Small Business Seminar Offered

May 9, 2016

Have you ever considered starting your own small business? Do you have a hobby you would like to turn into a thriving career? Do you like the idea of being your own boss?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then consider attending "So You Think You Want to Start a Small Business," which will be 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesday, May 10 in the Boyle County Public Library Community Room.

This information-packed session will be led by Stuart Arnold, marketing consultant and owner of Lexington-based Strategic Planning Specialists, and Rex McDonald, a product commercialization specialist and senior project manager with the Andromeda Group, based in Williamsburg, Va.

"People consider starting their own business for a variety of reasons," Arnold said. "Some are looking for ways to supplement their income, while others are motivated to maintain a level of income against potential job change or loss. And then there are the dreamers among us who have harbored a lifelong desire to captain their own ship.

"No matter the reason or objective," he continued, "there are many factors to consider before your 'Open for Business' sign, and many of the most important ones are likely missing from your list."

During the 90-minute workshop, Arnold and McDonald will introduce key, and often overlooked, topics for starting a successful small business, including: mechanics of a start-up; necessity of market research; realities of the E-myth; administrative have-tos; and exit strategies.

The program — which is sponsored by the Heart of Danville, Boyle County Public Library, and Danville-Boyle County Chamber of Commerce — is free and open to all Boyle County residents. Space is limited, so reservations are required. For more information, or to reserve a spot, email or call (859) 236-2361 x 141 by 9 a.m., Monday, May 9.

Guests have the option of bringing their own lunch or ordering a $10 brown bag lunch through the Heart of Danville when making reservations.