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Newsmakers in Business, Sept. 22
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Small Business Center offers workshops for new ventures

The University of Georgia Small Business Devleopment Center will offer two workshops this fall covering new venture starts and profitability.

The Starting A Business workshop covers important tools and resources a business owner needs to establish a solid foundation during its early years. Information will focus on market strategy and feasibility, entrepreneurship, financial management & financial alternatives, technology, legal forms, basic bookkeeping and the basics of developing a living business plan.

The workshop is for businesses less than two years old. Sessions are set for 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 24 and 2-5 p.m. Nov. 14 at The Featherbone Center, 999 Chestnut St., Gainesville.

The fee is $69. Pre-registration is required. To register online, visit or call the office at 770-531-5681 for further information.

From staff reports