Event Information

When: Thursdays, September 27 - November 15
Cost: $99.00 (Includes 8 weeks of instruction, course notebook, and certificate upon completion)
Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Kilgore College - Longview, LH 107

 How to Start and Operate a Business in East Texas

This course is designed in an effort to aid current and future entrepreneurs not only with the difficult decision of going into business for themselves, but also with the difficult day-to-day decisions regarding the operation of a business. Whether it is poor or ineffective management, lack of financial resources, or just a lack of information and planning, many business startups fail within the first five years of operation. Courses such as this are key to the success of owning and operating a business in East Texas.

This course will cover eight (8) separate sections on the proper operation of a business, which includes a variety of topics important to small business start-ups and existing businesses.  From making the initial decision to starting a business, to planning for your company's tax savings, this course will help you with opening a business, as well as keeping that business running as efficiently as possible.  The course will be presented in a weekly, step by step, practical approach to business as opposed to a theoretical or academic approach, with the small business owner and potential owner in mind.  Material covered each week will later be included in the different sections of a business plan. 

The course begins on Thursday, September 27 and runs for eight consecutive Thursdays.  The course schedule is as follows: 

Week 1: Making the Decision to Go into Business
Thursday, September 27
Instructed by: Ron Collier – Collier Consulting Group, President

Week 2: Insurance Requirements / Choosing the Legal Form of Business
Thursday, October 4
Instructed by: Larry Clemens – Brown, Cook & Taylor Insurance Agency, Inc., Agent and Casey Goolsby – Boon, Shaver, Echols, Coleman & Goolsby, P.L.L.C., Attorney at Law

Week 3: Planning for Tax Savings
Thursday, October 11
Instructed by: Jason Cooner - Cooner & Cooner, P.C., CPA

Week 4: How to Prepare a Business Plan
Thursday, October 18
Instructed by: Heath Hamberlin - Texas Bank & Trust, Vice President

Week 5: Financing a Small Business
Thursday, October 25
Instructed by: Troy Moore - BancorpSouth, Community Bank President

Week 6: Marketing Your Small Business
Thursday, November 1
Instructed by: Marc Willson - The Willson Group, President

Week 7: Bookkeeping Basics
Thursday, November 8
Instructed by: Jason Cooner - Cooner & Cooner, P.C., CPA

Week 8: Beginning Your Business: Start-Up Overview
Thursday, November 15
Instructed by: Brad Bunt – Kilgore College SBDC, Director

Register for this seminar!

Please click the link below to begin the registration process.  The Kilgore College SBDC will contact you for payment and additional registration information.  For more information, print course flyer here.