What is the 
Small Business Orientation?
Small Business Orientation Class

The Ohio Small Business Development Center, Kent State University at Stark  conducts an orientation session for adults interested in starting a small business in Stark or Wayne County, and those who are in the early stages of business formation in these counties.

This informational program provides an overview of issues related to starting a business, including:

  •   Local and regional resources that are available to help you
  •  The right business type for you                                                                               
  • ​ Liability, zoning and naming the business                    
  •  Where to find all the forms for starting a business        
  • ​ What you need when you add employees
  • ​ Business planning
  • ​ Financing your business
  •  Common pitfalls  
Each participant will leave with a program packet filled with handouts and other useful information and is eligible to make an appointment for individualized counseling with a business advisor.

                 The program is offered monthly at two convenient locations:

           STARK COUNTY                                               WAYNE COUNTY                   

       June 1 -Virtual Online Session                                   June 4 - 8:30 -10:30 am        
          This Seminar will be a Virtual Online Session             Orrville Chamber of Commerce 
          Kent State University at Stark                                       132 S. Main Street                  
          6000 Frank Ave NW                                                        Orrville, OH 44667
          North Canton, OH 44720                               

 A $10, per person, non-refundable, non-transferable, materials fee is required and payable by MasterCard or Visa at the time of registration.  You may select from a list of dates after choosing the appropriate county.  Seminars are geared toward adults.  We are unable to accommodate infants and children. PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. 
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