Small Business Development Center
Smart Start for Business
For Start-Up Businesses
You have an idea for a business. What’s the first step? Take the idea that has been forming in your head and see if you can turn it into an actual business.
In the Smart Start program you will develop your business concept and take it through each step of the business planning process. Through classroom activities, research and action steps, you will plan and analyze your entrepreneurial vision by creating a well-researched business plan.
You will also have free access to a Small Business Development Center consultant to provide one-on-one assistance as you create your business plan.
Smart Start consists of four two-hour sessions covering:
- Developing a marketing and sales strategy
- Funding and financial planning
- Reaching customers and operating your business
Smart Start for Business program dates
Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.
Next session meets on May 2, 9, 16 and 23
This class is full. Please call (651) 962-4603 to be on waitlist or for information about next class.
University of St. Thomas
1000 LaSalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
The fee for this program is $150 per business (not per attendee); however, this program is offered free to veterans.
For more information on the Smart Start for Business program call (651) 962-4505.