The Mandan Tomorrow - Economic Opportunity and Prosperity Committee is hosting its second in a series of 2013 business education workshops on April 18. The committee is organizing the workshops as a means of providing assistance to existing businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs looking to start businesses.
The next session, titled “Business Start-Up 101,” is being held in cooperation with the NDSU Extension Service. Speakers will address traits of successful entrepreneurs and small business owners, business planning and feasibility, financing options, business structures, and assistance programs. A panel of local small business owners will provide additional insights and answer questions about operating a business.
The session will be held at the new facility of HIT, Inc. at 2640 Sunset Drive. The free program runs from 5 to 9 p.m. and includes a light meal. Advance registration is required. Sign up by Monday, April 15 at www.cityofmandan.com under the “Meeting and Event Registration” tab or call 667-3485.
A session about commercial development in north Mandan held March 21 was well attended and may be repeated this fall. Additionally, a Business Franchising 101 is planned for September or October.
The information session is co-hosted by the City of Mandan Business Development Office, Bismarck-Mandan Development Association and Bismarck-Mandan Chamber.
Sponsors or the 2013 business education workshop series are American Bank Center, Aspen Group, BNC National Bank, Capital Credit Union, Dakota Community Bank, Eide Bailly, Gate City Bank, Mahlum Goodhart, Montana Dakota Utilities, Railway Credit Union, Security First Bank, Starion Financial, and Wells Fargo Bank.
The Economic Opportunity and Prosperity Commission is helping to implement the Mandan Tomorrow strategic plan. For more information on the Mandan Tomorrow plan, visit www.mandantomorrow.com.