock on Feb. 22.

Register at www.NevadaSBDC.org by clicking on “training calendar.”

Questions about the program may be directed to Kathy Carrico at(775-784-6879, or kcarrico@unr.edu.

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