The 2022 Class is Currently FULL. If you would like to be on the waiting list, please contact the office at 620-340-6430.
The Start Your Own Business Class has helped to start or expand over 100 entrepreneurial businesses in the area. If you are serious about taking your business from concept to reality, the Start Your Own Business class is one of the best tools at your disposal.
Start Your Own Business (SYOB) classes are held annually in the fall. The course is a collaboration between the Small Business Development Center at Emporia State University and Emporia Main Street. Topics covered include cash flow, financing, marketing, insurance, taxation, legal structures, site selection, business expansion, human resource management, daily operations, business plans, logistics, and much more.
Due to the individualized attention required in the Start Your Own Business course, the class is limited to a maximum of sixteen people.
Who can benefit from the SYOB course?
SYOB is open to anyone who wants to start, expand or enhance a business, including
- New entrepreneurs
- Existing business owners looking to expand their operations or improve your existing entity
- Employees - If you are an existing business and have a rock star employee, the SYOB class may ingrain the skills necessary for your staff to aid in future expansion efforts
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