Monday, July 14, 2008

Clayton State SBDC to Hold Entrepreneur Development Series, Starting July 17

The Clayton State University Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will be holding its Entrepreneur Development Series (EDS) at the School of Business in July. The series will include courses on starting a business, writing a business plan, marketing, and obtaining finances for your business.

“Planning and knowledge provide a competitive advantage in the marketplace, and this popular series of programs has helped launch hundreds of businesses,” notes SBDC Business Consultant Donna Kelsick. “The four-part EDS includes valuable recommendations, research ideas, and an overview of the important areas of business operation from a practical perspective. The EDS focuses on the needs of aspiring entrepreneurs and owners of new businesses.”

The EDS begins on Thursday, July 17 with “Starting a Business.” On Friday, July 18, “Writing an Effective Business Plan,” followed by “Marketing Your Small Business” on Thursday, July 24 and “Financing Your Small Business” on Friday, July 25.

All classes will run from 9 a.m. until noon. Each class is $69 for those who may want to attend a single class for specific informational needs. The entire series is available for a discounted price of $229.

Individuals can sign up online or to find out more about the Small Business Development Center at, or by calling (678) 466-5100.

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