Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs soon can get expert help with smart business planning.
The University of Houston-Victoria Small Business Development Center will present a business plan and strategic planning workshop from 1 to 2:30 p.m. March 12 at its offices, 3402 N. Ben Wilson St. The event will be directed by Debra Dimando with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
Businesses need a plan for how to operate and outmaneuver the competition in order to grow and prosper, SBDC Director Joe Harper said.
“A business plan gives you a clear understanding of your business, how it operates and the environment in which it works,” he said. “Strategic planning helps you develop a clear plan for where you want your business to be and how you will get it there.”
Good planning allows business operators to quickly adapt to changing market conditions and expand their businesses in intelligent ways.
“That makes your business more profitable and more sustainable, even in a challenging economy like the one we are in now,” he said.
The UHV SBDC provides business consulting services, many of them free, to entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in Victoria and 10 surrounding counties.
“We are here to help build the economy one business at a time,” Harper said. “Small business is the backbone of the American economy.”
For more information, or to reserve a seat for the session, contact the SBDC at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-895-7232.