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 Residents

         Sept. 11 - 5:00-7:00pm                                            Oct. 2- 2:00-4:00pm
                                                                                           Wooster Chamber of Commerce 

                                       (additional dates click Register button)

          Conference Center                                                     Wooster Area Chamber of Commerce
         Kent State University at Stark                                    377 West Liberty Street         
         6000  Frank Ave NW                                                   Wooster OH  44691 
         North Canton, OH 44708                                          

 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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