Small business workshop set for Oct. 25

by Josie Fox

The Rusk Chamber of Commerce, along with the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) from Tyler, will host a free workshop for small business owners on Thursday, Oct. 25 from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Rusk Public Library located at 207 E. Sixth St., Rusk.

“We knew there was a need for a seminar like this in Rusk and we are excited to help sponsor this workshop,” said Tara Tatarski, Rusk Chamber of Commerce General Manager.

“I’ve had multiple people approach me seeking information on starting a business or growing their business and this workshop will not only provide information on available financial resources, but will also give participants details on business plans and management.”

The one-hour workshop is open to business owners ranging from the pre-launch stage to start-up or those at the mature business level and will offer access to a valuable collection of topics that every entrepreneur needs to establish or operate a small business.

SBDC is a partnership program that works with the U.S. Small Business Administration, the State of Texas and Tyler Junior College to provide small businesses with the tools and assistance needed to survive, grow and prosper. SBDC offers services such as the creation of business plans, business and industry research and access to funding from $500 to $5 Million plus in a eight county service area that includes Smith, Wood, Cherokee, Nacogdoches, Rusk, Shelby, Sabine and San Augustine counties.

All participants will be provided a complimentary, one-on-one consultation to create a personalized Capital Acquisition Plan that will match their needs and circumstances. Lunch will also be provided.

Space is limited, so those wishing to register for the event should call (903) 683-4242 to secure their seat.