Free entrepreneur workshops from the LaunchPad and the NSBDC

A partnership between Greater Bemidji’s LaunchPad and the Northwest Small Business Development Center is offering quarterly workshops for aspiring entrepreneurs.

According to a release, these free workshops will cover the basics of starting a business and are designed for those with a business idea, those who have recently started a business or those struggling with their current business.

The first workshop will be held Jan. 28 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Mayflower Building.

This introductory workshop will cover how to prepare a business plan, understand markets, employee-management considerations and more on how to turn a business idea into a reality.

The second workshop will be held Feb. 4 from 11:30 to 1:30, again at the Mayflower.

This workshop will delve into the vital components of a business: finance and marketing.

Topics will include identifying start-up costs, putting together financial projections, exploring financing options, as well as developing successful marketing strategies.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers all the beats in north-central Minnesota, such as local government, crime, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University.


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