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Small Business Seminar Offers Help to Entrepreneurs


Residents in the West Plains area who are interested in starting their own business can get tips and advice during a three-hour seminar that begins at 5:30 PM June 13th at the West Plains Civic Center. KSMU's Missy Shelton reports.

Residents in the West Plains area who are interested in starting their own business can get tips and advice during a three-hour seminar that begins at 5:30 PM June 13th at the West Plains Civic Center.

It's a presentation of the Small Business Development Center at Missouri State University-West Plains and the University of Missouri Extension office in West Plains.

Lyle Wright is the coordinator of the Small Business Development Center.

He says the seminar will provide practical information to help participants realistically assess their plans to start a business.

Wright says the seminar is not specific to any one industry but instead offers general information that should be helpful to anyone interested in starting a small business.

He says the seminar is designed for people who are in the very early stages of developing a small business plan.

Wright says the seminar will focus more on individual entrepreneurs and not so much on the economic climate.

He says regardless of economic conditions, starting a small business is a personal decision.

Spouses or business partners are invited to attend the seminar for free with a paid participant.

Wright says it's critical that individuals who want to start a small business understand that this endeavor will involve their entire family.

The small business seminar is held every month in West Plains.

Information on the June 13th seminar or other upcoming seminars is available by calling 417-255-7966.