CSCC’s SBDC To Offer Free Seminar On Starting A Business

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Cleveland State’s Small Business Development Center is hosting StraightTalk: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask About Starting A Business seminar on Monday, April 28 from 1-3 p.m. in room 130 of the Technology Building on the CSCC campus. 

Panelists from the Small Business Development Center at Cleveland State Community College, the U.S. Small Business Administration, BrightBridge Women's Business Center, and SCORE will be available to speak with guests and answer questions about entrepreneurship.

The first hour will be a question and answer session where experienced small business specialists will answer questions about how to start a business, how to avoid common mistakes, what preliminary steps to take before getting started and anything you've been curious to know about entrepreneurship.

Following the open Q & A, the panelists will be available to speak with individuals one-on-one about business specifics. This session is targeted toward individuals 50 years young and above who are interested in starting a small business, but everyone is welcome.

Speakers for this seminar include David Hudson, TSBDC; Jacqueline Merritt, U.S. Small Business Administration; Mary Sedrick, BrightBridge Women’s Business Center and SCORE.

Although there is no fee to attend this seminar, it is recommended that you register by calling Jennie DeCook at (423) 478-6247 or email with your name, address, phone number and email address and specify the class you would like to register for or go to and click on the class title under Special Events.

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