Small business center offers Homer seminars

The Kenai Peninsula’s Small Business Development Center will offer three workshops in Homer in October. They will be taught by Bryan Zak, director of the center, at the Homer Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center. 

• There will be a “How to Write a Business Plan” seminar from 12:30-4:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14. Cost is $50. Participants will learn methods for establishing financial projections, as well as ways to create and evaluate financial ratios that help measure success and are an effective tool to obtain financing. Registration deadline is Friday, Oct. 11.

• There will be a free “Starting a Business” seminar from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 21. Zak will answer basic questions about starting a business on the peninsula and talk about the Small Business Development Center, its partner programs and its free counseling services. Registration deadline is Monday, Oct. 14.

• There will be a “Profit Mastery” seminar from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct. 23 and Oct. 24 and from 9 a.m-12:30 p.m. Oct. 25. Normally the cost is $395, but the Jobs Bill allows the center to offer a special rate of $200, according to a press release. The registration and payment deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 11.

This 20-hour, hands-on course will help participants set goals for their business and control spending and pricing. Participants will leave with a process to assess the performance of their business and a strategy to implement change.  

For all the workshops register online by going to click on training events, select Kenai Peninsula for the center’s location, search for the seminar, click “Sign Me Up” and then enter your information. Contact Bunny Kishaba at (907) 260-5629 or for payment options and more information.

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