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NECI offering free business class

Published 2:34pm Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Michiana SCORE-Senior Corp of Retired Executives presents “Thinking About Starting a Business” class at Niles Entrepreneurial and Culinary Incubator.

This is the second part of the two-part class, to be held on Nov. 13 and Nov. 20, 6 to 9 p.m., at 219 N. 4th St., second floor, in Niles. It will be an informative class for any entrepreneur who is starting or operating a small business. The class is free, but reservations are required.

The presenters will be from SCORE Michiana. The Michiana SCORE Chapter 266 was founded in 1980. It is an active chapter with more than 20 volunteers. The counselors of the Michiana chapter are experienced business owners and managers who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business owners and potential small business owners achieve success.

The SCORE Advisors will guide you in evaluating your readiness to start a business and the potential of your idea for making a profit.  SCORE mentoring can assist the entrepreneur in making the right decision.

The two-hour classes will focus on the specific content of the following topics:

• Introduction to business

• Business basics

• Marketing/research ideas

• Marketing your business

• Message and media

• Financial matters

• Finding funding

• Finalizing a business plan

“Thinking About a Business” training is a prerequisite for scheduling time or obtaining space in NECI.

Through NECI, Niles DDA Main Street is working to provide resources designed to help small businesses, both current and future, grow and prosper by offering an array of business support resources and services developed by our network of contacts.

For more information, or to reserve your spot at this training, contact Niles Main Street at (269) 687-4332 or For more information on Michiana-SCORE, visit  or call (574) 310-8097.

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